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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Woodland Girl on December 05, 2018, 04:56:43 AM »
HI!  Hug1 I see that!  No, except for the gabapentin, that I have to go to the specialist for (100 mile drive one way) the vet isn't more than a 10-12 minute drive away, but it's winter and the weather is often bad and it is dark when I get out of work. I don't want to risk not being able to get over there, and run out of meds.

Vet has agreed that when I get the refills I can get a larger quantity.

I try to avoid thinking about any time line going forward but it seems pretty clear that Jennie's illness is progressing fairly rapidly.  The original meds, the gabapentin and piroxicam kept her comfortable for only 4 weeks.

Now we've added heavier duty drugs...but they won't keep her comfortable forever.  I am a firm believer in too soon is better than too late and I have started having The Talk with Jennie.

First talk last night.  I've told her that I will watch her carefully and she is to tell me when she's had enough.  I've also reassured her that I will be fine, she mustn't try to stay strong or hide her suffering for fear of my pain of losing her. That it's Jennie that matters.

I won't dwell on it of course, I do try to keep things cheerful around here, but we'll be having that talk every evening now.

PS as I was typing that Jennie was counter surfing.  YAY!   funny2 funny2

Thanks ThreeStep  HeadButt

Urgh, It's that 200 mile round trip which was concerning me . You must be both mentally and physically exhausted as things are, without having to do that.

You're doing absolutely everything possible for Jennie, and I'm sure that she recognises it.

That talk, although painful for you, illustrates the incredibly close relationship you have with Jennie. She will tell you, and you will follow her wishes no matter how much pain it causes you however I hope that it won't be for some time yet.

 Yayy for the counter surfing.Keep it up Jennie.

 HeadButt  HeadButt  HeadButt  Hug1
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WELCOME! / Welcome Woodland Girl!
« Last post by Pookie on December 04, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
welcome5 welcome4 welcome2 welcome3 welcome1 cowHello hellowave  CatPurr
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Pookie on December 04, 2018, 08:13:51 PM »
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Vet has agreed that when I get the refills I can get a larger quantity.

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First talk last night.  I've told her that I will watch her carefully and she is to tell me when she's had enough.  I've also reassured her that I will be fine, she mustn't try to stay strong or hide her suffering for fear of my pain of losing her. That it's Jennie that matters.

I won't dwell on it of course, I do try to keep things cheerful around here, but we'll be having that talk every evening now.

grouphug grouphug grouphug

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PS as I was typing that Jennie was counter surfing.  YAY!   funny2 funny2

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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on December 04, 2018, 05:34:54 PM »
It sounds as though Jennie is feeling more comfortable. :)

I hope that you won't have to go far to get the fresh meds? Has the CBD oil arrived yet?

 HeadButt HeadButt

P S. I made it here. :D

HI!  Hug1 I see that!  No, except for the gabapentin, that I have to go to the specialist for (100 mile drive one way) the vet isn't more than a 10-12 minute drive away, but it's winter and the weather is often bad and it is dark when I get out of work. I don't want to risk not being able to get over there, and run out of meds.

Vet has agreed that when I get the refills I can get a larger quantity.

I try to avoid thinking about any time line going forward but it seems pretty clear that Jennie's illness is progressing fairly rapidly.  The original meds, the gabapentin and piroxicam kept her comfortable for only 4 weeks.

Now we've added heavier duty drugs...but they won't keep her comfortable forever.  I am a firm believer in too soon is better than too late and I have started having The Talk with Jennie.

First talk last night.  I've told her that I will watch her carefully and she is to tell me when she's had enough.  I've also reassured her that I will be fine, she mustn't try to stay strong or hide her suffering for fear of my pain of losing her. That it's Jennie that matters.

I won't dwell on it of course, I do try to keep things cheerful around here, but we'll be having that talk every evening now.

PS as I was typing that Jennie was counter surfing.  YAY!   funny2 funny2

That is good news!

Thanks ThreeStep  HeadButt
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Woodland Girl on December 04, 2018, 03:34:49 PM »
It sounds as though Jennie is feeling more comfortable. :)

I hope that you won't have to go far to get the fresh meds? Has the CBD oil arrived yet?

 HeadButt HeadButt

P S. I made it here. :D
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 04, 2018, 10:43:37 AM »
Miss Izzy decorates the tree very well!  I'm sorry about the idiot vet(s).   :(

Thank you! We expected her to try out for tree topper but she did not consider the position for reasons unknown to her humans.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Pookie on December 04, 2018, 10:19:59 AM »
Miss Izzy decorates the tree very well!  I'm sorry about the idiot vet(s).   :(
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 04, 2018, 09:01:35 AM »
Thank you Pookie - no luck. The vet we feel somewhat comfortable with and who is also the owner of the clinic will not be in tomorrow. The others - - been there. When I asked one two years ago how to go about ShadowCat's weight the answer was "feed her less and it does not matter what". A bit meager for 100$!
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Pookie on December 04, 2018, 08:14:37 AM »
Sending hugs to you and ShadowCat . . . grouphug grouphug grouphug
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Birthday Corner / Re: Happy Birthday, DeeDee
« Last post by Pookie on December 04, 2018, 08:11:34 AM »
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As MC, said:  WE MISS YOU!
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