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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2018, 06:37:31 AM »
That is good news!

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #151 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?

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #152 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?

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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!

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #153 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.

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

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #154 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

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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.

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #155 on: December 05, 2018, 05:47:29 AM »
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.

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Thanks WG. Well the 200 mile round trip I won't have to do again until the end of January.  I asked them to give me enough for 2-3 months and they gave me about 2 1/2 months worth.

And of course it's my choice to do that.  Jennie didn't tolerate the mail order compound pharmacy's version of the gabapentin.

She had a bad night and I had to give her a dose of bupe this morning. I think I missed with last night's dose but I was afraid to give her more in case I didn't miss.  After the bad night I am pretty sure I missed so I gave it again this morning.  She has her piroxicam tonight so won't need the bupe again until tomorrow.  Hug1 HeadButt

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #156 on: December 05, 2018, 09:36:34 AM »
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Jennie couldn't have anyone more receptive to her needs. You're doing a brilliant job. grouphug

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #157 on: December 05, 2018, 11:49:42 AM »


Jennie couldn't have anyone more receptive to her needs. You're doing a brilliant job. grouphug

Agree!
Also... did she get a taste of anything good from the counter?  ;)

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #158 on: December 05, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
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Agree!
Also... did she get a taste of anything good from the counter?  ;)



Nope. Jennie trained me long ago with her "anything not nailed down" habits not to leave anything out she could eat. funny2


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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #159 on: December 06, 2018, 08:37:04 AM »
Nope. Jennie trained me long ago with her "anything not nailed down" habits not to leave anything out she could eat. funny2

Same here.  Cats train us well!
We have a bread drawer with child locks on it.  Cookie jar is almost 50 years old.  It sits on the counter empty.  If we have cookies, they get stored in the bread drawer.  Flour, sugar, etc. canisters are on the counter, but they are also empty.   It is the only way to keep them ON the counters, and not get pushed off onto the floor!
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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #160 on: December 06, 2018, 08:52:46 AM »
This is funny, because I didn't really have the problem after I trained them to stay off the kitchen counters (using double-sided tape).

Now, I DID have childproof locks on the lower kitchen cabinets where I stored the dishwasher detergent, etc., and also on the refrigerator and freezer.   :o  Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!  I suspect one of them was going after the aloe plant that I had on top of the fridge, and jumped from the kitchen counter to the top but somehow kicked the freezer door handle and opened it.  On the one hand, it was funny, but I was also a little freaked thinking, what if one had gotten IN the freezer and the door had closed  . . . so I got the locks and put them on, and started the off-counter training.
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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #161 on: December 06, 2018, 09:03:10 AM »
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Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!

THAT is really scary! 

As far as training the cats to stay off counters and such... too lazy.  Silly7
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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #162 on: December 06, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
Nosy was named appropriately and she was one cool kitty in the sense of the word after she got locked in the fridge.

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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #163 on: December 06, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Did Jennie's CBD arrive today?
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Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Reply #164 on: December 06, 2018, 03:58:44 PM »
This is funny, because I didn't really have the problem after I trained them to stay off the kitchen counters (using double-sided tape).

Now, I DID have childproof locks on the lower kitchen cabinets where I stored the dishwasher detergent, etc., and also on the refrigerator and freezer.   :o  Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!  I suspect one of them was going after the aloe plant that I had on top of the fridge, and jumped from the kitchen counter to the top but somehow kicked the freezer door handle and opened it.  On the one hand, it was funny, but I was also a little freaked thinking, what if one had gotten IN the freezer and the door had closed  . . . so I got the locks and put them on, and started the off-counter training.

I never had much faith in counter training. :D Cats go where they want when no one is around to tell them they aren't allowed.  Silly7

My friend S kept coming home and finding her freezer door open, she didn't know how Mattie was getting it open.  I suggested velcro and she said yep she'd already done it.  Great minds thing alike haha. I thought of velcro because I have it on my table top freezer door.  Not because of the cats opening it but because one time when it was a bit too full I didn't shut the door properly and it popped open and some meat had to be discarded. Now I swipe the velcro closed, so I know it's always shut tight.

THAT is really scary! 

As far as training the cats to stay off counters and such... too lazy.  Silly7

Me too.   funny2


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