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#1 nancykind

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

she's lost weight.

dammit!!! :bang:

i'm guessing kidneys here also.... again.... heart, kidneys, very closely related, and i'm not sure what options i have. i'm going to call dr john at the vets when i get out of PT today.

damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bang: :bang:

#2 gregoir

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

((((Cassady and Nancy)))) :heart:

#3 ladygingechilla

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

:( damn

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#4 In A Silent Way

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

(((kitteh))) :heart:

#5 Tim the Beek

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

:heart:

#6 TEO

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

(((Nancy & Cassady)))

#7 Rayzeeday

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

:heartflag: All the love and support from Ray & Amy and our furry children!

#8 nancykind

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

taking Cassady in around 6:30 or 7 tonight, dr john's completely overbooked and completely okay with it.

#9 Royal

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

sending healthy vibes to you and Cassady

#10 vinandtonic

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

sending good vibes!

#11 sums

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

any word nancy?

#12 nancykind

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

haven't heard, no. i'll give him till tomorrow, if he has something definite he'll call

#13 seany

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

:heart: (((Kitteh)))

#14 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Healthy kitty vibes!

#15 Rayzeeday

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

All my digits are crossed for you. :dhjandmrt:

#16 nancykind

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

damn! damn! damn!!!!!!!! :bang:

the abdominal u/s shows extreme thickening of the stomach and intestinal walls an d fluid build up. it cannot be cured. it is not related to the heart disease. it could be one of 3 things. least likely is inflammatory bowel disease. but the extent of the thickening makes that very unlikely. it's most likely either FIP or gastrointestinal lymphoma, the only way to know for sure is to put her through a biopsy of the fluid which i'm not sure i want to do.

in either case, the only thing that could prolong and perhaps improve prognosis for a short time is chemotherapy. wtf.

:bang:

for the moment she is not in pain, can go to the bathroom and can be perky and somewhat playful, though not her old hell raising self, and very affectionate.

and it could be as little as a month, before she stops eating.

dr verra kept saying how sorry he was and gave me a big hug. he said that my "countenance through everything, going back to Zevon, has been remarkable" and that i am an inspiration to him. that was sweet. doesn't really help, but it was sweet. poor guy never has super good news for anyone who has to see him, it can't be easy.

soooo. i won't tell you how i'm feeling because i'm sure you know or can imagine. i can't believe i have to do this again. and now? really?? :gah: :gah: :gah:

my poor Cassady

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

#17 Tim the Beek

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Oh, Nancy. :(

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#18 JBetty

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

I'm so sorry. :sad: :heart:

#19 KrisNYG

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

Oh Nancy, I am so sorry. :( :heart:

#20 fire_rocket

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

SO sorry Nancy, that is such a blow to you especially at this time of your life. :heart:

#21 sarah b.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Oh, mother fudge. I'm so sorry. <3

#22 vinandtonic

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

:heart: :heart:

#23 pixiebug

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

:heart: times so many... My heart breaks for you and poor Cassady :(

#24 Royal

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:39 AM

So sorry Nancy. I thank god every day that Natalie is healthy. Sending my love to you and kitty.

#25 Rayzeeday

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:14 AM

:loveeye:

#26 sums

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

i don't even know what to say... :heart: :heart: :heart:

#27 Rayzeeday

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

Thank the powers that be you have had cassady to love and always cherish! :yippee:

#28 scarfire

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

such lousy timing nancy. i'm sorry to hear.

i hope her time is extended long beyond all expectations. :heart:

#29 nancykind

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

thank you everyone :heart: i guess she misses Zevon more than i knew. :heart:

#30 TEO

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

Oh Nancy!

Love, Light, Courage & Strength in this as well.

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#31 Tim the Beek

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

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#32 little frog

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart: I'm so sorry you have to deal with this, esp right now. :(

#33 nancykind

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:09 AM

thank you. some sad days, to be sure. :sad:

#34 tyedyedee

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

:bang:

wish i could lighten your load, nancy :heart:

#35 nancykind

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

thanks Dee. she's very perky and eating well so i'm just going to be positive (what's one more thing) and keep up with the heart meds and the steroid that's been added. she's vomiting a lot less and like i said, is acting well. when and if she's ready to not do well any more, she'll let me know. :heart:

#36 Rayzeeday

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

Is she on prednazone? Good steroid

#37 sarah b.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

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#38 nancykind

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

she's on prednisolone in particular, yes. doing well. eating well, playful. FIP most likely? time will tell.... :heart:

#39 Rayzeeday

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

I probably spelled it wrong, sounds like the same stuff, works great. I owe an added year on satchmo's to this steroid. He did not deteriorate until a week before he passed. I was apprehensive about a steroid at first but after our experience with satchmo I highly reccomend them to anyone. It gave me time to come to terms with losing a most beloved friend, so that when he did pass I was at peace with it. :angel:

#40 Karen

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

she's on prednisolone in particular, yes. doing well. eating well, playful. FIP most likely? time will tell.... :heart:


Eating and playing = good stuff :heart:

#41 vinandtonic

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Atticus is doing really well on prednisone :)

glad to hear she's feeling a little better :heart:

#42 Kashmir

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

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#43 nancykind

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

they're definitely related Ray, i think it said mine was a derivitave of, or something like that. she's still doing well, i'm relieved to know she can be on the steroid for a while if she continues to do so. i'll be happy when her fur grows back, her entiiiiire chest, belly and a big patch on each of her sides are bare. her shoulders have fur, her hips have fur and she has a mohawk hair-do down her spine connecting them. i can't help but kiss her soft skin whenever i get the chance. :heart:

#44 JBetty

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

they're definitely related Ray, i think it said mine was a derivitave of, or something like that. she's still doing well, i'm relieved to know she can be on the steroid for a while if she continues to do so. i'll be happy when her fur grows back, her entiiiiire chest, belly and a big patch on each of her sides are bare. her shoulders have fur, her hips have fur and she has a mohawk hair-do down her spine connecting them. i can't help but kiss her soft skin whenever i get the chance. :heart:



You know the drill - #1 or nans. :wink:

#45 nancykind

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

:lol:

i don't want to embarrass her! :tongue1:

#46 JBetty

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:20 PM

Then for crying out loud, don't let her log in today!!!

#47 sillyolbear

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

i cant seem to find all the hearts and smileys and shit but much luv nance to you and all the kittehs.
i think of you often
SoB


ps
i wanted to upload a pic of bakers belly (he licks it bald, very neurotic) all hanging down but i cant seem to figure that out either.
luv

#48 Karen

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

:lol: i don't want to embarrass her! :tongue1:



Awwww...poor thing!


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#49 nancykind

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

Cassady is doing great, she has gained back 2lbs and is really playful. i think the sound healer helped her too! :) she's eating great and cuddly and just much more like her old self.

which probably means FIP and not lymphoma, so hopefully i continue to get this quality time. :)

#50 vinandtonic

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

glad to hear she is feeling better! :)
you might also want to ask your vet about vitamin B shots. I know Karen's old cat was on them for a while and they are really helping Atticus too.

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