I could use prayers and happy thoughts, please

I don't ask for a whole lot, but my wife and I would be vey grateful if you guys would hold us in your thoughts and prayers.

Raven, our three year old Bombay kitten, has been diagnosed with a large cell lymphoma of the mediastinal gland.

We don't know about treatments or options, because the local specialist is out of town until Monday. All we can do for now is up her prednisone dose.

It's most likely terminal, though we don't know how fast. The oncologist was surprised she had lasted this long. 57 days is usually average.

I have to go now. I can't see my phone...

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MeiLin's picture

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Good thoughts are with you. Fur people are precious.

JeVoudraisCake's picture

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Thinking of you.

Tigger's picture

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It's so hard when they can't tell us how they feel - we can only assume. And it's sucks when there isn't much you can do but hug them. And we can't do much but send hugs and thoughts your way. Which? I have a lot of hugs for you, and my thoughts are with you.

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

TheBoy's picture

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Of course. It's always sad.

Capriox's picture

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Cats are the worst for hiding their problems until things are crazy bad Sad My heart and prayers are with you both. Many many, hugs Sad

Pikachu42's picture

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I will send up prayers for you and your wife.

Zandu Ink's picture

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Today's visit confirmed feline leukemia.

For those of you not in the know, think of human AIDS without the hope of treatment.

And it it is 100% preventable. The ONLY way to get it is from another cat, which means she got it from the little terror our roommate brought back from Washington with him.

Her time with us has been dropped to a matter of days instead of months.

MeiLin's picture

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I'm so very sorry. I lost my most beloved cat Misha 30 years ago to feline leukemia, not long before the vaccine came out. I still grieve for Misha; when he got sick I was full-bore nuts and he was my closest--maybe my only--real friend.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

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Given my feelings towards the beast, I'm inclined to say, "it's just a cat." However, it IS your pet. And to families without children, those "pets" are your children and I know how attached you get to them. I'm the same way with our dogs. And along with that, I feel for you. Truely.

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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I am so, so sorry to hear that. Sad I hope when she goes, it's quick and as painless as can be.

Andrea's picture

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I'm really sorry. Your kitten deserved a full and long life, and it's never easy to accept the loss of that. At least she has you and your wife to love her. ::hugs::

RD_the's picture

It's always hard losing someone or something you love. I hope the time you have left will be the best it can be.

Zandu Ink's picture

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Tomorrow at 8:30 am CST is Raven's final vet visit.

Just wanted to let you guys know...

MeiLin's picture

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Be extra gentle with yourselves tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

RD_the's picture

I'm sorry.

Your time with us was too short, Raven. Rest in peace, you will be missed.

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