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Good News1 Good News!He looks very content!rt
Nothing like squashing a Peep to make a kitty feel better. Smush that myrmidon, Maxxie!!! Thanks for the update, 4LG!
A young man and his Peep. Couldn't be nicer.
Aww! Plushy + peep. Thanks for the update.
Love and hopeful thoughts to the Lion Kitty from my fur persons, Silky and Silver[The boys tell me that fresh minced mouse is good for what ails a feline.]
I don't know if you saw it the other day, but my kitty Norton had this same cancer and lasted without treatment for nine months or more after his diagnosis. He didn't seem to be sick at all during that time, either. So Lion Kitty Maxx may be giving you sweetness for quite some time even if you don't get treatment. Our decision to not treat Norton had much to do with his age.
bonding with the minion.its a good sign, i think.....
He's probably so glad he's home. cgreen
Mmmm, snuggles. That is one comfy cozy kitty! Wishing you sweet dreams, from mismn and Pinky
I don't know if you saw it the other day, but my kitty Norton had this same cancer and lasted without treatment for nine months or more after his diagnosis.Oh, that's good to know.I'd treat him if it would do any good- the vet seems to think it's not an option, but we won't know for sure until the pathology comes back.
Maxx is so beautiful. It's just wrong. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this.
I was talking to my vet about Maxx today, and he said everything depends on the results from the lab tests. Some oral cancers are treatable. I just keep sending him healing white and golden light.
I was talking to my vet about Maxx today, and he said everything depends on the results from the lab tests.True dat.If he has an aggressive one, he's a goner, because his lymph nodes seem to be involved.No news yet, so I'm keeping my finners crossed.
4lg,no news good news?At the risk of seeming cruel, don't be in too big a hurry with this decision.TAMU is good, but TAMU would've put down the Derby winner who broke his leg this spring.The Other Sarah
No news yet, so I'm keeping my finners crossed.Fingers, toes, nosehairs. Everything that can be crossed is crossed.
I even have the cats crossed. They're not too happy about it, but it's cold and damp outside, and whatever meds they got today have made them too narcoleptic to protest. Hugs and purrs to LePlush and mane scritches to you.
check'n in. hope you get good news.steve and tai are pulling for him too.
4lg- I am not in the least trying to sound airy-fairy but just a word of encouragement to try to stay in "the now." It's always real and it's not a bad place to be. Tests are tests and TAMU is nothing to sneeze at, but don't get too strung out on the diagnostics and predictive expectations. Maxx surely isn't- he may not feel that good but he's not worrying about what's going to happen in the future. I had an older kitty who received an inoperable terminal diagnosis and she lived another five years and ended up succumbing to something else entirely. Anything can happen, is all I"m trying to say. It may be worse than you think and it might be better. Now is a good place because it's real and it's where Maxx is. Peace to both of you.
At the risk of seeming cruel, don't be in too big a hurry with this decision.TAMU is good, but TAMU would've put down the Derby winner who broke his leg this spring.Oh, don't worry. I'll get a second opinion on treatment. He's no where close to kicking the bucket.
I would like to echo Anon. above. I, too, had a kitty with a terminal malignant melanoma, and she also lived five years. She didn't just survive--she had a happy, secure, love-filled life, with all the things a kitty likes best--delightful prowls in her yard, snug, cozy naps, and time with her own special person. She enjoyed every day, with no fear or worries for the future.
No news? Hoping that means good news. Would like to echo everyone above- everything is crossed here.... Scratches and purrs to lovely Maxx....
I've even gone so far as to cross my purposes for the Maxx cat!(or was that crossed stictched porposi?) I need rest.Love to the kingdom of plush!
He looks so sweet curled up with his peep. Love you little one. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and your centaur.
Definite healing and happy, peaceful vibes/energies to you and Maxx. Years ago, our basset hound developed what turned out to be poliomyelitis (gads, I hope I spelled that right). Our fabu vet did all he could, and then referred us to TAMU. We took him up there and they kept him for some months (we got to visit) doing all they could. Finally, we got the call that they had run out of options and asked to put him down. I still (25+ years later) get broken up about it, but I know that they did everything for him. The students would cuddle with him and kept him calm and cared for. Maybe that was just the way the school was then...but I hope their standards are still as high if not moreso. Don't let the 'they'd have put down the Derby winner' skew your opinion on TAMU - equine leg injuries are very touch-and-go and I don't even think Vegas bookies would give even remotely good odds on the best of circumstances for a happy outcome. Just continue your loving care of Maxx (no arm twisting there, it's already happening). Lots of e-skritches and lap cuddling sessions for you both!!!Elspeth Ravenwind
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