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Fred

Well, Fred has cancer. It could be a week, it could be....who knows. I'm giving him what amounts to kitty morphone for the diarhea pain. He had to get the cone of shame again. I just.....He's six. The bills are....huge. letting them go at twice that age is hard enough, but this? I just want some time to cuddle him and spoil him, but there will be no chemotherapy. That would terrify him, make him feel awful, require him to go to The Sharp Place every week, and for what? Pure selfishness on my part to take that route.

No. He gets chicken and tuna and snuggles and naps in the sun. When the time comes, it will be at home.



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j_v_lynch
Jun. 27th, 2018 02:01 pm (UTC)
That's rough. My sympathies.
shakatany
Jun. 27th, 2018 02:02 pm (UTC)
And he will go gently into that good night across the rainbow bridge. It may be early but he's had a good life with a kind friend which is more than many other animals.

Shakatany
glinda_w
Jun. 27th, 2018 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'd make that same choice, every time - quality of life over length of life.

(Yes, six is way too young. Hell, 12 or 14 feels too young.)
percy12
Jun. 27th, 2018 02:54 pm (UTC)
prayers for you
God bless you both
glinda_w
Jun. 27th, 2018 07:11 pm (UTC)
Chicken and tuna, and salmon? and how does he feel about beef, roast or in (cheese)burger form? :) (Oh, and that kitty milk, of course)
starwatcher307
Jun. 28th, 2018 04:42 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. But you've given -- and are giving -- him the best you can give him, and that's a lot.

Is there any way we can donate to help you offset the bills?
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ginmar
Jun. 29th, 2018 12:16 am (UTC)
I feel bad because I yelled at him.

By the way, the soft puffy "cone" he's wearing has made a HUGE difference in his attitude. It keeps him from doing stuff or reaching problem areas, but it's comfortable and soft and he actually uses it as a pillow. I bought the wrong size so I donated a couple to the ER vet. One of the nurses told me about a patient of hers that was horribly distressed by the hard, uncomfortable plastic collar. It affected the poor little thing's abity to heal.

I have a paypal address. I think this might work?







Sigh. Trying again....

I give up. There's a button on my long ass profile page.
https://ginmar.livejournal.com/profile

Or if you like, you could buy some of these soft cones for a vet or shelter in Fred's name?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XYBV3MP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They have made SO much of a difference to him. I don't want any animal to suffer.


Edited at 2018-06-29 12:29 am (UTC)
starwatcher307
Jun. 29th, 2018 05:13 am (UTC)
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That works.

Ah, yes. Now that you mention it, I remember yelling at one of my dogs, then it turned out he was sick and couldn't help it. I think it's fear on some subconscious level; turns out we're only human. But you're making amends in the best way.
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gwyn_r
Jun. 28th, 2018 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. He is such a sweet friend, and he knows he's had a sweet friend too.

For the vet bills, I might suggest YouCaring, and then posting and asking everywhere you are on social media for a signal boost. {{{hugs}}}
ginmar
Jun. 29th, 2018 12:31 am (UTC)
I lost Molly a month and a half ago. They're so little but they leave such huge holes.
greatsword
Jun. 28th, 2018 06:42 pm (UTC)
My condolences.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 29th, 2018 12:17 am (UTC)
I think I'll do a post about these collars.
ginmar
Jun. 29th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome!
cissa
Jun. 30th, 2018 02:56 am (UTC)
My heart goes out to you and Fred.
ginmar
Jun. 30th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
It was hard enough with Molly.
katyakoshka
Jul. 3rd, 2018 09:57 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry that you're facing this, though I'm glad it's not a surprise, and that you know enough for him to be with you until the end.
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