It appears that I have a very aggressive cancer and my jaw is eaten up with it. They took an x-ray and my jaw is completely eaten up. This type of cancer metastasizes very quickly. I've lost many of my teeth on the left side of my mouth (but not in the front so Mom and Dad couldn't tell). And it causes me to drool too. Also my tongue is pushing to the right, which is probably why I won't close my mouth all the way The vet gave me some meds to help with some discomfort and the drooling.
I'm still eating and pretty much showing no discomfort, but Mom and Dad know I'm not ok. We cats can be pretty stoic and I'm hiding it from Mom and Dad.
So the short of it is my days are numbered. I'll go back to the vet next Tuesday to be helped to the Bridge. Mom and Dad are having a tough time with this, but they know it's the right thing. When it was Jasper's time he was so weak and sick. They don't want me to suffer like that. So I'm going to get all the love I can stand for the next week, and treats, and chicken, and whatever I want. And then I'll go hang out with my big orange brother.
Thanks for the purrs and love and support. You'll get more updates this week but I wanted to let you guys know because you are family. Love on your people today because you just never know what tomorrow brings.