Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Not the news I wanted

Well I went to the vet today. Dad took me early this morning and dropped me off. I talked to Dad the whole drive over.bPeople at the vet's office were very nice and very complimentary of me. And that's about it for the good news. 

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. 

22 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sad to hear this news! But we know that your mom and dad are doing what is best for you. Sending you and them lots of comforting purrs...

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry you have such an awful prognosis. You are in my prayers. XO

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Oh, Josie, this news makes us so very sad. We know though that you are going to have the best week ever coming up. We will be thinking of you, and your mom and dad.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Josie, I am so heartbroken for your humans, and so sad that you won't be around much longer. Lots of purrs to you and your family.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news, Josie. Your mum and dad will give you the best week ever so you have the lovely memories to take on your journey. I send you my love, and to your mum and dad too.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Josie; we are beyond sorry; we ask St Francis to stay by your side every step of the
way. we understand how very hard this is for mom and dad yet we also know they do this out of love and compassion ~~~~~~~ we send hugs and loves to you all ~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥

Frodo said...

Oh, Josie, we are so sorry to hear that! My sisters, my brother and I send to you and your family our love and prayers!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Dean and Jeni - I am so sorry to hear about Josie! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you make Josie comfortable before helping her to the bridge. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Paula

Brian said...

Oh dear one, we are so very sorry to hear that awful news. We all send you love and hugs.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hate this news, Josie! We wish it could have been better. Your mom and dad will have a really tough week, but we hope you have a great one - all the love and treats you can handle. When the time comes, you will be held in the arms of the human(s) you love.

Unknown said...

Oh Joise. What sad news about your prognosis. We feel so sad for you and your parents, yet we know that love is eternal. We are sending lots of love and healing energy your way—so that each moment is purrfect and sustained, until you meet again. Peace. Laura and the Squeedunk Gamg

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We are so very sorry to hear this news. Keeping you in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. (((HUGS)))

Shoko Neilson said...

This is terrible news. I am so sad to hear this. We're sending purrs and prayers from deep within us to give your mom and you strength to deal with this dreaded disease.

Shoko, Tyebe and Jean

Eastside Cats said...

Hugs and purrs to you, Josie.

easyweimaraner said...

we send big hugs to you and your furmily... and lots of potp...

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sad to read about your terrible disease, beautiful girl. We'll send Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to give you and your family all the strenghts they need in this difficult time. May the Angels be with you💗💗💗

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have the 'c' word. It is horrible for kitties to get the 'c' word. You eat lots of good things this week, give your mom and dad hugs, and then you will be running free when you cross over the bridge, meeting all of those who have gone before. Hugs to you and your family during this difficult time.

Bob Barber said...

We are very sorry to hear this! Please love Jasper Mckitten as much as you can in the days she has left. We wish you the best. Bob and Flor

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear those sad news ! We're sending tons of purrs to you and your family. Purrs

catladymac said...

Josie, we are so sorry to read this sad news. We are sending purrayers and POTP to you, and know that you are loved very much and will be well cared for. Pawpats, sweetie !

Colehaus Cats said...

Sweet Josie, we are so sorry. It must be very uncomfortable and we're sending all our best furs and gentle kisses, and love to your mom and dad.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

It is very saddening to hear your news Josie. We are keeping all of you in our deepest purrs and prayers.