Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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I'm sick. Mom and Dad are crying a lot.
-Castor

11 comments:

Kim said...

oh no Kat! I'm so sorry to read this- Castor is in my thoughts and so are you and your hubby. My heart breaks for you.

sylvia said...

Poor Castor!!
I hope he feels better soon.
Love Sylvia

MiniKat said...

Thank you, ladies. We won't know for about six months or so about his condition. He either is having a horribly bad case of irritable bowel disease (which we've been fighting for a while) or the IBD has turned into lymphoma.

Both conditions get the same treatment and if the medicine stops working, then he has a fatal cancer.

We could have the vet perform a terribly costly and invasive procedure in order for them to biopsy his stomach and intestines, but at his age FH and I didn't think we should put him through it.

Better to try the drugs and keep his quality of life high in this case. Luckily the vet agrees with us and is supporting our decision. In either case he will be getting the correct treatment and lots of extra treats to try and get some weight back on.

What tears us apart is the simple fact of 2010 may be the last year Castor is with us.

Kathi said...

Poor kitty. I know you will make everyday very special for him. He looks very content here.

Jess said...

I'm so sorry! :(

::hugs all around and gentle pets for Castor::

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Poor kitty. Is it the new house or chemicals in the paint or other things? I hope he is better soon!

Jody

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Poor kitty. Is it the new house or chemicals in the paint or other things? I hope he is better soon!

Jody

Caseymini said...

So sorry that Castor is not doing well! I hope that it is IBD and it will go away. We can only hope. Good thoughts for all of you!

MiniKat said...

Jody- Castor has been sick with this disease for most of his eleven years of life. One of the lovely traits it has is the tendency to evolve into cancer.

We've tried everything from diet changes, steroids, antibiotics, tranquilizers, etc to get this latest flare up to calm down. It started right before I brought the cats to Illinois. That was the beginning of 2008.

Debbie said...

So sorry to hear that your fur baby is sick. I hope the medication works. Give him a gentle stroke from me.. xxxx

Jean Day said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry!