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Re: [FH] Smoky Update .... not good (2d try)

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  • Jan
    Dear Lisa, I m so, so sorry. Remember how very blessed Smoky was to have you in his life. I know how very hard this is. Know that my thoughts and prayers
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      Dear Lisa,
      I'm so, so sorry. Remember how very blessed Smoky was to have you in his
      life. I know how very hard this is. Know that my thoughts and prayers are
      with Smoky, and with you.
      Jan

      http://joekopecky.homestead.com
      http://home.talkcity.com/earthteam2000/tonismith/index.html
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Lisa/kat <kat569@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:33 AM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Smoky Update .... not good (2d try)


      > Jan,
      >
      > Thank you for thinking of and praying for Smoky. He has gone to the
      Bridge.
      > I'm hurting but I'll be okay, I have found a lot of support online.
      Thanks
      > again.
      >
      >
      >
      > Hugz,
      >
      > Lisa/kat
      >
      > >^..^<
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Current sites:
      >
      > The Alley Mews http://www.geocities.com/thealleymews
      >
      > John's Gift http://www.geocities.com/johnsgift
      >
      >
      >
      > Future sites:
      >
      > Great Recipes -- link to be announced soon!!!
      >
      > Graphics by HarmonyCats -- link to be announced soon!!!
      >
      > -------Original Message-------
      >
      >
      >
      > From: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > Date: Monday, October 28, 2002 7:19:18 PM
      >
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > Subject: Re: [FH] Smoky Update .... not good (2d try)
      >
      >
      >
      > His Lisa,
      >
      > Know that my thoughts and prayers are with Smoky, and with you. It is
      >
      > obvious how much you love Smoky, and I know that love is returned.
      >
      > Jan
      >
      >
      >
      > http://joekopecky.homestead.com
      >
      > http://home.talkcity.com/earthteam2000/tonismith/index.html
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      >
      > From: Lisa/kat <kat569@...>
      >
      > To: Truckin Family Hangout <truckinfamilyhangout@yahoogroups.com>; Save at
      >
      > Home Moms <saveathomemoms@yahoogroups.com>; Meow and Bow Wow
      >
      > <meowandbowwow@yahoogroups.com>; Friendly Felines
      >
      > <friendly_felines@yahoogroups.com>; Feline Heart
      >
      > <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>; Feline Asthma
      >
      > <felineasthma@yahoogroups.com>; Chat de Jour
      <chat_de_jour@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:41 AM
      >
      > Subject: [FH] Smoky Update .... not good (2d try)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > > Tried sending this late last night; it made it to groups in which I use
      a
      >
      > > different addy, but the one from this addy went into cyber-la-la-land!!
      >
      > So
      >
      > > if it happens to show up later I apologize, please delete any
      duplicates!
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I'm writing this with a heavy heart. I am "borrowing" money from our
      rent
      >
      > > allotment to take Smoky to the vet tomorrow (Monday). It is possible
      that
      >
      > I
      >
      > > will be returning home alone.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > As many of you know, Smoky has HCM; the vet thinks he also has Feline
      >
      > Asthma
      >
      > > He has also been seen three times in ten months for FUS; however, at
      the
      >
      > > last office visit in August, the vet could find no crystals of any kind
      in
      >
      > > Smoky's urine, so he does not think that this is FUS. Every time I have
      >
      > > noticed blood in Smoky's urine, the vet has been kind enough to send
      some
      >
      > > antibiotics over via my friend (who works for the vet office). The last
      >
      > > round did not remove the blood, and it appears worse now. I spoke to
      the
      >
      > > vet today (another bonus of having a friend who works for him), and he
      >
      > would
      >
      > > like to run some x-rays tomorrow. He said there are a number of
      >
      > > possibilities here, the worst being some form of cancer; and he admitted
      >
      > > that he fully expects to find cancer, based on what I observed today.
      How
      >
      > > bad it is, we don't know; if it is what is causing Smoky's pain (will
      >
      > > describe in a sec), then he said it is probably not good.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Up until today, Smoky appeared fine, with the exception of the
      occasional
      >
      > > dyspneic attack and the presence of blood in his urine. He wasn't
      playing
      >
      > > much, but he would play some when enticed to; and his appetite was fine.
      >
      > > Today he seemed like a completely different cat. He's eaten very
      little,
      >
      > > for the past week has had maybe five TOTAL minutes of play time (none
      >
      > today)
      >
      > > and when I went to pick him up earlier he actually YELPED. His
      abdominal
      >
      > > area hurts to the touch. If something he wants to be on is more than a
      >
      > > couple feet up and there's nothing else to jump onto first, he won't
      jump
      >
      > up
      >
      > > that high. He'll get this dejected look on his face and walk away.
      When
      >
      > I
      >
      > > pet him, after about twenty seconds or so he will just flop onto his
      side,
      >
      > > as if standing that long is way too much for him. He even lost his
      >
      > balance
      >
      > > last night and FELL while walking.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I'm going to be closing myself up with just Smoky in a few minutes, so
      he
      >
      > > and I can have a LONG talk about all of this. I've bought some of his
      >
      > > favorite treats, and will let him have as darn many as he wants. I need
      >
      > him
      >
      > > to tell me what he thinks I should do here, and I need to let him know
      how
      >
      > > very much I love him. I need him to understand that if I do opt to
      >
      > > euthanize him that it is the greatest act of love I can do for him.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I'm hoping and praying that the vet's suspicions and mine are proven
      wrong
      >
      > > tomorrow, but I need to prepare myself -- and Smoky -- for the worst.
      If
      >
      > I
      >
      > > just deny it and the worst happens, then I'll feel terribly guilty for
      not
      >
      > > spending this extra time with him and having this talk with him. I'm
      off
      >
      > to
      >
      > > bed now, just finished sorting a ton of clothes and towels, and putting
      >
      > the
      >
      > > towels away. I will post tomorrow when I get home from the vet's.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Hugz,
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Lisa/kat
      >
      > >
      >
      > > >^..^<
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Current sites:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > The Alley Mews http://www.geocities.com/thealleymews
      >
      > >
      >
      > > John's Gift http://www.geocities.com/johnsgift
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Future sites:
      >
      > >
      >
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      >
      > >
      >
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      >
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