December 19th, 2011

cat and mouse

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Things are not looking good for the Complaint Department, guys. She's not bouncing back this time, and we're going to have to make a decision tonight or tomorrow unless she rallies. The only nutrition we can get into her right now is intravenously, and she's started expressing significant discomfort.

I'm really sorry the news isn't better.

Comments off not because I don't appreciate the sympathy, but because, right now, I'm this far from falling apart and I need to keep it together until the cat doesn't need me to any more, one way or the other.
cat and mouse

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We have an answer on the Complaint Department. The most likely diagnosis is small-cell lymphoma, and I am not putting a seventeen-year-old cat through a biopsy just to prove it.

So at this point what we're going to do is give her a whole bunch of prednisone and IV nutrients and make her comfortable at home for as long as it's not cruel to do so. Which could be overnight, and it could be a couple of months. We'll see.

I know she has a lot of friends and fans out there in the Internets, and I wish I had better news for you all, but at least she gets to sleep in her own bed tonight.

Thank you all so much for your support and good wishes the past week or so. It's been very much appreciated.

The good news is, the Giant Ridiculous Dog went for a walk today, and is doing much better.