Wow when was the last time I actually made a post here?
I know I have been MIA for most of last year but I hope to get this blog back running consistently again with good posts and discussions.
Well I am starting my New Year off very sad. My cat of 16.5 years was diagnosed with cancer and having a tumor in her abdomen.
She had suddenly lost weight dramatically in the last month and I knew something wasn’t right. So I took her to the vet yesterday and received the bad news. I don’t now how long she has and I am struggling with when its time for her. Right now she is still eating and being her normal self as much as she can, so I don’t quite feel her quality of life is so bad. She does sleep most of the day and gets up to eat and still likes her fav activity of getting in the tub and drinking water from the faucet.
Crazy thing is, is that back in October she was very matted. Every year during the hotter summer months since having her she has always got matted. I attribute it to her old fur shedding and the hotter months. Usually once summer starts passing she sheds the mats and her new fur grows in. But this time she matted pretty bad. So bad I had to take her to the vet and get her groomed and shaved. Before I took her to the vet to get groomed, She was acting perfectly normal and her weight and everything was completely normal. It seems after I took her to the grooming, she just changed. It was weird. She wasn’t her same self. I also noticed she stopped eating her wet food. After a month of noticing this, in late Novemeber I changed her back to the dry food b/c usually this puts weight on her. Well that didn’t do anything.
The I took her back to the vet to get blood work. Her blood panel came back good/normal. So I was thinking she was ok.
I’m just curious as to how she took such a turn for the worse so suddenly after her grooming? What could have gone wrong? Did she have the tumor then? And if so, why were there no signs until AFTER her grooming.
At any rate, I guess it doesn’t matter at this point. I’m just not sure what to do b/c I do not feel she is in pain or anything as her behaviors are still the same.
I’m so broken hearted right now! I have had my cat for almost the second half of my adult life (I was 21 years old when I got her and she was just born). I’ll be 40 in a coupe of years. This is so painful for me.