Saturday, March 6, 2010

Playing Fetch & Slinky Update

First my cat Slinky's update - his stitches came out on Monday & Wednesday mom noticed a large lump on his cheek which worried her, so back to the vet he went on Friday. Unfortunately he has another mast cell tumor that is growing aggressively & can't be removed because of its location. Also because of the aggressiveness they are also probably some internal tumors, too - they usually attack the spleen. We are broken-hearted because we love Slinky so very much & he is the most sweetest, loving cat mom has ever had. Mom has decided to just make Slinky as comfortable as possible until it's time. We will have the vet come to the house to put him down so he will be with those he loves up till the end. For now he is eating well & mom did manage to get some benedryl & peptid AC down him (not easy) which should help make him feel better. The tumor sends off granules which are very itchy; hence the antihistimine. They also irritate the mucous membranes so that is why he's getting the peptid AC. Mom just wants him to feel as comfortable as possible so is hoping she can keep getting the pills in him. I have been very sweet to him & very gentle; we cuddle together at night on the sofa & I nuzzle his incision & tumor very softly.

Here is Slinky this morning climbing into mom's lap for a cuddle (he's very fond of her fuzzy pink bathrobe)
Then later mom took me to the park for some serious ball fetching:
Here I am gazing off into the distance; perhaps wishing my boyfriend
Wiggle the Dog was playing fetch with me:
Here I'm putting the ball into mom's hand so she'll throw it some more!
Time for a drink of water!
Running far off in the distance


Wiggle said...

Aww Lucy, my love, we're thinking of Slinky and hoping you all get lots of lovely days together for a good while yet.

We love the photo's of you enjoying your walk - you had lots of space to run! Oh how I wish we could be running together...

Love your best boy, Wiggle xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Lucy and Family

I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Cancer is a frightening and relentless illness, little parasitical death cells that just won't leave you alone. I know.

Give all our love to your handsome boy Slinky. We'll light a candle for him and hope that under the sad circumstances, he is as comfortable as he can be.

In sadness and love,

Sir Fudge. x

Lucy the Lab said...

Thank you Wiggle, & Sir Fudge for your kindness. It makes us feel a little better knowing that others understand what we are going through.
Lucy the Lab, Slinky, Shadow & their mom

bitt of raw said...

so sorry bout slinky. :-(