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bbangel
08-19-2008, 03:24 PM
So my cat has had some breathing problems the last three weeks. He's been on two courses of antibiotics, had multiple shots of steroids, spent most of yesterday in an oxygen chamber, etc. etc.

Just got a call from the vet. The last set of x-rays they did, they did a film of his upper airway as well as his lungs. There is a mass in his larynx. So they basically fixed the problem with his lungs but this is still making it hard for Khepri to breath.

Options at this point are limited. Could cost up to $4000 to diagnose and take out the mass. Then it is likely that it has already spread. Given his recent behaviour the vet thinks it might already be in his brain. I have to make a final decision at 5 today.

As if that wasn't enough, I'm at work, sobbing. :cry:

missangie
08-19-2008, 03:29 PM
:hugs: I am so sorry to hear that! We are totally cat people at our house, and love our boys (Cupcake and Whiskers) like they are part of the family. I'm sure it will be so hard when it is our turn to make the decision you are faced with today. I'm sure you have wonderful memories of a healthy and happy kitty. Let those get you through.

I'll say a little prayer for you today. Whatever you decide I'm sure will be out of love. :heart:

askomsky
08-19-2008, 03:31 PM
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: Megan I am so sorry, I know it's such a tough decision. :hugs::hugs:

disney_girl
08-19-2008, 03:32 PM
I'm so sorry that you are going through this! It is such a painful decision to have to make for all involved. My heart goes out to you during this time!:hugs:

Blessing and Miracle
08-19-2008, 03:46 PM
:hugs: I'm so sorry, Megan!:hugs:

Hedy
08-19-2008, 03:47 PM
:hugs::hugs::hugs:

jenvance
08-19-2008, 03:49 PM
I am so sorry that you have to make this kind of a decision. I totally understand how pets can be a part of your family. Your kitty is in my thoughts and prayers.

pbhall13
08-19-2008, 03:51 PM
I am so sorry Megan :hugs:

SunshineGirl
08-19-2008, 03:53 PM
Oh, no! I am so sorry. :hugs:

Sunni
08-19-2008, 04:16 PM
:hugs: Meghan :hugs: I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

spring
08-19-2008, 04:18 PM
What an awful decision to make! I'll be thinking about you and your sick kitty.:hugs::hugs:

m4travels
08-19-2008, 04:28 PM
Oh, kiddo, I'm so sorry to hear this. Lots of hugs going your way.

Magical JenK
08-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Oh Megan...I'm so sorry to hear this! :hugs: Know we're here for you & many of us totally understand what you're going through. It's not an easy decision by any means, but know whatever you decide it will be the best for both of you.

As someone who has had her fair share of sobbing in a cube at work...don't worry about that. If people don't understand...tough! :hugs:

I'll be thinking of you!
Jen

jl8595
08-19-2008, 05:04 PM
I'm so sorry Megan. :hugs:

sunshinecindy
08-19-2008, 05:31 PM
Wow, I just saw this post, and that really sucks. I'm sure you know in your heart what you need to do for your kitty. I really hate hearing this for both of you. Know that we are all thinking of you at this time.

arob414
08-19-2008, 05:57 PM
Very sorry to hear about your kitty. We have 3 and they are just like babies to all of us.:hugs::hugs::hugs:

sammielynn
08-19-2008, 06:10 PM
I'm also so sorry. I have a very old cat and I know my day to make a decision
is coming soon.:cry:

mia214jia
08-19-2008, 06:46 PM
Im sorry. Its a awful decision. I dont wish it on anyone.

nurseminnie76
08-19-2008, 08:30 PM
:hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs:

Iteach
08-19-2008, 08:40 PM
:hugs:Oh my gosh, I'm so, so sorry. We just lost our Yoda in Early July to squamous cell cancer, a mass under her tongue, so I completely understand your painful decision. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how you are when you can. Don't worry about the tears, I'm still crying.:hugs:

bbangel
08-19-2008, 10:42 PM
Thank you everyone.
It is an awful decision to make but Khepri was clearly ready to go. They ruled out every option and so he was put to sleep just before 6 this evening.

I realized before I took him in yesterday that I have hardly any pictures of him. He was not good at sitting still. So I took some pictures of him prior to going in. Here is one of my favourites, even though he is not at his best.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t271/bbangel74/Kheprilastday.jpg

missangie
08-19-2008, 10:44 PM
What a beautiful boy! I am so sorry that you lost him today.

ligrumpygirl
08-19-2008, 10:47 PM
:hugs:

Magical JenK
08-19-2008, 10:50 PM
Oh Megan...I'm so, so, so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy! I know you've had a hard day & believe me it's only time that will make the tears go away. I know how hard the decision you made was. Know that Khepri is playing w/Ollie & all the other puppies & kitties that were waiting for him on the rainbow bridge.

Again, I'm so sorry. :hugs:

BTW...I too, realized the same thing regarding the photos & took some on Ollie's last day w/him & they are some of my favorites. Cherish those & all the memories you have! They'll be with you always!

askomsky
08-19-2008, 10:56 PM
Oh Megan again I'm soo sorry. He is a handsome little boy and I really and sorry for your loss. :hugs:

SunshineGirl
08-19-2008, 11:02 PM
Thank you everyone.
It is an awful decision to make but Khepri was clearly ready to go. They ruled out every option and so he was put to sleep just before 6 this evening.

I realized before I took him in yesterday that I have hardly any pictures of him. He was not good at sitting still. So I took some pictures of him prior to going in. Here is one of my favourites, even though he is not at his best.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t271/bbangel74/Kheprilastday.jpg

I'm so sorry. :( I know how hard tonight and the coming days will be for you. But you made the right decision given all of the information that you were given. I know it doesn't make it hurt less in your heart. :hugs:

Iteach
08-19-2008, 11:04 PM
Khepri was such a beautiful cat! I know how hard it is and that your heart is aching. I'll be thinking about you.:hugs:

m 'n c
08-19-2008, 11:06 PM
Oh Megan I am so sorry. He was such a beautiful kitty.

Blessing and Miracle
08-19-2008, 11:07 PM
:hugs:He was adorable and looked so wise! My prayers go out to you!:hugs:

linanglab
08-20-2008, 07:29 AM
I am so sorry Megan....That picture is beautiful. I am a bit teary eyed myself in reading your post. What a difficult decision....:hugs:

Sunni
08-20-2008, 08:00 AM
:hugs: Megan :hugs: What a beautiful pic of Khepri. I am so sorry.

Hedy
08-20-2008, 08:15 AM
:hugs::hugs::hugs:

3dog2kidmom
08-20-2008, 08:16 AM
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

lanny76
08-20-2008, 11:17 AM
:hugs::hugs: I'm so sorry, too, and will keep you in my thoughts.

DisneyMa
08-20-2008, 02:04 PM
:hugs::hugs::hugs:

mia214jia
08-20-2008, 03:44 PM
Khepri is just absolutly beautiful... So So So Sorry hun. Keep those memories close. It will make you smile again.

spring
08-20-2008, 06:34 PM
What a beauty! You were lucky to have enjoyed each other.:hugs::hugs::hugs:

fourfoxesinpa
08-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Megan, I'm so very, very sorry to read this thread. :hugs:

Anna
08-20-2008, 09:33 PM
Oh, I am so sorry to hear this Megan! Gorgeous picture of Khepri!

I am a cat person big time and truly understand what you are going through. I have had to go through this with two of my cats. It never gets any easier either. Sending hugs your way!:hugs::hugs: Feel free to PM me if you need someone to talk to.:)

sammielynn
08-20-2008, 09:41 PM
:hugs::hugs:I'm sorry. Thanks for sharing the picture.:hugs:

zoodoyle
08-27-2008, 11:06 PM
Just catching up on posts and wanted to say I'm so sorry about your precious kitty!! :hugs::hugs:

~Kathie
08-30-2008, 11:51 PM
Sorry I missed this post. Hope you are doing okay.