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Old 06-13-2005, 11:28 AM   #11
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a speedy recovery to both Spice and your wallet!
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:03 PM   #12
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The smaller mass was a lymph node. The cancer is spreading and Trevor and I need to make a decision. Spend $2000 on chemo treatment and improve the quality of her life for 12-18 months, or do nothing and when her quality of life is el crapo put her down.

As a former vet tech, I always knew that if any of my animals had kidney failure or got so skinny, I would know that only pain was in front of them and I would do the humane thing. I think Trevor has already made up his mind, when he said she has had a long, loving life. I'm not ready to let my baby go
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I'm sorry Menagerie. You'll do what's best for her.
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Oh dear, I am sorry to hear that (especially since I liked Spice in particular)...I can just imagine what you must be going through, especially since she has been a part of your life for so long. Unfortunately, as hard a concept as it is, Trevor is thinking what is probably the only reasonable decision...chemo is pretty tough on even a young cat.
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Menagerie...I can understand what you're going through. Back in 2001, our first cat (Sabrina) was diagnosed with cancer. My wife anguished for a while with making the decision (yeah, I know exactly what the vet has told you).

I'm sure the decision you make will be the best one. So sorry to hear about this.
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I'm so sorry, Menagerie.
I'm sure that you've considered how well a 16 year-old cat will tolerate the effects of chemo. It must be very hard to let go when there's still something there to hold.
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Oh no Menagerie. I'm so sorry. My parents had to let go of a dog we had, and my mom still cant talk about it. I have never had to make this sort of decision myself, but I know it must be very difficult. I truly feel for you.
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