Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Isabelle

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Our oldest kitty, who just turned 10 this month, is probably not going to be with us much longer. She had surgery last October to remove her right side mammary chain, after we found a couple of lumps. It turned out to be mammary cancer, which doesn't have a good prognosis in cats. (We later learned that because she'd had a litter of kittens, then had been spayed, that this dramatically increases the likelihood of mammary cancer - just something to note for those of you with girl-kitties.) Well, she not only has several tumors close to the surface of her skin, but a chest x-ray has revealed that the cancer has spread to her lungs. Countless tiny white dots pepper the x-ray, and the vet couldn't give us any estimate of how much longer she might live. Currently, her behavior is unaffected, as is her relationship with the other members of our cat-family: Comet & Serendipity. We will just enjoy her company for as long as she's not in significant pain, but it's sad to know that the end is probably measured in months.

7 comments:

Heather said...

that picture is just the sweetest thing. (((hugs))) xoxo

Mel said...

Awwww....she's a beauty. And she's been blessed to be so loved.

I'm sad for you.
It's a hard thing, I know.

(((( hugs ))))

Dalovely Damanda said...

What a beautiful photo of Isabelle. I'm so sorry. Enjoy this time with her the best that you can. ((HUGS))

Anne said...

Hi there! I am soooo sorry to learn of Isabelle's ill health. That has to be so hard to deal with! Our furry friends are such a part of our families and it is so hard to let them go. At least you have a little bit of time left to enjoy her company and say goodbye. My heart is with you! Hugs!

BlogAdmin said...

So cute! So funny because we just got a rescue kitten name Isabelle!

Birgit said...

I am so sorry to hear that. She looks like a very sweet cat.

-- Birgit

Susan Stringfellow said...

awww - thats heart breaking. Such a beautiful girl. Give her a hug from me. I have to go hug my kitties now.