Not my girl.

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I’ve been meaning to write about some of the stuff I’ve been doing lately, but I see something shiny, and never get back to it. Then time passes and time passes and time passes and then I can’t even remember whatever it was I was going to say.

And now, instead of the happy fun stuff post I’ve got half finished, I get to post bad news – Mai-Lyn, my 18 year old Siamese has been diagnosed with mammary cancer. Unfortunately, it is showing in her lungs as well, so surgery won’t help.

I’m in a cross between denial and resigned right now. I mean, she’s pretty old for a cat, so it’s not like the prospect of losing her is new. Still.

I’ve got a good vet, and we’ll be giving her a drug that’s supposed to (when it works) slow down the growth, and possibly shrink it some in the process. It’s funny, I just realized that the one question I didn’t ask her is “how long”. My subsequent reading hasn’t reassured me at all.



10 Responses to Not my girl.

  1. Oh, so sad. I know almost *exactly* how you feel, because Watson (14 yo beardie mix dog) has inoperable bladder cancer and is also taking a drug that is supposed to shrink the tumor. And the internets gave him 8-12 months (and this was in December). It sucks. Be strong for her.

  2. Oh hun. Just get the most out of the time you have with her, love her with all your might and know that without you, she wouldn’t have been the cat she is now.

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