Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sad News

My cat, Toby, has not been feeling well for a while. We took him to the vet last Friday and they ran all this bloodwork which all came out negative. No kidney probs, no thyroid probs, nothing. So, they gave us an antibiotic and sent us home. We gave it to him for the past week, but he really seemed to just get worse. So, we took him back tonight and they did xrays and some more tests. The vet is sending us to a place to get an ultrasound done because she could not figure anything out from the xrays. She thinks he has cancer of some sort, but he had no large tumors they could see in their xrays. Basically, between the lines, she was saying she thinks we are going to have to put him to sleep. :(. I just lost Daisy in March and this sucks that now I may lose Toby as well. I mean, Toby is 15, so this is not totally unexpected like it was with Daisy Lou, but it's still depressing. So, tomorrow, I am taking him to Ann Arbor for the additional tests. There is no way Kurt or I would ever put an animal down without exploring all alternatives and making sure there is no way we can help, but, I don't want to put Toby through a lot of chemo and stuff either because that in itself will probably kill him since he is in an advanced age. Sigh.

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

I am so sorry. I know how attached to your animals you and Kurt are. I hope the best for ya'll.

Lori Anne Haskell said...

Thanks Cynthia! :).

Chris said...

huggles

Chris said...

huggles