Thursday, November 10, 2016
Thankful Thursday - time with Kit
Kit was recently diagnosed with malignant lymphoma and we were told that cats diagnosed with it usually have three to six months. We were hoping that we would all be together for one last set of holidays, but the last few days have brought that into question. Her cancer is on her throat and it is impeding her ability to swallow. It is not blocking her yet, but after a few bites she starts swallowing hard and occasionally a bit comes back up and you can tell it frustrates her.
She was originally put on 2.5mg prednisolone twice a day and the vet recommended that we drop that to once a day after a week. When we did she dropped a few ounces pretty quickly. They were ounces that she put on when we started the pred so I didn't initially worry. The next few days she appeared stable, but then her weight started to fall some more. She likes to hang out on the scale, so it makes it easy to check that - maybe a little too easy.
Because of the weight loss and the swallowing, I put her back on the twice a day pred and her weight stabilized again. She is not inclined to eat the raw food, so we have been giving her deli meat which she adores. Last night I broke out some A/D which is very finely ground and easy to swallow and she ended up eating a couple of ounces of that.
I was hopeful that I would do a weekly update on her but this is moving way too fast and I am pretty certain the next post will be letting you know that she is gone.
But since she is still with us, we will be very thankful and enjoy every moment we can with her without annoying her.