Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #21
Recycles dryer sheets
2035's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
Best wishes and a speedy recovery....


A couple of questions... how old is she? Did she ever have any kittens?

She'll be 12 in September. I think she's a virgin.

She adopted me 😺 when she was about a year old. The funny thing is I didn't like cats and only got her because I saw a rat on my bird feeder and a neighbor said a cat would take of any rodent problems. Well, within two days I was in love and she's been pure joy ever since. She's like a puppy...loves people, lets anyone pick her up and gives kisses on the cheek if prompted. She even knows when I'm sick. She sits on my tummy and purrs.
__________________

__________________
2035 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-17-2014, 10:53 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
Many of us have have developed very deep bonds with our animal companions. You are obviously one of those people 2035. It's a fantastic thing to have such a deep respect and love for an animal. Bless you, and I'll be watching this thread to how she does.
__________________

__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 11:04 PM   #23
Full time employment: Posting here.
Calico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 924
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2035 View Post

She'll be 12 in September. I think she's a virgin.

She adopted me dde3a when she was about a year old. The funny thing is I didn't like cats and only got her because I saw a rat on my bird feeder and a neighbor said a cat would take of any rodent problems. Well, within two days I was in love and she's been pure joy ever since. She's like a puppy...loves people, lets anyone pick her up and gives kisses on the cheek if prompted. She even knows when I'm sick. She sits on my tummy and purrs.
She sounds like an absolute sweetie! Keep us posted on her progress.
__________________
"Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed, Let it be that great strong land of love, Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme, That any man be crushed by one above." - Langston Hughes
Calico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 11:53 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
She even knows when I'm sick. She sits on my tummy and purrs.
Our dog wags his tail every time I laugh at a joke or something funny on TV. It seems like he gets the joke, too, but really I think he is just that in sync with my feelings.

Our pets are always family members. I am frugal in a lot of ways but good medical care for the pets is something I am happy to spend money on.

Sending healing thoughts your way.
__________________
daylatedollarshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 11:39 AM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by F4mandolin View Post
I have a cat going through a "Parkinsons" problem. The vet didn't think it would make it this far. It's a cat.....I love it....but it's a cat. I won't make any friends.....but don't spend stupid amounts of money on it. Your life will go on.....
Blunt words, but with a grain of truth. I lost a wonderful 13+yr old dog I raised from a pup. Years later still recall the tears we shed over the loss. Never easy to say adios to a good friend- whether on 2 legs or 4. But life does go on. True friends would want it that way. At the end when vet offered to put my old pal (with bad arthritis) through a big surgery for a metastatic cancer that had obstructed his gut, I had to bite my lip to do the compassionate thing. I let him go. Sometimes spending "stupid amount of $$" just ain't the right thing to do. Afterwards, my vet said I did the right thing. Said she has refused to do many $$$$ treatments demanded by pet owners over the years because she felt it was not right for the pet. She felt that prolonging death & suffering is NOT the same as saving a life. Hard to disagree with that philosophy.


To OP- Obviously Kitty is not where my pal was yrs ago.
Hope all goes well. Best wishes that you & Kitty have more happy years together!
__________________
ERhoosier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #26
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 501
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
My baby was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. It's breaking my heart, but the surgery is Tuesday and vet says the lump is small since I screen her often (she had a benign cyst in 2006).
Attachment 18934
My cat was diagnosed with mammary gland cancer in January. She had a larger surface tumor that was almost 3 cm in diameter - the vet found it when turning my cat over at her annual exam to trim the claws. My vet removed the tumor two days later but the biopsy came back malignant. We had an ultrasound done and the oncologist recommended radical mastectomy (which is performed in two "chain" surgeries) followed by several weeks of chemo and of course, follow up ultrasounds. The ultrasound also showed that she had chronic pancreatitis which my vet had suspected. Most older cats tend to have several medical issues simultaneously.

Given that my cat is 14 going on 15, is not a good patient, has the pancreatitis, the tumor was quite large so success rate with treatment will be much less, and two surgeries and chemo is a lot for a older cat, I decided not to treat. Money was also a factor. I've spent almost $2K to date on surgery and ultrasound and would have to spend $5-10K more for treatment but the idea of putting my cat through all of these medical procedures was also a big factor. If we were talking about one more surgery and no chemo or chemo alone, it would probably be a different story. I do have her on steroids for the pancreatitis. So far she is doing okay. Also my vet said that she had not seen good results with surgery alone, but she was probably referring to larger tumors. Given that your cat's tumor is very small, her chances of surviving several years may be good. But I would be careful about having the vets suck you into more and more procedures if things don't go well - my vet is not too bad but the specialists I don't trust. The same oncologist had a co-worker treat his 19 year old cat who died during the chemo. I've been through this a couple of times where I treated my pets for way too long and their final year of life was not high quality. I feel guilty about this and have vowed not to do it again. That's great that you were monitoring her closely and caught it early and she is still relatively young for a cat at age 12. Good luck!
__________________
ABQ2015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 12:04 PM   #27
Full time employment: Posting here.
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 580
Quote:
Originally Posted by F4mandolin View Post
I have a cat going through a "Parkinsons" problem. The vet didn't think it would make it this far. It's a cat.....I love it....but it's a cat. I won't make any friends.....but don't spend stupid amounts of money on it. Your life will go on.....
Life does go on after loss. And I would agree on not spending stupid amounts of money on a dying life.....including human. But that does not need to be said when someone is grieving and in pain.
__________________
You're only crazy if you're poor. If you have money, you're eccentric.
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 03:25 PM   #28
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
steelyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Triangle
Posts: 3,218
No offense, but I would not have wanted to read certain comments when my cat was battling. Positivity matters and her vet was as positive as you could be. He (and she) were heroes.
__________________

steelyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 03:46 PM   #29
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Upstate Ruralia
Posts: 283
2035..Please spend as much time as you can with her NOW just in case...

I am going to be thinking of you on Tuesday.....I hope everything goes well....

But if it should not, Just know there are people out here who do understand how you are feeling..

Yes life does go on, for EVERYTHING that happens in life...

That does not mean one must point out the obvious, especially in this thread...

We all know what the inevitable fate is.

I have had many many many cats in my life...all were special to me, and it hurt the

same every time one passed......

Now is not the time to think about "moving on".

Anyway...I'm hoping it won't come to that at this point.

Good luck.
__________________
Lcountz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 03:51 PM   #30
Full time employment: Posting here.
mountaintosea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 553
I say look at the quality of life of the pet. Right now I have a little maltese mix that I adopted from the pound last January. He's about 6. Well he started passing out. He ended up at the specialist. Long story short he has severe pulmonary hypertension. His cardiologist ( yes I know) thought he has about a year. He's on liquid Viagra twice a day and seems to be enjoying life and doing much better. So there you go. I'm hopeful it'll be more than a year! If my pet is happy than I'm happy.
__________________
mountaintosea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #31
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
My baby was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. It's breaking my heart, but the surgery is Tuesday and vet says the lump is small since I screen her often (she had a benign cyst in 2006).

Now I know why God had me buy a house that went up 20%, sell it after a year, so I could give her the best treatment...but I'd sell my own kidney to do it even if I didn't have the funds.

Anyone have a kitty with breast cancer that went on to live several more years.Attachment 18934
I've never had a cat with cancer, but I've always had my doubts about whether aggressive treatment, particularly chemotherapy, is ever in the best interest of the cat. Now that I've had chemotherapy for cancer myself, I would euthanize a pet before subjecting it to that. It's a miserable experience, and while a person can understand the potential future benefit of the treatment and that the misery is temporary, you can't explain that to a cat or dog.

Having said that, I hope your kitty comes through the surgery with flying colors, and that the surgery by itself keeps the cancer at bay for the rest of her normal lifespan.
__________________
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 12:43 PM   #32
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Keep your chin up, 2035. Its amazing what they can do for animals with cancer. One of our beagles was diagnosed with lymphoma. We chose to do chemo and he had another entire year of very high quality life, ultimately making it to age 15 (we think, always a guess as to a rescue's age).
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #33
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vermont & Sarasota, FL
Posts: 16,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver View Post
Life does go on after loss. And I would agree on not spending stupid amounts of money on a dying life.....including human. But that does not need to be said when someone is grieving and in pain.
+1 with every word
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.
pb4uski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #34
Recycles dryer sheets
2035's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
Surgery went well. I pick up my little honey tomorrow. 😂 thank you for all the well wishes.
__________________
2035 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #35
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
That's good news 2035. Best wishes to you both, and let us know how she's doing.
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 09:44 PM   #36
Full time employment: Posting here.
Accidental Retiree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
Surgery went well. I pick up my little honey tomorrow. 😂 thank you for all the well wishes.

That is great news!

My friend has a cat that has gone through some tough times, and our vet calls her "The Tabby-Nator" because she's so tough. She's still here, long after she wasn't expected to be. You just never know.

Don't cats get nine lives? (I'm a dog person, but I've heard tell . . . . )

Take care of yourself as well as your 'little honey,' and good wishes to you both.
__________________
Chief Retirement Strategist
The AR Group
Accidental Retiree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 11:34 PM   #37
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Accidental Retiree View Post
That is great news!
Don't cats get nine lives? (I'm a dog person, but I've heard tell . . . . )
I hope this doesn't seem insensitive, but I saw this on Facebook recently and got a chuckle out of it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg nine-lives.jpeg (69.2 KB, 18 views)
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 11:50 PM   #38
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,327
Great news! I hope she has an excellent recovery.
__________________
daylatedollarshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #39
Recycles dryer sheets
2035's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
Test results came back and doc is very please. The border around the tumor looks clean and no cancer found lymph nodes.😂
__________________
2035 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 11:22 PM   #40
Recycles dryer sheets
2035's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
She's very feisty but still weak.
__________________

__________________
2035 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WiFi All In One Printer - which one to buy Disappointed Other topics 18 05-09-2013 07:35 PM
One Down & One to Go! Col. Klink Hi, I am... 12 07-26-2011 07:05 PM
Little by little sliding into mild depression. vicente solano Health and Early Retirement 61 09-03-2010 11:45 AM
distribution of RE sale profits for LO(little one) P.S. FIRE and Money 10 06-23-2008 06:18 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.