Feeling sleepy

by Helen Hooker January. 07, 2011 5625 views

Thank you to everyone here on Photoblog who asked after Gracie when I posted a photo of her here [photoblog.com] before Christmas. Since then the tests she had done in December came back inconclusively so she was referred to a vet who specialises in oncology in Surrey, about a 90 minute drive from here. We took her up there on Tuesday where they did an ultrasound and some more biopsies and kept her in for a few days. Sadly our worst fears were realised and she has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer. Having said that, the vet was frankly amazed at how she bounced back from the sedation and settled into her new surroundings. Since Tuesday she??s been resting up and they??ve started her on chemotherapy to treat the lymphoma. So far she??s been doing well ?? her much enlarged spleen is now spleen sized again and she??s been eating pretty well so things are looking reasonably hopeful. We brought her home this evening with instructions to give her a steroid tablet every day (that will be a challenge!) and take her to our local vet each week for more chemo. At the moment she??s sleeping peacefully on the sofa and I couldn??t resist taking a photo to celebrate her return home as she dozed.

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Moira 6 years, 8 months ago

I hope she recovers fully , Best wishes to her.

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Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 8 months ago

Oh, so sad to read this, Helen. But I'm pretty sure she will be just fine real soon!!

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Hanna Westesson 6 years, 8 months ago

So cute, so sleepy :-)

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Paw Kam 6 years, 8 months ago

wonderful post! Wish Gracie all the best

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Contesina 6 years, 8 months ago

Cute B&W cat! So lovely!

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Christa 6 years, 8 months ago

I'm glad your cat is reacting well and I hope she will do it, at least cats have 7 lives as we say here and I hope that there are some left for her.

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Pandka 6 years, 8 months ago

Sweet Gracie...

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Neil Rosenberger 6 years, 8 months ago

Hope everything is "OK", Gracie Is a beautiful kitty ! Sorry to hear this, we all love our animals, no matter what they are !!

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Anna 6 years, 8 months ago

I will keep you and Gracie in my prayers. I know the pain of such a diagnosis, as years ago I lost two cats to feline leukemia. Glad to hear she's handling it so well, that certainly seems like a good sign!

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Andrea 6 years, 8 months ago

I hope she gets well soon!

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Eiram Marie 6 years, 8 months ago

Sorry to hear that, Helen. I cannot imagine how I would give our Agatha a tablet...fingers crossed! I hope she will get better!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 8 months ago

Cross my fingers for her

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Josy 6 years, 8 months ago

Sorry Helen ! But she seems good to react to the treatment! Stand firm Gracie !

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Marsha 6 years, 8 months ago

Oh, sorry to hear, but it sounds like she's doing better than expected! Get well soon, Gracie!

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Seraphim Eric Arsand 6 years, 8 months ago

可愛い!!

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Jannie 6 years, 8 months ago

How bittersweet. I hope Gracie gets better. She sounds like a real fighter. Gorgeous kitty!

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Alison 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful picture of Gracie. I do hope she responds well to the treatment and is back to her normal self soon.

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Goldbrandi 6 years, 8 months ago

Nice shot,sweet cat!

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Snowpie 6 years, 8 months ago

Hope she makes it!! I had to put my cat to sleep last year... he had a real bad cancer in his mouth...But if you have to give her the medcin, try fish with a strong taste or old salami, it helped. ;P

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Kate 6 years, 8 months ago

Sorry to hear that Gracie has lymphoma, but pleased she is back home. I hope she continues to do well and that she copes with the chemo... thinking of you..and Gracie of course!

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Sara G 6 years, 8 months ago

Awww, she looks so sweet..hope and pray all turns out well for her (and you).

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Karman 6 years, 8 months ago

She is so pretty, I agree with the nap idea. I am sending POSITIVE thoughts in your direction for Gracie's return to health.

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Lynda 6 years, 8 months ago

I'm sorry that Gracie has lymphoma but amazing that she can have chemo just like a human and is doing well. Hope it all works and she makes a good recovery.

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