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Re: Hello
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2019, 15:01:19 PM »
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Re: Hello
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2019, 11:46:01 AM »
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Re: Hello
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2019, 10:22:02 AM »
Thanks for messages and your kindness. We have been looking in but if I try to write something about my Toffee I am off again in floods. I will be back but the pain is just too overwhelming. 💕

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Re: Hello
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2019, 23:47:15 PM »
I don't know if you're looking in, but you are in my thoughts.

Sweet dreams Kim. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2019, 22:52:57 PM »
You know where we are, and always here for you and Lulu. :care: :care: :care: :care: :blow kiss:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2019, 17:13:54 PM »
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR THE SUPPORT FOR ME TIFF & LULU. LULU AND ME ARE STRUGGLING SEEMS LIKE EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY WITHOUT TOFFEE. WE WILL COME BACK TO THE GROUP BUT IT MAY TAKE US A LITTLE WHILE TO PROCESS EVERYTHING. 💕

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Re: Hello
« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2019, 05:46:44 AM »



Kim, I'm deeply sorry.  Nothing we can say will ease that dreadful feeling of loss.  But we share what you're going through.  Many of us know just how painful it is.

Toffee, bask in the sunshine and breathe easily in the rainbows.  You're so loved xxxx


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Re: Hello
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2019, 23:31:43 PM »
Kim, I'm so sorry that Toffee has had to leave you  :hug: RIP little man, play hard at the Bridge and send your meowmy a rainbow when you have learned how.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2019, 22:44:27 PM »
So sorry Kim, so very difficult for you, please know that we respect your need to grieve and will be here if you wish to return. I sincerely hope that you  will. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Play hard on Rainbow Bridge darling Toffee. :RIP:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2019, 22:31:19 PM »

Oh Kim  :'( :'(  I'm so very sorry for your loss  :hug: :hug:

Toffee was such a very beautiful boy who was adored and cared for with so much love.  It was good that you let him go whilst under GA. 

I know the feeling of emptiness you'll be feeling only too well.  Lulu will hopefully accept his departure better if she sees him.  So hard.  Be kind to yourself  :hug:
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« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2019, 16:00:49 PM »
Thinking of you at this very sad time, I have lost 2 this year and know that your heart will be broken in to a thousand pieces x
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Re: Hello
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2019, 15:49:53 PM »
I had to let him go under GA this morning. It has ripped me apart. He had 2 masses likely lymphoma and his trachea was being constricted. I have him at home with me wrapped in a blanket in his favourite spot on the bed and we're cuddling and I'm talking to him before I take him back tomorrow for cremation. Wanted Lulu to see where he was. She won't come near him or me or even into the room. I am beyond devastated so may not be able to talk for a while but thank you all for your advice and kindness in the last few weeks. 💕 my heart is broken

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Re: Hello
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2019, 06:43:08 AM »
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    Wise words, but it's very hard. Been there, done it, on one occasion held on a bit longer than I should have done, which tortures me         

Me too, Paula.  It's a cripplingly difficult decision to judge.  I wish I had let Paddy go months before I did, as I made his end so much more difficult, unnecessarily.  Haunts me too.  Appreciate however that doesn't help our feelings in the moment.  Cats are so much better at that than we are.

Whatever happens, Kim, know that we're with you in spirit, and supporting you.   :hug: :hug:






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Re: Hello
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2019, 22:23:33 PM »
Thinking of you, your family, Toffee and Lulu. :hug: :hug: :hug: Wise words, but it's very hard. Been there, done it, on one occasion held on a bit longer than I should have done, which tortures me, I do know what you are going through, but in the end you have to do the best thing you can by Toff.

I am so sorry not to be more positive, BUT you have given him the best of care, as Sue says, he is being 'Cat', as long as he is being 'Cat' enjoy his presence in your life, take loads of photos and celebrate him simply being.

Cats don't think like us, they embrace the moment. If he is happy, that is the main thing. :Luv: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I really feel for you Kim. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2019, 22:11:17 PM »
I'm so sorry Kim :hug:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2019, 19:56:27 PM »


Am sorry Kim. 

Better to consider letting him go sooner, rather than when his suffering is much worse.  I'd hoped you'd have a little longer yet.  Thinking of you. Xx


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Re: Hello
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2019, 16:10:33 PM »
Toffee has gone back to vet today because his weight loss is getting worse. He's lost 1kg in 3 weeks and looking bony at back end. He is having GA with brochoscopy and bronchial washout with repeat xrays tomorrow. Hope to finally exclude nasty infection but he has the mass which they think getting bigger in lastv3 weeks. If it's hopeless then I may have to let him go. This is so painful. They can't wave a magic wand to make him better. Glad I took him today instead of waiting. Devastated....

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Re: Hello
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2019, 06:49:45 AM »


Good advice from Paula.  Right now, he's busy being "Cat" which is as it should be, never mind the size of the fences he sets himself.  It's always harder for us, than it is for them.

It's incredibly difficult, and it's human nature to dwell upon the lost ground, but try to relax a little, and enjoy his days with him.

This is your time for making memories and, where you can, taking photos.   :hug: :hug:



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Re: Hello
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2019, 21:13:55 PM »
Kim, he is obviously happy enough in himself, please don't beat yourself up, you are doing all you can for him. :hug: :hug: :hug: Do you have any idea when the pm results come back for his son?
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Re: Hello
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2019, 19:00:46 PM »
This is so hard seeing him lose condition. He's always been 7.4-7.8 kg. He must be 6 now and I can't bear to see him getting bony at the back end and thin around the waist. He's ok and happy enough. I am the one struggling and I am an emotional wreck. He is seeing a vet in 3 weeks for a check up unless he takes a turn. On the plus side he enjoyed a good bit of cod and prawns at the weekend. I pureed the prawns with a little water. Saving steak til later today. He went in the garden on Sunday morning and scaled a 7ft+ fence to get into next door!! I had to go and fetch him and he took his time coming home.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2019, 07:32:55 AM »


Topping up the "gotta eat" vibes for Toffee.  Hope you've all had a lovely relaxing weekend together, enjoying the good weather. 


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Re: Hello
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2019, 09:09:38 AM »
Thanks for the update Kim  :crossed: that Toff continues to improve  :hug:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2019, 07:03:37 AM »
My Toffee ate 3/4 packet wet food, biscuits, treats and a decent amount of poached cod yesterday. I put his medicines in the complivit. I still wish he was eating like a little piggy He's always been food driven. He's had a stroll around the garden this morning and seems happy. Even had an argument with another puss through the fence, tail was puffed up and he shouted. A very good 24 hours. Hope it continues. He is doing so well on the antibiotics.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2019, 17:49:13 PM »


You are DA BEST cat mamma!!  Cod and steak.   :)

Am So sorry to learn about Toffee's son, Yoda.    Glad to know you're getting good food into Toffee xxx


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Re: Hello
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2019, 15:42:18 PM »
I'm glad Toff is eating something, 10mg is a good dose of pred :hug:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2019, 13:16:23 PM »
They both have cod and steak for the weekend. I always give them the same as they eat together. Toff is on 5mg twice a day so quite a lot of prednisolone. He is eating something and getting complivit which is reassuring. His breathing much better. 💕

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Re: Hello
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2019, 16:46:30 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear about Yoda   :(  RIP little man.

Also sorry to hear that Toffee still isn't eating well. What dose of steroids is he taking?

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Re: Hello
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2019, 12:01:31 PM »
I am so sorry to hear about Yoda, I hope the PM can help Toffee, but all the time you are doing what you can for him, spoiling him rotten, and he is happy, that is the important bit.

I hope Lulu gets a share of cod and steak too. :)
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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2019, 11:07:17 AM »
I also found out that one of the kittens he fathered before neutering was diagnosed with cancer and on the day he went to the vets for tests his son had been put to sleep. His name was yoda and he was a big ginger fella as well. My friend had Yoda and asked for a PM hoping it would help my boy. I only found out yesterday so have been in a puddle of tears again they keep coming. I am going to Markers and going to get him a piece of cod loin for his tea he loves that. Then on Sunday he can have some fillet steak because he is rather partial to that as well.💕

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Re: Hello
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2019, 10:58:59 AM »
Toff is on another course of antibiotics with steroids. I have started him on complivit and cbd oil to see if that helps him. Vet agreed to let us try it. His appetite is just not what it was and his overall condition is not brilliant. He seems happy enough apart from appetite. Still eating small amounts even with steroids. Vet is to review him in a month now. I am devastated. I worry that the antibiotics making appetite worse but he needs them. Had a slight temp on Wednesday after 8 days of antibiotics. I am a very worried mummy. Thanks for asking about him. 💕

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Re: Hello
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2019, 17:24:04 PM »
How did it go? I hope all is well. :Luv:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2019, 06:37:09 AM »


Just dropping by to say hello, and hope that Toffee's review went well yesterday. 

Snoozles to Toffee and Lulu from Moray, Malt, Barley and Me.   :cat rub: :catlove2: :catplay2:



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Re: Hello
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2019, 18:47:12 PM »




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Re: Hello
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 18:10:17 PM »
Lulu fine. Toffee seems to be improving daily but still not having his old appetite.  Still can't find my laptop to do this post properly. Vet tomorrow morning for review. Thank you all. Xx

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Re: Hello
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2019, 18:47:47 PM »


Hi Kim.  How is Toffee?  And how is Lulu's eye? 



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Re: Hello
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2019, 18:01:18 PM »
Hi Kim, I am so pleased that Toffee is getting his mojo back, difficult putting complivit in his food if you don't know which he finds acceptable, but it does really help. :hug: :hug: :hug:

BTW, if you go to font size at the top, I use point 14, Lyn uses 12 and bold. It just helps Gill enormously.
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Re: Hello
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2019, 13:52:34 PM »
2 days of antibiotics on top of the prednisolone and he seems to be getting his mojo back. I have to crush his steroids and anti-bugs into the licky lix. Appetite still not great but he's back to playing the breakfast game where I have to put down several flavours of wet food before he eats.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2019, 11:28:16 AM »
I am very lucky that Sky takes her pred crushed and mixed with a bit of her favourite tinned food. Gawd knows what we would have done otherwise!

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« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2019, 08:41:19 AM »
That's the problem I had with the Licky lix till I found the 3 new flavours in Asda now its back to being easier again, we also found cornbeef and tuna pate are great that's how we worm our ferals and two of my Hyper T ladies were both ferals and if Mummy threw the "treat" they ate their tablets :)

Depomedrin is a steroid injection and usually given every 6 weeks but Jester gets his every 4 weeks as he stops eating at that point and our vets are happy with that so much easier than tableting a cat with a jaw tumour as I think sometimes things get stuck Jester refuses to open his mouth sometimes
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Re: Hello
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2019, 06:55:07 AM »



Just adding to the snoozles and healing thoughts for Toffee.

I was watching a vet programme on Sky a couple of weeks ago, and they were using the small jars of baby food to feed a cat that wouldn't eat a lot.  Could be worth a try  :hug: :hug:

Hope that Lulu's drops are helping with her poorly eye.




 


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