Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yes, we are all still here

I know it's been far too long since I have updated this blog. As most of you who read it know, Bill and I got married just over a week ago (Yay!) and we have been traveling for the past two weeks for our wedding and honeymoon.

During that time, after much agonizing, we decided to board Kaesea during the days at his vet and then have our cat sitter call every night to see if he was doing well enough to come home. The good news is that he was! Every night! So Kaesea spent each day at the vet and each night at home.

I called every day we were gone to check on him. There were some ups and downs, but in the end, he came through it like a champ and his weight remained about the same, which is fantastic. He went down to 9.0 lbs the second day there (after not eating for a whole day -- that cat loves to make me worry), but then back up to 9.13, where he basically sat the whole time. I think one day he made it to 9.33, but then back down again.

He was ecstatic to see us. We got back on Sunday and stayed home yesterday (Monday) to recover -- every time I touched him all day, he purred like a motorboat. He's been eating very well since he's been home, which is great. Bill made him Ahi for an after-dinner treat last night, which he inhaled.

We will be taking him in for a checkup later this week. At that time, we will discuss the cancer and what/if we want to do to try to treat it. Or not. I would like for him to gain more weight before putting him on drugs. His doctor's rebuttal to that is that perhaps if we were beating the cancer with drugs, he'd gain more weight. It's difficult to know the right thing to do, especially after his difficulties with the last treatment (the new treatment would not involve predisone of any kind, of course.) So we will keep thinking about it.

Meanwhile, I also have a backlog of photos to post. I will be doing that over the next day or so and will post-date them for the actual day they were taken on, so be sure to scroll down after Wednesday or Thursday and get a look at our boy.

1 comment:

  1. Yea!!! Glad to hear he's doing okay and of course he must be so happy to have you guys home :)