Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bubbles - The conclusion

The histopathology confirmed that Bubbles has lymphoma. There are not many treatment options. Chemo can be done but I've decided against it. There is no cure and I have decided to concentrate on making whatever time he has left as pleasant as possible. Towards that end we will try some medication to make his breathing easier and alleviate his symptoms. At best it will give him a few additional weeks/months of quality time.

He is still eating very well, and enjoys getting as many Temptations as he wants. And he wants a lot!

29 comments:

Brian said...

My sisters and I will be sending sweet Bubbles all our best purrs for the utmost comfort. Purrs, hugs and love from all of us.

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear this. Enjoy your time with him. We send you all purrs and headbutts.

Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. We think you are doing the right thing not to do the chemo. Our Mom believes that the quality of life is so important and it is so great for him to have some quality right now. We will keep our paws crossed for him and are sending tons of purrs and prayers. Hugs to the Mom.

Kea said...

We're so sorry that the news is not good. We think you are doing what is for Bubbles' Highest Good by NOT putting him through horrendous treatments, allowing him quality of life while he still has it, then letting him go.

Sending you all purrs and Blessings and Peace.

momsbusy said...

yes, quality of life is important to keep in mind. the fact that he is eating well (especially temptations) and is content is good. of course there will be good days and bad days. we will keep bubbles and you on our prayer list.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We are so sorry to read of this diagnosis.

We wonder f it would be helpful to contact San of the blog Cat Tales in Singapore. Her cat, Megat, was diagnosed with Lymphoma and she managed to cure him with a combination of chemo and Chinese herbal medicine, under the supervision of her vet. Her regular blog is at http://animesanzo.blogspot.com/ and the blog outlining Megat's journey to health is at http://megatmycat.blogspot.com/

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We know your love Bubbles and want to do what is best for him. We send lots of purrs and tail wags for both of you.

ABBY said...

We are so sorry to hear the final diagnosis for Bubbles.
We think that you are wise to forego the chemo and give him the best quality of life. We will keep bot you and Bubbles in our purrayers.
Purrs
Xoxox

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to all of you! Bubbles--keep on enjoying those treats! IF you have to get sick, you might as well enjoy it!

cwcwccw said...

Bubbles we love you, purrs & prays to you all.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from Singapore

Happy Cat Family said...

Awww... Sorry about Sweet Bubbles... We will be purring for him... Enjoy every precious moment <3

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are purrring for you all and sending you all many many {{HUGS}}. Hang in there Bubbles - and ask for baby foods too! Baby food chick-hen and baby food ham are delishus!!!

Junior and Orion said...

We are so sorry to read this. We will be purring our hearts out for all of you!!!

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about Bubbles diagnosis. We will be sending purrs your way. It is hard knowing what to do in a situation like this, but for what it's worth I believe you are making the best decision for you and Bubbles. We went the no treatment route with Mojo and his Fibrosarcoma and I don't regret a thing. He had several good months to just enjoy being a cat instead of a guinea pig :) I am always thankful for the time I had with him. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so sorry to hear this...enjoy every moment you have with him for as long as you can. We'll be purring and purraying that he's comfortable and happy for a long, long time.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Every day is a blessing to be able to love and comfort Bubbles...you are doing the right thing and will know when it is time to say goodbye...til then, feed him whatever he wants and give him lots of kisses and we will be purring he stays happy and comfortable...

Max said...

Aw man... :(

Harry Spotter said...

We are sending you our very special hugs, purrs and prayers. Hang in there we are all purring for you.

alohahelper said...

Keeping Bubbles happy is the best thing you can do. That's what we did when the vet found the large tumor in Bebe's liver. He got to eat anything he wanted at any time. Sending hugs and purrayers from the kitties in Hawaii.

Linda (Pumpkin's Momma)

Karen said...

We are all so sorry to hear about Bubbles ;(
Pixel, Samba and Karen

Ikaika said...

Sweet Bubbles ... we are still sending healing purrs.

Cloon said...

We are very sorry to hear this and will be sending Bubbles and you the best thoughts, purrs and prayers. Enjoy all the time you can with Sweet Bubbles and Clooney says give him "carte blanche" on the Num-Nums.

pansylovr said...

Sending snuggles and purrs!
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Everycat said...

We are sorry that this is the diagnosis. But we believe you are doing exactly the right thing for Bubbles, enjoy him, spoil him, love him. We send you all rumbly purrs and love

Whicky
Oliver
& Gerry

Hannah and Lucy said...

Savour every moment you have with Bubbles and enjoy each one. We know you have made the kindest and most loving decision for him.
Lots of love and purrs from Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrrs and hugs for Bubbles and you, too!! Sending healing prayers, too!!
Your TX furiends,

Julie Andrea said...

Awww .. I am so sorry to read about your ill kitty. Poor baby. :-( As I type this, my pup is at my feet and my kitty is curled up in my bed, warming it up for me. Aren't pets just the greatest "gift" to we humans? I agree .. bring on the Temptations .. and the cat nip too!

Purrrrs and under the chin scritches from us all - Frosty, Mack and me .. Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966ATyahooDOTcom

Kitty said...

We are so sorry to here that you have recieved bad news from the V.E.T. about Bubbles. We will be sending him lots of purrayers.

Nishiko and Xanthe xxx

Leigh said...

OK, just going back through your posts and getting caught up. My heart goes out to you, having fought this battle with Rascal. We did chemo the first time, but when he lost his remission, decided the next type of chemo treatments would be worse than the disease. We don't regret that and still miss him. Purrs and prayers from us to you and Bubbles.