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Sammy - Vet Bills

June 2nd, 2020 at 11:37 pm

So our 15 year old Siamese (chocolate point my husband thinks)usually sleeps on the pillow near me. Two nights ago she wasn't there when I woke up. I thought that was weird, but we're in the time of year where the cats don't sleep on the bed so much.

Then I couldn't find her when I fed everyone breakfast. Very unusual, but I had to get to work.

When DH came up shortly before going to work, I asked him if he'd seen her - he hadn't. He went looking and found her in the one place I hadn't looked.

(Already) long story short - I took her to the new vet at Petco (Thrive.) They couldn't do too much because they were closing early due to the curfew (first curfew ever in our city.) They did bloodwork and x-rays - the vet told me he was really concerned, and that we should take her to an emergency vet to be rehydrated over night.

So ... I rushed back home. DH then took the car (and Sammy) to the overnight vet, and went to work. (We currently have ONE working vehicle out of 4....)

It looks like Sammy most likely has cancer. DH will be picking her up tonight and bringing her home (then back to work.) We're going into wait and see mode, but the likely outcome will be the Rainbow Bridge. Frown

She's such a good cat, and she's mama to one of our other cats. It'll leave a huge hole in our household.

It's also taking a huge bite out of our vet fund ... just as we got it fully funded again. Sigh. So far - $250 for Thrive vet, $457 down payment on emergency vet - probably another $500+ when DH picks her up tonight.

If she was only 8 or 9, maybe we'd look into finding the cancer and treating it. But she's 15, why put her through all that when there's no guarantee it'll do any good. Frown

In other news ...
I made my monthly contribution to my IRA today - and decided to buy a share of VGT etf stock with part of it. The 4 shares I bought with my fun money already made nearly $45.

14 Responses to “Sammy - Vet Bills”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your Sammy.

  2. Wink Says:

    I'm so sorry. ((Hugs))

  3. My English Castle Says:

    That's so hard, Laura. I'm sorry.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all. She’s home now and is eating and somewhat active. We’ll have to just wait and see.

  5. starfishy Says:

    So sorry to hear this news. Frown

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this - our beautiful cat passed over the Rainbow Bridge nearly 3 months ago today and there is still a huge hole in our house. Big hugs to you and your DH and other fur babies. It might not be cancer, might be kidney disease maybe because cats get really dehydrated from that. Wishing you all the best and thinking of you {{hugs}}

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry; this is so difficult. I agree with you that at her age it is not in her best interest to aggressively treat the cancer. Just continue to be a good mama, as you always have.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    I am so sorry! Even at 9 we didn't treat our cat's cancer, as my research showed it didn't expect life expectancy. It's so hard. You will know what to do for your Sammie. ((Hugs))

  9. Turtle Lover Says:

    sad news about Sammy :-(
    prayers for you

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone. She hid in the box springs last night, but I was able to get her to eat (ie take her meds) with some smelly wet food.

    VS - It is possibly kidney disease also, the vet said he could see an enlargement or mass near her kidneys. They wouldn’t be able to give a definitive answer without going in (surgery. )

  11. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Oh I’m very sorry to hear there’s a mass, that’s a worry... it’s so sad when time and nature take our fur babies from us 😢... thinking of you and praying for you all xxx

  12. Lucky Robin Says:

    Oh, that's rough. Poor kitty.

  13. LifeBalance Says:

    I'm so sorry. I know how heartbreaking it is. You're giving her the best quality life she can have for the time she's got left - whatever that is. And fifteen years is a good long life for a cat. You've been a good mama!

  14. Sarah Says:

    I'm so sorry.

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