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Old 09-17-2011, 10:40 AM
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I know - but unfortunately in Audrey's case, her tumor is very aggressive (grew 5x the original size in a month).
Audrey has been spending a lot of time near the dog's waterbow. I thought she was drinking, but it turned out that she is soaking her tumor. The cold water must help with the pain. A sad sight to see this little girl trying to alleviate her pain. At least, she has a will to try. She is on Buprenorphine to help with her pain, but I am thinking of upping her dosage.
oh, what a smart cat. ((hugs))
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:56 AM
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What about one of those reusable ice packs you can buy at the drug store. If you get one, you can put it out under some towels (they can be pretty intensely cold) and see if she wants to lie on it.

But, I am posted just to check in and see how you and Audrey are today.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:45 AM
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Thank you.
She was bleeding a lot yesterday from the tumor (dark and clotty blood).
I think her time is near.
I've upped her Buprenorphine.
She continues to eat well and wants to go outside, but this bleeding really bothers me. My husband thinks that I am prolonging her pain, and he said that he can't bear to look at her suffering.
I've stopped giving her bitter Chinese herbs - why torture her more.
I am hoping that she could last into this weekend - I was going to take Friday off and spend all day with her, and then have the vet come on Saturday. I think we will do it in our yard - Audrey's always loved it there. My heart feels really really heavy, and I can't believe that she will be gone from me and that she won't be there at night to cuddle with me.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:22 AM
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Thank you.
She was bleeding a lot yesterday from the tumor (dark and clotty blood).
I think her time is near.
I've upped her Buprenorphine.
She continues to eat well and wants to go outside, but this bleeding really bothers me. My husband thinks that I am prolonging her pain, and he said that he can't bear to look at her suffering.
I've stopped giving her bitter Chinese herbs - why torture her more.
I am hoping that she could last into this weekend - I was going to take Friday off and spend all day with her, and then have the vet come on Saturday. I think we will do it in our yard - Audrey's always loved it there. My heart feels really really heavy, and I can't believe that she will be gone from me and that she won't be there at night to cuddle with me.
I totally understand. I think it's great that your vet will come to you. We did that with my mom's dog earlier in the summer.

I'm also taking time to be with my pet. Luckily, I can work from home, so I'm here with her now. But, as with Audrey, Abby's time is near too.

Enjoy your girl for a little longer. I'm sure she's always happy to be with you.
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Yunhee,

I am so sorry about Audry... It is so hard to let go, and you have had her so long. It isn't an easy decision. Hopefully she will make it till Friday, so you can spend some quality time with her.

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:16 PM
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Thank you, Barb.
I've tentatively scheduled for my vet friend to come over Saturday at 1PM and do the euthanasia. I will spend my Friday saying goodbye to her and let her go in our backyard. I think my other cat needs to know that his lifelong companion of 20 years has passed. I am hoping that Audrey will last reasonably pain-free until then. I am thinking that this is better than taking her to a depressing vet office.
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I'm very sorry Yunhee to know that Audrey's time is short but thankful that you have a friend who can handle this for you to make it even more peaceful.

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Yunhee,

That is very nice that you have that option and have a vet friend that will give Audrey a comfortable place, one she is familiar with, when her time is to go.

Audrey always knew she had a wonderful home, wonderful family and probably all the more reason she stayed around so long. No matter how long we have them, it is never enough time.

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Old 09-19-2011, 03:02 PM
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I have been thinking of you and Cebe this week. You have a very loving plan in place.

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Thank you, Judi, Barb and Natalie
I will also take her to the oncologist to see if things are as bad as they seem.
This week is a really crazy busy week for me at work - I don't have an option of taking time off until Friday. I worked all last weekend and the weekend before. I hope that I am not being too selfish by waiting until this weekend. I also hope that I am not being too rash.
The hardest thing is that she still wants to eat (demands fresh food actually) and wants to hang out exploring the garden. But then, she starts to spit out clotted blood and looks miserable. I don't even know what to think. I have to remind myself that this terminal, and bone tumors must hurt a lot.
This morning, my other dog, Amy, was lying down, and Audrey went directly over to Amy and stood over Amy's head for a long time. It was as if she wanted to get some sympathy from Amy (they are quite close - a 70 lbs dog and a 6 lbs cat). Amy did oblige and intently smelled Audrey's tumor. Amy then turned her head and made this disgusted looking face and sneezed. The tumor smells awful, and I think Amy can tell that there is something rotten in there.
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