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sirrahved
11-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Iris just hasn't been herself for the past few days. She's been lethargic (if you can call a cat that) limping, not able to jump well, and eating, but not as much as she usually does. I'm worried. She's a middle aged cat, far too young to be seriously ill!

We're going to the vet at 4:30. Please pray that nothing is seriously wrong!
Update: the vet found a mass in her leg :( He took a blood sample and is sending it off. She will have surgery on Thursday unless they find bad news on the lab reports.

We went in this morning. Labs were good, but after thinking on it and re-inspecting the mass, the vet is sure it's cancer. She came home with two weeks worth of prednisone, and an appointment for two weeks from now to evaluate. I don't think she'll be with us much longer.

Karen
11-13-2007, 05:55 PM
Aww, poor Iris. Let us know what the vet says. I hope it's nothing serious!

catmandu
11-13-2007, 06:01 PM
We Arepraying Hard For Iris, That Theres Nothing Seriously Wrong. The Good Thing Is That Shes In The Hands Of Her Vet, And Its Hopeful That They May Be Able To Head Off A Crisis Before It Becomes Irrervsable.
Sadly Cats Are Like People And Some Just Dont Have As Much Sand In Thier Sun Dial As Others.
We Are Praying That This Is Not The Case With Iris, And That You Have Many Many More Years Together!!

Laura's Babies
11-13-2007, 06:08 PM
I will be waiting for a update! Prayers sent.

Medusa
11-13-2007, 06:34 PM
Prayers going out for Iris and a complete healing......

Donnaj4962
11-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Many prayers for Iris. I will check back later for an update.

Freedom
11-13-2007, 08:11 PM
Oh Iris, sweetie! You've had her what, almost a year? Prayers for a good lab report!

momcat
11-13-2007, 09:06 PM
Many prayers are being prayed for sweet Iris. Sending [[[[HUGS]]]] for you and lots of get well lovies for Iris.

Catty1
11-13-2007, 09:07 PM
PT Prayers for Iris...I hope it is a fatty mass, something very treatable...it might be just pain from it that is slowing her and her appetite down...

HUGS

Medusa
11-13-2007, 09:17 PM
We'll continue prayer for a good lab report. Hugs to you both.

phesina
11-13-2007, 09:44 PM
Prayers and healing energies are being sent from us..

Love,
Pat and cats

Cinder & Smoke
11-13-2007, 10:47 PM
We're going to the vet at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 ...

Update on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007:

The vet found a mass in her leg :(
He took a blood sample and is sending it off.
She will have surgery on Thursday unless they find bad news on the lab reports.

Purrayers that it's an easily treated problem!
Fell Better, Soon, Iris!

Laura's Babies
11-13-2007, 11:40 PM
Now we need to get to some serious praying. I will remember Iris in my prayers.

shais_mom
11-13-2007, 11:42 PM
thoughts and prayers on the way for the beautiful girl that wormed her way into your heart.
((Hugs))

krazyaboutkatz
11-14-2007, 01:16 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this.:( Lot of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way.

BC_MoM
11-14-2007, 02:27 AM
Prayers coming from me and the M&M's that it is nothing serious!

sirrahved
11-14-2007, 11:08 PM
bumping for prayers. I'm extremely worried that this might be Iris' last day :(

Catty1
11-14-2007, 11:12 PM
Is she having surgery, like your title said??? Have you heard anything yet?

Hugs and prayers...Iris is TOO YOUNG....PT PRAYERS FOR IRIS.

Taz_Zoee
11-14-2007, 11:28 PM
Hoping that Iris gets better.

sirrahved
11-14-2007, 11:29 PM
Part of what makes me worried is that he thought she might be as old as 12 or 13 :( Still young for a cat, but old enough to make me worried.

She has gone downhill so fast, today she barely even moved. A week ago she was fine... could this possibly be a good sign?

I'm a basket case! I can't keep my mind off of tomorrow, no matter what I try to do...

Catty1
11-15-2007, 12:08 AM
oh hon....

can you syringe some water into her?

{{{{hugs}}}} - you are wonderful and loving cat mommy and worried about your girl...major prayers for you and her....

krazyaboutkatz
11-15-2007, 01:09 AM
I sure hope that the vet will be able to help her and that she'll recover quickly. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way.

dionne
11-15-2007, 02:38 AM
I also hope Iris is ok as well. You have my best thoughts and positive energy.

Good luck!

sirrahbed
11-15-2007, 07:18 AM
Checking in on pretty Iris this morning. This will be a long morning for meowmie - waiting for everything to be done and waiting to hear the news.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/sirrahbed/2007/hazelnut010.jpg

Feel better very soon Iris!

Medusa
11-15-2007, 08:06 AM
Aw such a sweet girl. Please hold on, we're sending out such strong prayers for you and Iris, praying that all is and will be well.

Donnaj4962
11-15-2007, 08:14 AM
Oh Iris..... you are so pretty! I love your eyes! Many prayers for you and your Meomom that surgery goes well today and you feel better soon!

ChrisH
11-15-2007, 09:07 AM
Prayers on the way for your beautiful girl.

sirrahved
11-15-2007, 12:27 PM
bump for latest update.

shais_mom
11-15-2007, 12:29 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this.
Enjoy your time with this precious girl....
((hugs))

krazyaboutkatz
11-15-2007, 12:40 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that she probably has cancer.:( I hope that you'll be able to make her as comfortable as possible in the time that she has left with you. I also hope that the doctor is wrong and that the pred will be able help her. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent your way. Please take care. (((HUGS)))

Medusa
11-15-2007, 12:41 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll send out healing vibes that Iris will at least have a level of comfort and I'll send the same out to you, too. Enjoy your time together.

Cinder & Smoke
11-15-2007, 01:38 PM
Iris ...

Previously:
We're going to the vet at 4:30. Please pray that nothing is seriously wrong!
Update: the vet found a mass in her leg :( He took a blood sample and is sending it off.
She will have surgery on Thursday unless they find bad news on the lab reports.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Noon >>>

Today's Sir Jury has been Cancelled ...
We went in this morning. Labs were good, but after thinking on it and
re-inspecting the mass, the vet is sure it's cancer.
Iris came home with two weeks worth of prednisone,
and an appointment for two weeks from now to evaluate.

I don't think she'll be with us much longer. :(

So Sorry ...

But let's try some PT Purrayers before anything else.

;)

jenn_librarian
11-15-2007, 01:49 PM
Oh, poor Iris!! How long have you had her?? It hasn't been that long, has it? Prayers going out that she will rest in comfort and feel no pain when and if the time comes. Hope that labs will find that it really isn't cancer, and she will be able to get better.

Big hugs to you and Iris!!

sirrahbed
11-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Praying for Iris - that the pred may help and comfort while cancer cells are ruled out or eliminated. Hoping for better news in two weeks!

Grace
11-15-2007, 02:32 PM
So sorry to hear this. Prayers continue to be sent for all of you.

Donnaj4962
11-15-2007, 02:36 PM
Oh my, I am so sorry. Many prayers coming from me and the girls in Indiana that the pred works and cancer is ruled out. How is she acting? Still lethargic? Please give her chin scritchies from me. And here's a (((hug))) for you!

orangemm
11-15-2007, 05:37 PM
Oh my, LES here. I am praying hard for sweet Iris (and you), that she somehow overcomes this horrible news.

Please know that I am thinking good thoughts for both of you.



(((hugs)))

Freedom
11-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Oh no! Prayers for Iris and hugs to you!

Do you think a second vet opinion may help?

Poor sweetie, she has really enjoyed being with you!

catmandu
11-15-2007, 06:40 PM
We Are Praying As Hard As We Can Thats Its Not Cancer And That Somehow She Will Survive.
Thtas The Hard Part Of Being A Pet Guardian And Thats Balancing Your Desire To Have Your Pets With You And Having Them Not Suffer .
I Know That Pet Angels Are There With Iris To Help Her Fight The Disease. And We Pray That Theres Hope For Your Friend.

phesina
11-15-2007, 09:07 PM
Saying many prayers and sending much love to you and beloved Iris.

Catty1
11-15-2007, 09:30 PM
PT PRAYERS - you said it, Phred! :)

Most of all, I just hope Iris starts FEELING better.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

critters
11-16-2007, 06:55 AM
Can't they amputate? Is there any evidence of metastasis? Tripods usually do VERY well.

smokey the elder
11-16-2007, 09:53 AM
Smokey the Elder had cancer in her leg and it was amputated. She did fine as a tripod, and was at least as old as Iris. I hope that Iris feels better.

Pawla
11-16-2007, 10:28 AM
I'm so sorry. Prayers on the way, and paws crossed for you and sweet Iris.