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Thread: My beautiful 17 y.o. Bartie has cancer

  1. #16
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    it's difficult watching them get old and their good health fail them. Hugs to you and Bartie.

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    What a sad time for Bartie and for you. Prayers of comfort for you both Donna.
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    I am so sorry to hear about Bartie. I am totally with you when you say that you don't want a biopsy. we had one done with Tigris ( who was only 13 then) but he never recovered from it as it was major surgery and he had to go one week later. He would have been more comfortable if we hadn't done it
    All the best for you and Bartie.

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    Very sad news, and no correct decision to be had. I hope the time you have left, no matter the length, is precious.

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    Bartie also has hyperthyroidism and high blood pressure. Thank you guys for being there for me. It means a lot. I pray that he'll go peacefully in his sleep.

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    Donna and Bartie,

    {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}} and ~~~~~~~PURRS~~~~~~~ and to you from us.
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    Donna, I'm so sorry to hear that! I will keep him in my thoughts... :-(

    I totally agree with you on that biopsy thing; I wouldn't go for that option either!

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    Oh Donna, I feel your pain and fully understand all that you are feeling having been there with Rascal.
    You have my prayers and of course, Bartie does as well.

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    Donna, I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so hard to watch our pets get older. When my old boy Storm went downhill, I just couldn't bare to watch it any more so I knew that it was time. I hope that you're able to make Bartie as comfortable as possible. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
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    Prayers coming for both you and Bartie. I can add nothing to what all the others have said except this: whatever happens, Bartie is yours forever and always; the love you give to him has ensured that. Remember: death is not an end at all; it is merely the transition to a beautiful form of life we are not yet permitted to know. When "the day" comes, you will be consumed with grief and pain, but Bartie will pass into a glorious life, perfectly healthy and blissfully happy. Try to think of that. Cry for yourself all you need to, but force a smile, no matter how slight, for Bartie. (The most beautiful smiles are those that must break through tears.) May Bartie's Creator bless you with the faith, the courage, and the strength you will need.



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    Such sad news. I pray that Bartie stays pain free.
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    How is Bartie doing, Moosmom? Could you give him some gentle lovies for me, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    How is Bartie doing, Moosmom? Could you give him some gentle lovies for me, please.
    Same from us, Moosmom!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    I'm sorry I have only just seen this ,how is Bartie doing Donna,I went through much the same with ash and his renal failure and Ellie with her cancer,I know how heart breaking it is,but bartie is lucky he has the most caring kind loving meowie you could find,keep us posted,we are all thinking of you and bartie,hugs.
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    Bartie is doing okay. He's not in any pain and sleep 23 hours a day. All I can do is make sure he's happy and comfortable.

    Hope things are going well with you Carole. Xoxo

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