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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada

    Sad news for Tuxedo Stan COTD June 16, 2013 UPDATE #12

    Jun 17, 2013 6:49am

    As I write this Tuxedo Stan is outdoors patrolling Catopia and munching on his mother's freshly planted ornamental grass.

    I just wanted to let you know that unfortunately his tumor has started growing again and his other kidney is now involved. Blood tests show that his kidney function is beginning to fail. His appetite has been dropping steadily for a number of days as well. Fortunately, his attitude is still good although he tires easily.

    Uber Stan Fan Kathie Beth Dreher from California sent Tuxedo Stan and his brother Earl a very special present for their birthday. Here is a short video clip to show you the benefits of medical grade catnip. You can see that Stan still enjoys the finer things in life. (Thanks Kathie!)

    We couldn't have gotten through this without the love and support of Stan Fans around the world. I will keep you posted on his condition as the days pass.
    Last edited by Catty1; 09-06-2013 at 04:24 PM.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Oh, Candace, thank you so much for posting this.

    I am saying my prayers and we are all sending along healing energies and good warm wishes to dearest Mayor Stan.

    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Poor little guy. He looks so happy in the video with his catnip toy. I hope he can be kept
    pain free as long as possible.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    North Carolina, USA
    I am so sorry. I hope he won't be in great pain. He's beautiful!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    I am sorry. I will keep him in my prayers.

    All things work together for good to them that love God.
    (Romans 8:28)

    I've been defrosted-- Thanks, Sana

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada

    Good update!

    UPDATE: Tuxedo Stan is doing VERY well. <big smile>
    The tumors in both kidneys have shrunken considerably since his last chemo treatment (cyclophosphamide) 2 weeks ago. He is happy, his appetite is good and he continues to stir up lots of trouble in Catopia. We came close to euthanasia prior to the cyclophosphamide treatment as he was starting to become very lethargic and his appetite was disappearing as the tumors grew.
    Stan will be receiving his final chemo treatment tomorrow morning (vincristine). After that, we will focus on keeping him happy and healthy for as long possible.
    Although his vets give the cyclophosphamide the credit for his turnaround, Tuxedo Stan says it was the well wishes from his supporters that helped pull him through. If that's the case, please keep those words of love and encouragement coming - we read EVERY ONE.
    Thanks again for all your support! STAN FANS ROCK!
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth


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