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    Conner is very sick...

    For those of you who have been around for a long time you might remember that we used to have a PTer who lived in Bahrain. She and her family were being transferred to Nigeria and she couldn't take her cats. I offered to adopt one (Conner) and he has now been with me for almost 7 years.

    Unfortunately Conner is very very sick tonight. I took him to the specialist because he hasn't been eating. It turns out that he has fluid in his belly (ascites). There are basically 4 possible causes for it: 1) liver failure; 2) pancreatitis; 3) cancer; or 4) FIP. Based on his blood work and other tests we have narrowed it down to pancreatitis and we won't know about cancer for a couple more days.

    Tonight he is in the vet's place for re-hydration and treatment of his pancreatitis. I won't know for a couple of days whether this is all he has and if it is, we can treat it. If he has cancer I will have to let him go over the bridge

    But please keep him in your thoughts and prayers tonight

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    Many many prayers going out for dearest Connor. I hope it is not cancer and that he is treated and healed.
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    Thinking good thoughts and sending up prayers for precious Conner.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I also hope that it's something that can be treated. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
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    Prayers and healing energies and warm wishes are being sent for dearest Conner.

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    Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts to Conner and you!
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    I remember the story and that you took Connor when Allycats mommy moved. I don't think anyone here has been in touch with Julie since.

    Connor was the sweetie of the two and I hope he'll get though this, whatever it is. Sending lots of positive thoughts to Connor - and (((hugs))) to you. Hope you can him painfree.
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    That is such a sad feeling and a frustrating one when one of Our Cats are ill.
    We are all praying that Conner can pull through, and Our Awesome Angels are with Conner now to help him feel a whole lot better!!!
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    Prayers being sent your way!
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    I too remember Connor's story and am sorry to hear he is so ill. It is amazing that he has been with you for 7 great years - truly a gift to Connor. You have done so much for him and continue to do so; good thoughts for Connor's recovery.
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    Prayers and good thoughts for you both.
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    I remember when you adopted Conner. Pawsitive thoughts and prayers that he will be ok.

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    He has spent the last 2 nights at the vet's office and they have cleared up the pancreatitis but unfortunately it looks like he has either FIP or cancer. We will get the final results either later today or tomorrow.

    But I am going to bring him home tonight. If he has to pass over the bridge I will bring a vet into my home instead of the office. I hate to even think about this...

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    oh emily....I hope for the very very best for dearest Connor and for you. There is one type of FIP that is treatable...

    Hugs hugs and prayers!
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    Prayers for Conner and you both. That is so good that you are bringing him home.

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    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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