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    Please keep Ashes in your thoughts and prayers

    I know it has been a long time since I was last here but I have been busy. But tonight I come in with some bad news. Ashes is not doing well. Ashes is our male 12 year old cat who have had urinary tract issues in the past, however he is now having litterbox issues and the last couple of days he has been hiding a lot. We found him and got him out of the hiding place and noticed he was walking funny. We figured he might have gotten hurt, but while I was petting him in my room I felt a lump on his back. It could be a bulging disk, it could be cancer/tumor, or it could be a cyst. This could explain his behavior. I will be taking him in tomorrow hopefully to see what the vet says and if its treatable, then we will see about treatment, but if not, we will be putting him down.

    He is our cat, but mainly he is my brother's cat. My brother is at school (he does not have an account here) and does not know how dire Ashes's situation is. He won't be taking the news good at all.
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    In loving memory of Tigger 2003-2009. In loving memory of Ashes 2001-2013.

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    I hope Ashes' problem can be treated.

    Many years ago I felt a lump on my cat's lower back. I totally panicked and took him to the vet.

    Turns out it was a scratch from a cat fight that had become infected - that lump was full of...well, anyway...

    I pray that things go well for Ashes.
    "I like physics, but I love cartoons." -- Stephen Hawking

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    Prayers for Ashes that this can be treated and fixed up, and for you too.

    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."

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    Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts to Ashes, you and your brother.
    Nancy



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

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    Ashes says hi and we both say thanks for the prayers. He is currently hanging out in my brother's room and chilling. We are keeping him separated from the other cats so he can rest and not be disturbed by the other cats. If we can't get him in today we are hoping real soon. Alison is giving me looks like where is my half brother. The others are ok for now but I think although Alison doesn't like to admit it, she is missing her half brother. But I don't want to risk them attacking him while he is in this condition.
    In loving memory of Tigger 2003-2009. In loving memory of Ashes 2001-2013.

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    Awww, you and he will be in our prayers for sure!
    I've Been Frosted

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    you are in my prayers
    Anne
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    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It was discovered he had leukemia and was it was decided to have him euthanized to end his suffering. http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthre...74#post2483774
    In loving memory of Tigger 2003-2009. In loving memory of Ashes 2001-2013.

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