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Thread: Asking for prayers for Taz- in his last days

  1. #1
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    Asking for prayers for Taz- in his last days

    Our handsome tabby Taz is looking at his end-times, to our great sadness- Taz was a young cat, 8-10 months old, when we caught him and his whole group at a Shell gas station in Union City, GA in 2015- he got his name because when it came time for their first vet appointment, Taz absolutely shredded me- he wasn't keen to get into a carrier again- but he mellowed out quickly, becoming a sweet, talkative guy who loved pets and treats-
    He needed major dental work about a year ago, and had quite a few teeth removed- then this past month, he began sticking his tongue out and drooling a little, although he still ate perfectly well- when checked, he did need another cleaning but he also had a growth on his right gum at the jawbone that was impacting his tongue- we got him in to have that removed and clean things up, and have the growth biopsied- he recovered beautifully and is his old sweet self- but the growth biopsied as osteosarcoma- the vet couldn't get all of it because it was way into the jawbone, so she got what she could- but this is a very aggressive cancer and he has limited time before it returns and impacts his ability to eat......

    Please pray for Taz and his happy life for as long as he has-- this is not treatable by chemo or radiation, due to where it is, and his comfort and quality of life are the ONLY consideration for him now- he'll be spoiled rotten and treated to all the pets and laps and good food he wants for whatever time he has left- I hope and pray he has some good happy time left and we'll do everything we can to make that happen- but he WILL NOT suffer- I promised him that--

    bowlkat
    "If they could cross Man with the cat, it would improve
    Man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

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    Prayers are on the way Tazz. Lots of pets and scritches.

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    Prayers on the way for you and Tazz both. And additional prayers that his transition be as painless as possible.
    I've Been Frosted

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    We are sending prayers and loving good wishes and warm comforting energies to Taz and you both.

    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 (19482015), Sourcery

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    Taz is doing wonderfully so far

    THANK YOU ALL for your prayers- they're WORKING!! Taz hasn't shown any deterioration at all yet- no evidence of recurrence- he's happy, noisy and eating very well-- for however long he has, he's going to be spoiled rotten and given whatever he asks for--
    THANK YOU ALL again and please keep it up-- he's enjoying life!!

    bowlkat
    "If they could cross Man with the cat, it would improve
    Man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

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    Oh, what wonderful news! I'm so glad for Taz and you and your family, bowlkat. So much great love shared so deeply!

    We're sending gentle pets and more prayers and loving good wishes and warm comforting energies to dear sweet Taz.

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and ~~~~PURRRS~~~~ and
    from Pat and Sparkler and Tinker
    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 (19482015), Sourcery

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