With every broken heart, we should become more adventurous. When Lanty was diagnosed with that darned Lymphona last summer, I felt, momentarily anyway, the solidity of life drop right out from under me. There was very little that could make it seem right again. Lanty was the third leg of our little three-legged family. For … More More Adventurous
Our little Biscuit has gone on beyond the sea. At about 11 0’clock this morning, we helped him move from this life into the next, and away from his suffering and pain. We will miss him so very much, but never forget his funny ways and the precious lessons he taught us about life, death, … More kokoro ni aru
I write this tonight from my blue couch, with a small beige kitty resting as comfortably as he can next to me. This is an exciting and precious moment, as Koko has not been willing to sit on the couch for some time – not since the couch became the Place Where All Manner of … More The Cancer Cat Chronicles: Pawspice
My little guy is in a very serious place right now. Since he started a new chemo called lomustine on Tuesday, he’s not been eating, has been vomiting, and has had awful diarrhea. We’ve been treating all of this as if it is side effects of the chemo (he had similar problems after cytoxan, so … More The Cancer Cat Chronicles: Critical Care
Biscuit started chemo on April 27. The first week went very well; he had one bout of vomiting, but maintained a normal appetite and activity level. We’ve been told that he won’t lose any fur, but may lose his whiskers. By the time he second treatment came around, D was in Belgium so I took … More The Cancer Cat Chronicles: Chemo Cat
Actually, ocean. D left for Brussels last Sunday, after a whirlwind couple of days of cleaning, shopping and packing. Until Biscuit’s official diagnosis came in, and we got his chemo rolling, D’s trip was almost an afterthought in our lives. Well, less so for him, naturally.
During the past two weeks, the question I’ve heard most often (besides queries about Biscuit, of course) is “how are you coping?” The answer is one simple word: candy.
More of D’s words.
D started this as a simple email, but it grew into a journal of sorts. Though some of you have read this already, I thought I’d share it here. I hadn’t intended to – I didn’t want to write about this here at all – but D has summarized the details of our last week … More The Cancer Cat Chronicles
I raced into the hall and scooped his little wheezing form into the bathroom, and shut us in. He proceeded to produce his mess, and watching, mesmorized, I realized I was going to do the same. … More Of Cats and Breakfast