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One Hurdle Down…

January 31, 2012

So Hubby and I dropped our kitty Smokie off with a heavy heart yesterday morning and Ispent most of the day listening to my mind find every excuse and every reason to worry and think the worst. Even Hubby said he had his moments during the day when he felt the sad thoughts creep in. It wasnt until late afternoon that I finally got the news we were all waiting for.

She was alright. Out of surgery and alright.

The vet explained to me that when he had gone in he had found more tumors on her uterus and ovaries. It could be a sign that the cancer had spread but then again it might not have spread beyond that. He took everything that he could find and said that from what he could see things looked good.  No guarantees.

Hubby and I came home and picked up the kids to go out to eat. We sat in the car and together called the vets. I wanted the girls to be as involved as possible. Yes they trusted me to do the right thing for their kitty but in the end the whole lot of us need to stand together to weather this storm.

Our vets office is amazing. One of the veterinary assistants there had no issues getting on speaker to talk to the girls. The girls were elated to know their kitty was doing ok. I know it made them feel better to hear it for themselves.

So after that we headed to our favorite fast food restaurant and then wandered the mall in search of the perfect collar and perfect comfy bed for the princess (our new nickname for her) to come home to lounge in as she recuperates.

We had a long talk the five of us. The girls know that there is no promises that what we have done for her worked the way we wanted it to. That we really dont know how much more time we will get with her. It could weeks, months and if we are luck maybe years. But we really dont know. So that being said we have decided as a family to make sure that the rest of her life will be as love and happiness filled as we can make it.

We will be going as a family to pick her up after Hubby and I get off work. The kids are excited and truth be told so am I. I just want this part of this nightmare to be over for now so that we all can get onto healing.

And to all of you out there who stood beside us in spirit over the last couple of days, a big thank you. We appreciate the love and support more than you could imagine.

Until tomorrow…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2012 9:15 am

    Hugs…I went through this with my kitty, Matilda a few years ago. We had one set of tumours removed…sadly they came back 6 months later with a vengeance 😦 She was 15. Wishing all sorts of good wishes and go away cancer vibes for Smokie ~ Judi

    • January 31, 2012 9:20 am

      We all know there are no guarantees. But we will take what we can get. Even the kids know every day with her will be precious. In the end the experience will make us all a tighter and stronger family one way or the other. 🙂

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