Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Queso Still Lives

The vet said he should've died months ago, but I guess Queso's a fighter.

His cancer isn't being nice to him, he's got a constant bloody nose and he has some fluid build-up in his right cheek.  He's scratched his face open and it leaks out, but apparently he's happier with it that way, so i'm just helping him keep it clean at this point.  He seems to have his ups and downs.  One day i'll think it's his time to go, then wake up and he seems fine.  He still wakes me up in the morning begging for food.. he still scratches at the door when I come home from work... knowing when "it's time" has been a hard part of this ordeal recently, but as long as he is still active, i'll keep giving him food and scratching his neck.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Things Got Worse

Wow!  Been awhile since i've put anything up.  Well, times have not been good.  Queso's lasted almost a year after being diagnosed, his vet says that's pretty much unheard of.  Tough little guy, but I think his cancer is finally pulling him down.  Last weekend, I noticed blood coming from his eye, which is because his tumor is growing.

Then, yesterday when I came home from work, I saw that his face was swollen.  So much that his eye is practically closed.

At the time, he didn't seem to mind, he meowed, ate his food, and then I took him to the vet, who pretty much told me that his tumor has started to grow more quickly and is causing fluids to build up in his face.  They gave him some steroid shot and an anti-biotic or something, to try to help with the swelling, but I was pretty much told that I should prepare for the end.  Since I brought him home, he's eaten a couple times, but mostly he's just been lying around in the sad cat pose, those of you with cats will know what that is.

I honestly don't think he'll last throughout the week, and that makes me sad.  He has such a friendly personality, it's hard to watch him deteriorate.. I didn't know Queso as long as I knew Blink, but I didn't love him any less.  I guess stuff this is, unfortunately, part of having a pet. :(

Monday, February 13, 2012

Not So Good

Queso's cancer seems to be getting worse, and fast.  Just a couple weeks ago, he would play and run around, eat all the time.  Normal cat stuff.  Now he's sneezing blood everywhere, lying around without sleeping, losing weight.  He feels so light now.  My experience with my old cat Blink is telling me that his time is getting shorter.. possibly only a couple weeks left.. not a happy time right now.