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Didn't realize how long it's been since I actually made a post here.



It's been a hard couple of months. Mostly just a lot of petty shit that I really shouldn't let get to me, but did anyways. Busting my ass and my kids ass trying to get her ready for her OAA's, that's the Ohio Achievement Assessments, that all kids need to take sometime close to the end of year. This year it was at the end of April. We managed to get her IEP to reflect a one-on-one session with the proctors, which help tremendously, since it allowed my kid more time to take the test. Based on what my kid and the proctor said, it looks like she did good on them, but we'll see for sure in July when the results come out.

Also in April, we noticed something wrong with our kitty's eye. We took her to the vet thinking it might be an infection, but it turned out to be something a lot worse. The vet thought it was a tumor of some sort and had to remove her eye. Having done that, the histopathology that was done, showed that she has lymphoma. There is a bit of good news, if you can call it that, in that the cancer was only isolated in the front part of her eye: meaning the iris and pupil. Now, that's not to say that the lymphoma is not brewing elsewhere, it's just that right now, based on all the tests the vet did and the histopath, it looks like we got it all.

We aren't doing chemo for her. The vet had said that chemo and cure rates for cats was piss poor, so we're not going that route. We do have her on prednisolone, which kind of works like chemo, in that it targets inflammatory cells, which is what cancer cells are, but with out all the side effects. It's not a bad solution according to the vet, but it is a drug she'll be on for the rest of her life. I can live with that.

Now on top of everything else that poor thing has been through, she now has an infection. Poor kitty was not herself yesterday, so we took her to the vet today. She was running a high fever of 103.5ยบ, gave her a fluids injection and an antibiotic injection. She's still not eating and drinking, which is normal for a sick cat, (and makes kitty's mommy worried as hell), so tomorrow we've back at the vets for another fluids injection and anything else the vet is going to do.

She's 10 years old so she's not a young cat any more, but still, I can't bear seeing her all listless like she is. The vet said she should get better, but I can't help but think maybe the lymphoma is rearing it's head elsewhere.

All we can do now, it to keep doing what we've been doing until her time is up.

God I'm such a mess right now!

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