Monday, August 06, 2007

Update From The Mom

I just wanted to give an update on Ayla since many are asking how she is doing. Unfortunately not so well.

Her face has gotten so swollen that it has made it difficult for her to eat. It really is amazing how much the tumor has grown in just two months. Also, I don't know if it's that she's having trouble eating or the cancer, but she has also lost a lot of weight. I'm going to bring her to the vet later this week to have her checked out and see if there is anything we can do to help the swelling.

If not...well...I'm starting to look at her quality of life. Right now, she is spending 99% of her time in the closet with only occasional outings to the food dish and the litter. Her spunky attitude does come out around feeding time but this morning it was painful to watch her eat.

I will keep you all updated on her condition as soon as I know more.

19 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry that Ayla isn't doing well. You are all in our purrayers.

Gemini said...

Purrs to you Ayla. I am so furry sorry that your lump is worse and that it's hard to eat.

Daisy said...

I am very sorry that Ayla is not doing so well. Thank you for updating us on her condition. I am sending purrs to Ayla.

Parker said...

You have our households' purrs and prayers. We love Ayla very much and know that you will do what is best for her. We are so sad that she is having a hard time eating.
Hugs to you all,
Parker and family

DK & The Fluffies said...

We'll keep you in out thoughts and send nose bumps & purrs.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

We're sorry Ayla is doing poorly.

Sending comforting puurrrsss to Ayla, and a {{hugg}} and head butts for The Mom.

Karen Jo said...

I am sorry that Ayla is not doing too well and is having trouble eating. I hope that there is something that you can do about the swelling that will make it easier for her to eat. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

David E. Francis said...

I'm sorry to hear that Ayla's not doing well. I'm sending you (and Ayla) prayers and hugs.

Dee

The Furry Kids said...

We're sorry to hear that Ayla's not doing so well. We'll keep purraying for her. Lots of hugs and purrs to all of you.

Henry Helton said...

My heart is breaking. I do not like hearing bad news like this. I hope that the vet can find something to help make Ayla feel better. I really hope.

Purrs and Licks
Henry & Clyde.

Max said...

Damn...

Don't anyone see, but please give Ayla some secret head skritches from me. And tuna water. Maybe tuna water will be easy and she'll like it and you can tell her its from Max.

I hope they can do something, I reall hope they can.

jane said...

That's very sad to hear that Ayla isn't doing so well. Me and my cats send purrs xx

Shilgiah the Cat said...

I like Max's idea of Tuna Water...she might like that.

My mom says she understands how hard it is to decide about quality of life issues. Purrs, Head Butts and Warm thoughts to the Mom and to you Ayla.

William said...

:-(

Anonymous said...

Check with your vet ASAP. There are drugs that can improve her quality of life for a while.

She will let you know when she is ready to go.

Tara (not the cat) said...

I am sorry to hear that Ayla isn't doing as well. I know how hard this must be for you. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

Tara (not the cat)

THE ZOO said...

poor Ayla were soo sorry. shes sick. we will purray for you.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Purrrrrs for Ayla. We are keeping her in our purrrayers. Thank you for the update. So sorry you are having a hard time eating!
Your FL furiends,

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Ayla, you MUST improve. Because I need you. You are my inspiration in dealing with that stoopid cowcat. You need to deal with the Brats and especially that Annoying One before they get any bright ideas.

As for your family, you've appreciated the best possible life and you know it.