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My Max cat, Maximum cat, my baby cat. She's 18, had her since she was 6 weeks. She's got a terrible, aggressive cancerous growth in her jaw. She'd had her teeth checked in October as part of a check-up and the vet said she was pleased at how good her teeth were. Then on Thanksgiving her tongue started sticking out and the vet said there was a growth in her mouth and it was almost surely cancer. As there was nothing to be done if it was cancer, can't just remove her jaw and she has kinda bad kidneys and a small tumor in her gut we (the vet and I) decided to not even do a biopsy. (She got a 10 course of antibiotics to be sure it wasn't an infection. It has grown so quickly she's not able to get enough food and water in and she can't clean herself. She's still pretty spunky, goes outside, uses the litterbox, does her best to get a tiny bit of food down but she's constantly at the water fountain and food bowl. I'm just devastated, I can't stop bursting into tears. I'm dreading taking her in, I'm a mess. She's been there for me for so many wonderful and awful things. She licked the tears off my face the nights after my mom died and slept in the empty spot in the bed after my husband died so when I reached over in my sleep for him at least she was there. I know it's just something I must go get done before she's too uncomfortable, before she's in pain.

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I am so very sorry. What a horrible way to start the new year! You are releasing Max from her pain and in doing so your pain and heartbreak begins. So many years of unconditional love, so many wonderful cuddles and so much laughter at her silly antics. What a wonderful life you shared! But Max can never truly leave you, you won't be able to see or touch her but she with always be with you, in your thoughts and your heart. And I truly believe we will be reunited with them when our earthly life is ended.

Many years ago I saw a puppy on my neighbor's porch. I asked when she got it and was told it was a stray and she was feeding it until she could take it to the shelter. I was working with the humane society and offered to take her and find her a home. After one night with her new family they called me to come pick her up because she cried all night. So Penny, a beautiful, copper colored, golden retriever mix came home. A few years later my daughter finished school, married and Penny went to live with them. When Penny was ten our vet discovered she had oral cancer and a few weeks later she was showing discomfort and I took her to be euthanized. It felt right that I should be the one to be with her on her last car ride. Even after eight years I have tears in my eyes as I write this.

I know there are no words to soothe your aching heart, I wish there were. But all of us here understand what you are going through and are here to offer comfort and support. This website has been a calm in the midst of a horrible storm for so many. Please let us help you as we have been helped. God bless you. Godspeed sweet Max.


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I'm so sorry, Lisa.  :'(

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Ditto :(
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