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Jamie K. - IMOM

RJ Keller - 8-Year-Old Spayed Tabby Cat with Nasal Tumor/Rhinitis Epistaxis

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Like Betsy, I'm keeping everything crossed. I know you'll be glad to go get her in the morning. I'm sending lots of good thoughts, prayers, and hugs your way.

Jamie.K

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Thank yall, going now to wait and bring my baby home, praying that nothing is on CT and it was a mistake

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I don't, I RJ is home for this I'm grateful, for all everyone has done and given. My RJ, My Baby, My Happiness My Joy, has been diagnosed with an aggressive tumor. My baby has been handed a death sentence, she said it will take about 5days for results wither it's cancer or isn't, but either way is still the same. How can I let her go?? Now looking into her eye's all I see is love, and happy to be home. How do I just make that choice to lose my baby??

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Don't make any decisions until you know what it is. There may be options, even with cancers. And know you are not going through this alone - we are all with you on this journey. Betsy

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I'm very sorry to hear this. If the tumor is not cancerous, can they not surgically remove it? Hoping for the best.

Janice G

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The results of the biopsy will be the key. Lymphoma is probably the most common nasal cancer in cats, and lymphoma responds well to radiation and/or chemotherapy. With treatment, cats with nasal lymphoma have been well-managed and lived two or three more years. So don't give up hope just yet.

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Let's get the diagnosis in and I am guessing you will be talking things over with the specialist.

Right now you are upset, but get a pad of paper and write down things that you want to ask the vet...people here will give you suggestions as to what to ask.

One step at a time...

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Thank yall all so much for the encouraging words, the way I read the ct scan results, it has become very bad, the Dr said if results come back as cancer, there's no expectation of.... I can't write it, I'm sorry, and if it's not we still have no choice, my heart has been ripped from me, I have asked alot from imom and y'all wonderful ppl, y'all all jumped through hoops to help my RJ!!! The treatment for a noncancerous is very high, I can't ask for more. Just looking at her and seeing her act like RJ, my baby lifts my heart and it sores, to hear her hollar at makes me smile, to say RJ and see her come running, makes me know she love's me, but does she know my heart is breaking with every breathe, I take? My RJ isn't going anywhere until the results are given. I will continue to force feed her and give her meds. She is my RJ and I am her mama. Again y'all are such good people, I'm not sure where we would be without y'all! THANK YOU ALL

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RJ's Momma...right now you just enjoy your girl...give her hugs, cuddle and tell her you love her...each day now will be a treasure...if you can take some photos....and try not to cry in front of her...she is living one day at a time and animals are so astute...they can "feel" your mood...it won't be hard for you to love on her...and we will be here for you...

the hardest part of owning a pet is knowing that they won't be with us forever...but the love that you have for each other will help you...

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RJ's Mama, Please know we care, and understand your heartbreak. RJ is happy being wherever you are. She'll let you know when she is ready. You are a great mama.

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She ate this morning all by herself:),and she gave me the love nibble to let me know she was hungry!!! My heart is soring this morning ♥♥,we take her into the vet Saturday to let him make sure she isn't dehydrated, if she is he's going to give some fluids until we get the results. The stitches in her little nose are doing ok, but the drainage is this there, I will never be able to say this enough, but THANK Y'all, also Thanks for reminding me I'm not alone in the way I'm feeling, my family don't see RJ the way I do, to them she's just an animal:(she's not!!! She's my baby!! Again Thank Y'all!!

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I've been thinking...make that list of things to ask the vet about...

1. can she be hydrated every so often to keep her "strong"

2. how about predisone (it has side effects long term but it sure might help)

3. radiation and cost (would that give her time)

write that out now and have it by your telephone. These are questions you can ask over the telephone...

SO glad RJ is giving you a good day...what a girl!

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Judy, you are so thoughtfully, 1)yes can carry to Dr every 3days for fluids if she doesn't take any on her own 2)she has put her on prednisolone one every 24hrs,and last is what is hardest if it's not cancer than radiation would give us 2to3yrs.But with the cost it isn't possible. She gave us an estimate yesterday. So far she's been a great girl today with eating and drinking on her own YYYYAAAAYYYY, but still are going take her Saturday just to make sure she does stay hydrated, she scared me early her nose busted out to bleeding, but lucky was able to get it to stop, so now she's sleeping. So glad she can rest a little better:)

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What is the cost of the radiation? Did you tell your IMOM caseworker what the radiation charges are?

There is a group that fund raises for cancer - it's called the Magic Bullet Fund and it has also worked with IMOM...please, contact them if this is cancer to see what they say and if they are able to help you out...

do not think that you shouldn't ask for more help...there are groups out there that work with animals with cancer, that's what they are for...

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I second what Judy has said. Do not think you shouldn't ask for more help. There are so many willing to pitch in and give you and RJ the time you deserve, so take advantage... Betsy

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Thank you, Judy I applied to Magic Bullet last night /this morning and Jamie is helping with faxing paperwork, the estimate is 5000.I'm still going to keep looking for others to apply to. RJ slept on the bed until 1:15 am than she wanted back in her room lol this morning she's gone through 2cans of food yyyyaaaayyy, lucky no bleeding yet, but still having the drainage from both side's

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Has The Magic Bullet Fund expanded beyond "dogs with cancer"?

Onyxandbreezy.org - Not limited to dogs.

Edited by CatPaws

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Onyx and Breezy I think, requires you to mail in your paperwork so I'd do this one first. They are a good group, fingers crossed...

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With the appointment tomorrow, if the tumor is cancer, and it can be determined what type of cancer, that would likely be an important piece of information for any of the organizations.

My Skeeter's cancer was not lymphoma, it was a type that has about a 1-2% occurrence in cats.

Glad to hear RJ was eating this morning!

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Thank y'all will be going to every link and trying!!! I can tell she is dehydrated this morning, so vet will push fluids this morning, and her breathing has me worried again, she's refusing to eat, but thinking it's because of her not breathing well, hopefully it will get better as day goes on but she did wake me up fussing at Roxy lolol, not sure about what lolol

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She got her fluids this morning:)but didn't seem to help her energy level much, and now we have stopped trying to eat, even with steroids, can tell she's hurting,: (,with hope the report will be in Monday, so than we will know, please keep her in y'all thoughts

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Not a very good morning!! Her breathing has gone down hill, she's in pain I'm not sure if I'm waiting on her results for me or her is it truly love or am I being selfish, wanting to wait all I know is I love her so much!!!

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The fact you love RJ is apparent and because of that, you are the one best able to evaluate her condition. Whatever decision you make will be made with love, and there is nobody here who would dispute that.

I'll be honest, and tell you, that I don't believe she will be comfortable again, even with radiation. Has the bleeding also returned? I'm sorry, don't mean to be a downer, but I am reliving what I experienced with Skeeter. Please know I understand and care. Trying to make a decision for another living creature is agony.

Edited by CatPaws

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