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Old May 26th 21, 10:21 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Buffy's Hiding Again

On 5/25/2021 4:25 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
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Buffy started hiding again. Saturday she ate but not nearly as much as
she had been. I literally picked her up and set her in front of the
food. Nope. Yesterday she didn't eat. She did use the litter box
(there was poop and pee to scoop both morning and before I went to bed)
but she's mostly stayed out of sight since Sunday morning.

When I left for work this morning she was on a chair under the dining
room table. I gave her scritches, told her to eat! I had hoped she'd
come out and eat while I was at work today. I found her in the back
corner of the closet when I got home. She ate a little bit of the
gooshy food while I was at work but not much. All she wants to do is

My poor Buffy girl could use some more purrs. Meanwhile, I need to make
another vet appointment. The predisone appeared to be making her feel
better but now... sigh


Hi Jill

How is Buffy today? I do hope she's feeling a bit brighter. Would she take
food if you offered it from your fingers? Is she allowed anything lie
cream cheese. Sweep (RB) and Sophie (RB) both loved to lick Brie cheese
from my fingers. It's messy but just a thought that something different
and creamy might tempt her taste buds.

Mega purrs and prayers from here and I'll post to our FB friends too.



Sorry for the late reply. I got home from work yesterday only to find
my internet connection was out and it didn't come back until just before
bedtime last night.

Unfortunately, Buffy isn't doing much better. I dropped her off at the
veterinary clinic before work today (her appointment was for 1:40pm, I
work 10-4). This time she saw the vet who did the teeth extractions.
Even without the biopsy, her blood work shows a higher elevation of
calcium than the last blood panel. He is certain the mass in her upper
jaw is a malignant tumor. He gave her a super duper steroid shot and
told me to discontinue the steroid drops I've been adding to her food.
He also gave her a 72-hour pain shot and sent me home with a week's
worth of pain meds to be given by mouth, every 12 hours starting on
Monday evening.

The oral pain medication comes in pre-measured doses in individual
syringes. When I expressed concerns about giving it to her he said,
"You don't have to pry her mouth open, just get it near her mouth and
squirt it. She'll get it."

My boss (yes, he's a keeper!) shooed me out of the office as soon as
they called to say Buffy was ready for me to pick her up.

When we got home Buffy immediately went to her water bowl to take a nice
long drink of water. Meanwhile, I dished up some fresh gooshy food and
when she finished drinking her fill she ate a few bites.

She's curled up on a pillow on the sofa behind me now. She's not hiding
and she did sleep curled up next to me last night. She sure wasn't
thrilled when I popped her into the carrier after I got dressed for work
this morning.

Unfortunately, I think time is slipping away. This time next month...