A recent photo of my 16-lb Cotty enjoying my soft belly as I am laying on my back in a vain attempt to nap!
First Lee, then me, and now Cotty, aka, Lord Cotswold the Handsome. All of us are members of the cancer club. Cotty is the latest addition to this shitty club. He has lymphoma in his sinus cavity. As with me, there are no treatment options that make any sense.This afternoon Lee and I were given the option of euthanizing him while he was still under anesthesia or taking him home for kitty hospice care. We chose the latter.
I am glad we did. We have a bird’s nest outside our home office window. Cotty discovered it yesterday. One of the first things he did when he came home this afternoon was to jump on the counter to check on “his” nest.
Cotty will be treated with steroids and antibiotics to hopefully keep symptoms under control. Nurse Lee also has kitty morphine to use as needed. We were told that in some cases the steroids actually slow the cancer growth. However it is a day by day thing. No one can say how well he will do, but I gathered from the conversation with the doctor that a month or two is the norm. We will be quick to pull the plug. We will not let him suffer.
Cotty is my best buddy and provides mountains of joy to my everyday living. This is very difficult for me.