- Dec 29, 2020
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Hello everyone This is my first post on this site. I am trying to what's in the best interests and care for my dying cat, Tiger. She's been with my wife and I for over 16 years and has greeted our guests at the Dance Studio we own reassuring couples and singles. Back in July of 2019 we had a tumor removed from her leg that had been growing in size to the point where it looked uncomfortable. The Surgeon determined it was a progressive histiocytosis which has no cure and we were unfortunately unable to contain the border. She gave her 15 months. It reappeared this past July and now has grown and ruptured so that there is a open wound. We spray it with Vetericyn daily to try and avoid infection but she doesn't like surgical padding in her cat bed so we just use a clean pillow cover and replace it. She also has a couple of raised bumps, one on her face below her right eye and a one on her head above her eye. She also is dealing with Kidney disease and is in renal failure according to the Surgeon. We've been treating her with subcutaneous fluids (150-200cc) every other day. Occasional we will pill her with anti nausea (cerenia) and appetite stimulant transdermal (mirtazapine) on her ear. We have given her buprenorphine when this wound seemed irritated in the past but she becomes very quiet and non responsive like a Zombie. She has also developed an eye infection that we received an antibiotic ointment for that seems to be working. She struggles with Nausea and poor appetite some days but is better because we increased the frequency of fluids. I tried using a cone to prevent her from licking her wound but it interfered with her eating . She does not lick the wound very often and doesn't seem as bothered by it as we are. We moved her from the studio to our bedroom along with her sister, Midnight for the Holiday. They have always been together and this gives them both a sense of normalcy in a house where two other cats are nearby. They have been here before so they are as comfortable as can be. Her behavior changes after she has absorbed the fluids. She enjoys head scratches and will rub her face into my hand and seems at peace. I am reaching out to see if there is any thing else I can try. She will be seeing the Vet tomorrow to check on the progress of her eye infection. (it looks better) I am anxious and will look for signs to see if this is her time.