Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tucker is at the vet's today :-(

I apologize for the late post. I'm running on about two hours' sleep and have to be at work. For a couple of weeks, Tucker's appetite has been slowly diminishing, and his weight has decreased too. I made a vet appointment for tomorrow to have him checked out, but. . .

Last night his breathing appeared labored. We agonized about taking him to the ER, but decided to wait it out. I watched him most of the night.

He is at the vet's now, with fluid build up around his lungs. The vet is going to tap his chest and remove as much fluid as possible, then see how he does.

They think this is related to his lung cancer, but can't be sure. They also can't know when (or if?) the fluid will build up, and if it does, how quickly.

At his age, we want him to be comfortable and happy. We will see how things go one day at a time.

I will keep you all posted once I hear more from the vet.

10 comments:

Marg said...

Oh No, poor Tucker. Hope they can get that fluid out of him. Can he take Lasix?? We sure send tons and tons of purrs and prayers. Keep us posted.

Laila and Minchie said...

Sweet Tucker is at the top of our prayer and purr list. (((hugs)))

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor Tucker. :-(

Purrs and purrayers from us, we hope they can drain the fluid.

There's nothing we can write that will help right now, we know. Whatever happens, we ask the Universe that it be for Tucker's Highest Good.

Peace, Mercy and Blessings to you both.

Fuzzy Tales said...

P.S. Yes, we'll hope for an update if you're able to post one. (((Hugs)))

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh, we are so very sorry to hear about Tucker. We're sending our very best (((purrs))) to you both.

You're in our prayers.
love,
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

Fur Everywhere said...

So sorry to hear this :( Sending lots of purrs and hugs for Tucker and for you. <3

Jans Funny Farm said...

Poor Tucker. We hope he will feel better and be home soon. It's hard on the humans too when a furry is sick.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Purrs, gentle headbumpies, and many (((hugs)))!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Sending big purrs for Tucker.

The Island Cats said...

We're purring for Tucker.

Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).