my prayers for Pepper are already on their way.  dorlis
---- Heather <> wrote: 
> I would like to add, please also send prayers for Pepper, Bashful's elderly
> buddy who after being treated for scabies recently, is still going strong at
> the Library, but she is FIV+, also more than 10 years old and is
> deaf....Bashful was Pepper's "ears" and we know Pepper will miss her very
> much.   Please pray for Pepper's safety.
> Heather
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Heather <> wrote:
> > I haven't posted much lately, sadly have had quite a few rescue losses in
> > the last months as well as rescue "emergencies" which has me so behind on
> > all fronts....
> >
> > However, one of our dear, fairly elderly university campus ferals, Bashful,
> > will be crossing this afternoon and I wanted to share her story so that many
> > thoughts will be with her.
> >
> > Bashful's caregiver has been taking care of her for at least 10 years, she
> > disappeared a couple of weeks ago which was attributed to roofers at the
> > Library where she has lived for so many years.   When she showed back up she
> > was clearly in dire need of help.   Elaine her caregiver called me for help
> > trapping, 2 friends and I set out without much success the first two
> > days--it was heartbreaking, she was half under the drop trap the first night
> > but just a bit of food made her choke & cough so horribly, we had tears in
> > our eyes just hearing & watching.  Her neck was very, very swollen impairing
> > her ability to eat and walk.
> >
> > We got her 2 nights later, began b/w, exam....cytology via needle aspirate
> > confirmed a high grade, aggressive lymphoma.
> >
> > We discussed the possibility of chemo but Bashful is very feral and already
> > unhappy even being at the vet, it was clear this was not going to be a way
> > to give her quality time and that she was already in a very bad state.
> >
> > One of my good campus friends who came to the call to help drop trap is
> > leaving now to be with Bashful for her final moments.   Bashful was not
> > FELV+ (likely was FIV+), but I know many here can sympathize with the
> > dreadful diagnosis of lymphoma.
> >
> > We treat feral cats for illnesses as much as we possibly can, I've actually
> > got 14 campus feral kitty Bobbye on my porch now for that reason (CRF, FIV+,
> > along with Toxoplasmosis & possible eye tumor which has not
> > progressed--she's done well other than not liking the fluids of
> > course)....but it just didn't seem there were any way we could put Bashful
> > through chemo, weekly vet visits, and possibly never feeling good enough for
> > the time to have been of quality for her.   She is very stressed at my vet
> > and we hope things go as peacefully as possible this afternoon.
> >
> > Go with love, sweet Bashful, and know how badly we wanted to help you--you
> > will not be forgotten.
> >
> > Heather
> >
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