Sue and Frank, where do you get Wellness Core canned food?  do you have an 
email or phone number?  never heard of this before.  
---- Sue & Frank Koren <fs...@roadrunner.com> wrote: 
> Hi Amy, I am so sorry you are going through this.  It is hard to want to care 
> for a beloved kitty when they want no part of it.  My sweet gentle Tucker 
> used to go absolutely ballistic whenever I tried to give him a pill. 
> Sometimes I think it is kinder to choose the least threatening or invasive 
> ways to help a sick kitty.  Some would much rather be gently let go in their 
> own time with dignity then to have procedures forced upon them that might 
> lengthen their lives but would make them extremely unhappy.  Your best choice 
> may be feeding him the highest quality food you can find. (I like Wellness 
> Core canned food.)  And making sure there is little or no stress in his life. 
>  Best wishes for as much quality time as possible with Grrr.
You picked such a great name for a feisty cat! 
Sue
 
---- Amy Ackerman <swa...@hotmail.com> wrote: 
> 
>      Thanks for the welcome & kind words, Gary & Laurie.       My vet 
> believes Grrr has lymphosarcoma, but for the time being the diagnostic tools 
> recommended to locate the suspected spinal tumor are simply out of reach 
> financially.  Times are lean for everyone, I know; this was a very difficult 
> day, deciding courses of treatment for this very cool, loved cat based on our 
> credit lines.  He's having a rough time getting around.  Grrr is also, as you 
> may be able to gather from his name, not a terribly good patient.  That may 
> be the understatement of the month.  He is slightly anemic as well, but 
> his... attitude doesn't make him a terribly good candidate for, say, daily 
> pills, etc.  He's getting a cortisol shot to see if it improves his 
> mobility/comfort & an injectable, long term antibiotic (I need to get the 
> drug name) to counter the immune suppressive effects of the cortisol.  He 
> eats like a horse, so we're going to try some of the suggested dietary 
> modifications as well.  Any one with suggestions for minimally invasive 
> treatments (minimally invasive by this cat's standards is, say, tossing a 
> tasty tidbit gently from across the room, careful not to let it land too 
> close), please share as I continue to dredge through the archives.  My other 
> two are keenly looking around for Grrr tonight- should be a fun car ride home 
> tomorrow with all three, plus the mastiff going along to get her rabies vax.  
> I'll check back in tomorrow- good night, all, and thanks again for the 
> support!     
>      
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