Finally Friday – Cleo fights on.

Finally it is the weekend. I feel so burnt out this week. I normally post the night of the vet visit but I couldn’t bring myself to do so yesterday. We left in the morning as usual for the journey fully expecting the worst. Cleos lumps were bigger and we were convinced the treatment wasn’t working. We were expecting the vet to say, yes, that is all we can do. However, when we got there and saw the vet after Cleo had her bloods and usual stuff done, she said that the lumps are not necessarily bigger but they have changed consistency. This means that the drugs have only partially worked. It was better than we hoped but still it doesn’t change the outlook. We have to take it week by week. We explained that Cleo is lethargic, that she had been sick a few times and also is off …

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Hope fades

Despite all our hopes for Cleo it looks like she is slowly losing the battle. She is going off her food, the lumps seem to be getting bigger and she is coughing again. Each day seems to be a little worse. It looks like she may be losing the fight and the 50% chance we had does not look like it has gone in our favour. We will wait to see what the Vet says on Thursday but we are getting to the point where it is no longer fair on her I think. We’ll have to take it a week at a time but unless this next round picks her up… well, my hope is fading fast. I’m finding it hard to focus on other things and find myself in a dream world a lot of the time. I try to keep busy but every time it is quiet …

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Rescue protocol

I am not sure how to start this post so I’ll just jump right into it. When we arrived at the vets she explained that she would run a load of tests on Cleo. We told her about the coughing and the lumps becoming more prominent. She said there are probably some lymph nodes we cannot see pressing on her throat causing her to cough thinking there is something there to clear. We talked about the rescue protocol they are going to try to then Cleo happily went off with her. After what seemed like forever, expecting the phone to ring to say “Sorry we cannot try the alternative drugs”, we came back to pick her up at 12. Myra said Cleo’s blood count was good enough for her to have the drugs and that she took the injections and infusions like a pro. Didn’t even flinch. She said that …

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