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Addie: Update July 14, 2011 (Post Op Day 22)


Addie July 12,2011 (POST OP DAY 21)


Addie July 12, 2011 Post op day 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Up Date in line mastectomy  Day21 (post op) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Addie at this time appears to have reached a plateau or so it seems.  Her appetite is not back to where it was prior to surgery but perhaps getting back to “normal” any sooner might be rushing things. Addie prefers Fancy Feast Supreme Yellow tuna fish. She eats about 2/3 of a can once daily and then nibbles on  a mix of Science Diet, Purina One, and Purina EN which is a prescription diet. I can’t afford just Science Diet nor the EN so I make my own blend. I have offered Addie just Science Diet Original but she seems to prefer the 3 brand mix.  

My little cat moves freely about the house and as before she loves anything that is high so she has been taking long naps on top of my TV cabinet where she can grab some sun rays in the mornings.  

Dr. Steven Kerpsack’s nurse called today to get a report of how well she is recuperating. It was suggested that I take her in for chest films and an overall thorough exam. If a mass is present I don’t believe there is anything more that can be done. She is not a candidate for one chemo drug due to her heart murmur and I don’t know about the rest of the drugs. Frankly, I do not believe that Addie would survive even one chemo treatment and I have no idea if radiation is an option.  This thing from hell almost always makes a bee-line to the lungs and once it finds its secondary resting place then I think things are down hill all the way from there.  Dr. Lisa Daniel has been one of her primary veterinarians for quite a while so she will be investigating the options for Addie should the need arise.  

I treasure each day that I have Addie in my life and can only hope and pray that my prayers will be answered for Addie to live at least several more years.  

Post: Yvonne Daniel     Photographs: Yvonne Daniel  


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