Saturday, October 27, 2012

And then.

We found out yesterday that Sekhmet has gastrointestinal lymphoma. The vet gave her from two weeks to three months, but seemed to think we were closer to counting in weeks. I'm pretty much wrecked and crying a lot.

Operation Spoil Sekhmet is in effect, though. Tonight I'm roasting a chicken so she can have the gravy and juice.

I'm really ready for this year to be fucking over.

28 comments:

scifiknitter said...

Oh, Julie, I'm so sorry to read this. Cheek skritches to Sekhmet and hugs to the rest of the family. I hope that your kitty is comfortable and enjoys the spoiling.

kris said...

Oh, sweetie. There are no words. Just lots and lots of hugs and love headed your way.

Jen Anderson said...

I'm really sorry that you have to deal with even more sadness. If it weren't so sad, this would be one for the Sekhmet, you Fucker files.

Galad said...

So sad to hear about Sekhmet. Hugs to all of you.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry about all the crap and sadness you've been experiencing. I hope Sekhmet has some great last months and that things start going better for you soon.

Kitsune said...

I feel for you. I'm so sorry you and your poor kitty have to go through this.

Roxie said...

The only way I can imagine this year being worse for you is if you were pregnant and being chased through jungles by Giant radioactive spiders. I'm so sorry it's been so stinking hard.

Lori said...

I'm so sorry. I spoiled my cat rotten the last few weeks of his life, too. It really did help me; I hope it does you too.

Emma M. said...

Fuck.

Leonie said...

Oh crap. Definite cat spoiling time. I spent our cat's last month doing stuff like that. You do your best and you just get through. Hoping that this is indeed the end of you bad run.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry. I know you have had your kitty for a long time. I have enjoyed reading about the things that she does. I understand how hard it is to loose a pet. I think for me it was harder to see my kids go through it.

I'll keep you all in my prayers. Hang in there.

Walden said...

So sorry, *hug*

kayT said...

My kitty Alex had that same disease. I am so sorry to hear about your Sekhmet. I know you'll give him lots of loving.

Catie said...

I'm so sorry - hugs to everyone and bonus chin rubs for Sekhmet

Tas said...

Oh my dear. I am so so sorry. So many hugs and so much love for you and that fucker. We are here for you if you need us.

anneMarie inVA said...

My condolences. I can't imagine what you're going through. Losing a pet is so though, let alone one like yours. My thoughts are with you.

Puck said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this is happening on top of everything else. What a rough year for you...much love to you and your family, and I hope things get better for you all.

Barbara said...

well, that just sucks ass. sorry and hugs for you, the goob, and the husbeast.

Emily said...

Oh, Julie. I am so sorry. This end-of-life care is part of what we sign on for when we adopt a pet, and it's the hardest. Mercifully Sekhmet has no idea about death and isn't scared. So spoil your cat silly. (I think being pregnant & fleeing from giant radioactive spiders would be easier.)

Katharine said...

SO SORRY. I lost one pet and it broke my heart. I hope the next few weeks bring you closure and lots of kitty loving.

Betsy said...

DAMMIT. So sorry.

Kate said...

Jeebus I am so sorry. Kitteh cancer can go DIAF. Best of luck keeping Sekhmet happy and comfortable - I hope it's not too painful for her.

And I know you're not looking for advice, but please remember that it's better to take a pet to the vet a bit too soon, than to wait even one day too long. (I learned that mistake the hard way, and it was awful).

Again, I'm so sorry. ::hugs::

Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Love to you and Sekhmet.

anne said...

So sorry to read about Sekhmet - a beautiful cat and super pet. I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I hope you can all hang on in there and remember Sekhmet's finest hours.

Amy Lane said...

Aw, fuck me! Fucking cat. She has not earned her right of passage yet, and I'm hurt and pissed. Spoil her plenty-- but make sure she knows this was NOT very sporting of her.

Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy said...

I am so very sorry. I lost both my kitteh and my Mom in 2011. I still don't know who was more difficult to lose.

Alacaeriel said...

Oh dammit! Hugs to your entire family, including Sekhmet.

WikiBobo said...

I have never met Sekhmet, and yet I love her based on your writing about her. Spoil that fucker rotten -- and give her treats from me.