Kylie 11/7/16

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by bobbys girl » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:33 am

That's good news. :)

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by MarkB » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:36 am

The irony is, they were next door for s many years - now they have moved, I have been there more than ever. Only 10 minutes walk max, but a metal carrier, even with a light cat, doubles in weight :D - I found a quiet route through a '6 foot way' behind the junior school - unfortunately, we met a 'walking bus' (about 100 kids with teachers) coming back this time,so I had to do a detour :roll:

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Lilith » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:36 pm

Lol - my vet's only a short walk away too but you're right, it's amazing how heavy a cat can feel by the time you get there and there are steps, and 2 doors opening the wrong way...I've given in and bought a show trolley which I can take to the back entrance.

Very sorry to hear about Kylie's setback and hope it's plain sailing now and that any nasties and complications are kept at bay, all paws here crossed and Shahi the royal python is crossing his tail :)

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by MarkB » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:49 pm

We got the all-clear for Kylie to go without her bandage today :D https://goo.gl/photos/xeNf5Z2oHyx2URbj6

Now it is a case of watching her breathing and hoping that the cancer hasn't spread to her lungs.

Also trying to manage the diarrhea, which in turn should help her anaemia/B12 deficiency. I am also supplementing B12

Anyone that remembers how big Kylie used to be will see that she is a shadow of her old 6.5kg self :(

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Crewella » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:57 am

Her coat still looks remarkably good considering all she's been through, though - testament to your loving care. I'm glad the paw is healing well, and everything here crossed that her lungs are not affected. xx

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Janey » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:07 am

Kylie must feel a lot happier without the bandage. I love the photo Mark, how old is she now?

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by MarkB » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:00 am

She must be 17 now. I adopted her from CP in London (rehoming centre in Holloway Road) at the beginning of 2002. At the time, they were very exact about her age being 2 1/2 - I think she had been surrendered, rather than having been a stray- although before me, she had been adopted and then returned after a couple of weeks, by a moron, whose excuse was 'It doesn't do anything, we want a puppy instead' - anyway, their loss :D

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by bobbys girl » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:22 am

God help the puppy!

Kylie is looking very good for her age. Hope she continues to improve. Fusses to her.

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by booktigger » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:25 am

Aww, bless her

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Crewella » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:26 am

MarkB wrote:she had been adopted and then returned after a couple of weeks, by a moron, whose excuse was 'It doesn't do anything, we want a puppy instead' - anyway, their loss :D
What the heck did he expect - cartwheels??????? Words fail me!!! :roll:

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Janey » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:51 am

She does look well for her age! I didn’t know she was that young ;) :D I thought she was about 12. She’s just gorgeous!

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by Lilith » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:25 pm

She looks a feisty little madam - I'm sure she intends to stay with you a good while longer - got that glint in her eye...

'Didn't do anything' eh? Well I'm sure the puppy did...all over the kitchen floor, and then when the novelty wore off they could stick it outside to scream for hours...Kylie's guardian angel was watching over her for sure when the morons returned her and she found you :) Yes, poor puppy though, but perhaps they didn't bother in the end, do hope so.

Those bandages remind me of the time when George and the Leopard, a three quarter Siamese brother and sister, were with me. The Leopard came home one day with a deep cut in her back leg, off to the vet, returned stitched up with a huge bandage...

The Leopard was the original naughty tortie, with tortitude - as soon as she got out of her carrier she whipped the bandage off. Not wearing that, she said. But George thought it was a mouse.

As a bandage it may have been useless. But it gave George hours of pleasure... :lol:

All the best, Kylie! x

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Kylie 11/7/16

Post by MarkB » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:25 pm

Sorry to report thatKylie went downhill over the weekend. She went off her food, began breathing heavily and was very weak and lethargic. The vet managed to do a no-sedated digital x-ray this morning and there were patches showing that her lungs were filling with fluid. One lobe hadalready collapsed. Jane got a 2nd opinion from one of the other vets and they agreed that it was almost certainly where the cancer had spread - even if if was something else, it couldn't have been managed. They thought it wasn't fair to drain it, as it would almost certainly get worse again.

We will miss our Kylie. I adopted her from CP early in 2002 (She was previously called Minty) So she just about made it to 17, as she was 2 1/2 at the time.

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Re: Kylie in for her ultrasound and paw check tomorrow

Post by MarkB » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:12 pm

:cry:

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by Crewella » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:31 pm

Oh Mark, I'm so very sorry. I know how much you will miss Kylie, but it's also that her passing follows on the heels of losing Laz and Alice ..... it must feel like the end of an era.

I wish there was something I could say to help you, but you know that I think you took exemplary care of her, as you do all your cats. You often go waaaaay beyond what most people would do as you have the knowledge (and inclination) to do that. Thinking of you (((hugs))) xx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by HRHFluffy » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Dear Mark I am so terribly sorry to hear this. As Helen says it must feel like the end of an era.

You did all you possibly could for Kylie. And she couldn't have had a happier home or have been more loved!! She touched many hearts on here and was a part of the family. We will all miss her.

Sleep tight beautiful girl.

Sending hugs to you Xx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by MarkB » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:01 pm

Thanks Helen & Carol. I know many others on here know exactly how we are feeling - As you say, Helen, the end of an era. It was just Kylie and me at the beginning - I couldn't have been more certain that she had the best care from Jane the vet. She did everything she could. She even said that as Kylie was a stressy cat, she wanted to sedate her first. It made things a bit easier for us as Kylie was already sleeping with a canula in when Jane brought her through to the special room they have at the new clinic. Jane said that her father died from bowel cancer several years ago and his last days were terrible - she only wishes she could have done for him, what she did for Kylie. I had Kylie on my lap on the sofa at the very end. Jane said we could stay with her, but I decided that we had already said our goodbyes. We were able to leave by a separate door so we wouldn't have to go through reception. I'm sure it will all sink in later.

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by Lilith » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:41 pm

Mark, I'm so very sorry to hear - I did hope that the paw op would allow her more time with you but yes, definitely better a swift leave-taking than a painful lingering-on.

Sleep tight precious Kylie and hugs to the rest of your household, feline and human, Lil x

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by lilynmitz » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:57 pm

Mark, I'm so very sorry to hear this. Kylie was one of the Catchat stars, and we travelled so much of that road with you through your posts and updates. We were all routing for her, and for you, but some battles can't be won. Your vet sounds wonderful, and everyone did their best to make her passing comfortable and peaceful. But she will leave a big empty space. RIP Kylie, you were very much loved, and will be missed in equal measure. Hugs to you Mark. Xx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by Grace56 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:14 pm

I'm so sorry, Mark. I know how you must be feeling now.

Sleep well little Kylie. xxx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by meriad » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:24 pm

Mark I too am sorry. It just never gets easier

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RIP gorgeous girl x

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by Crewella » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:28 pm

Your vet, Jane, sounds an absolute star and I'm so glad that she was able to give you and Kylie such a peaceful ending to your journey together. I'm thinking of you and your OH tonight. xx

Rest in peace beautiful Madame Kylie.

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Post by Walesgang » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:10 pm

Dear Mark, I cannot really add anything that others haven't already said.

You were the best daddy to your precious girl. She will be sorely missed by all on CC.

Love to you all from me and the gang xxx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by Shelly and Dora » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Dear Mark.

It's so hard to find any words of comfort at this time. It certainly sounds like your vet was amazing and helped Kylie pass peacefully to the bridge.

I can't begin to think how you are feeling. Love to you and yours. The CC family is in mourning with you. Love Dora & I xxx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Dear Mark,

Beautiful, feisty, dearly loved Kylie - such a totally gorgeous girl. You did everything for your baby girl, and are the best kitty daddy in the world, bar none. I am so sorry for your grief. All your old babies gone so close together. I am glad you have Dom, Ingrid and Kasper to help you know. Kylie was a one off, wasn't she, like my Pepz. There's never be another Kylie, but there will be many more cats who will benefit from your devoted care.

Sarah, Pepz, Lou Lou and Edgar xx

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by bobbys girl » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:24 pm

Mark - I am so sorry to hear your news. I didn't know until I just posted my bit of sillyness.

However much you are prepared for this it is still so hard to bear. I think the other folks have said it all so well. RIP sweet Kylie. ((Hugs)) to you both Mark

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by MarkB » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:59 am

Thanks everyone. She really was a special girl who commanded respect from the other cats (and us) I loved all the other cats, but she was my special girl. She was never any bother and often ended up as background. She never really had any serious health problems and just got on with doing her thing.

We have already been laughing about the expensive floor cushion that OH bought a few months ago, but Kylie claimed it from the start - she was worth it.

We are going to miss that girl :(

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by booktigger » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:58 am

I'm so sorry to hear this Mark, I really hoped the cancer hadn't spread. RIP little one

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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by MarkB » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:42 am

Thanks Desley. Kylie as a girl (she was about 4)
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Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Post by meriad » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:54 am

gorgeous girl x

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