My 14 year old girl Ozzy was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and given medication. During her next check up she hadn't gained any weight and was still having diahreah. Ozzy's vet gave her an ultrasound and found a lesion on her colon causing narrowing of the colon. Without surgery he cannot tell if it is malignant. He seems adverse to doing the surgery given her age and thyroid diagnosis.
I asked how long she may live with the lesion and he couldn't say. It could be months. It could be longer (or shorter).
My husband picked out baby Oz before we were married. To me, Ozzy is a snapshot of our marriage. Everything we've been through, she's been right there by our side.
Right now Ozzy is very energetic. Her eyes are clear and bright. She is still "good old Oz" inside. Looking at her you would never know that the end is near. Which makes this really hard.
I'm trying to appreciate the time I have left with her, and am treating her like a queen. How can I prepare her and myself for what I know is coming?
Ozzy is a very nervous cat. I need to know that she will be OK when she crosses the rainbow bridge. I need to know that she will not be afraid, but will feel welcomed and loved and that she will not forget about my husband and I. That we will be together again.