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Cat: Lily
female, Siamese

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Lily's Case Study  

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Vomits 2x week, bad teeth

Story: My story starts on October 8th 2008, when I noticed that Lily was sniffling. A day went by, and she only got worse. That night, I took her to the animal hospital, and they said that she had an upper respratory infection. The vet told me to use a humidifier in the room along with children's benadryl.

A couple days pass, and she was sniffling even more! I took her to a cats only vet, and they took an x-ray, and noticed that she had an enlarged stomach from all the air she swalled while breathing through her mouth. They said that she needed to go to the cat hospital. So off we went. At the cat hospital, they conducted an endoscopy, which revealed a mass in Lily's nose. They removed most of the mass and sent it off for testing. To my greatest fear, it came back cancerous.

The vet recommends radiation, but I can't put her through anymore poking and prodding. Chemo or radiation is just delaying the inevitable. How can I put her through months of treatment, when the average relapse is not long at all. The hardest part is doing what is best for Lily, not what I want, and looking out for her well being and making her comfortable while she is still here.

It is so hard for me to remember that she is just an animal, and to take a step back and look at the big picture.

Outcome: Lily is breathing out of her mouth, and I need to decide when to let her go to sleep.

- By Lindsay Lily's Mom -
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