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I’m not sure I’ll ever have the energy to do a eulogy for Pumpkin any kind of justice, so this will have to do for now.

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A week ago I sent my beloved Pumpkin into oblivion. There are many things I’d like to say about him, but I also need to unpack what it was like to end a life. (Triggers, obviously.)

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A short note for those not on other social media networks: Pumpkin was put to sleep today (Monday).
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Over the last few days Pumpkin’s mobility has decreased again, and tonight he’s in pretty bad shape.

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Just over a week ago Pumpkin was starting to falter again on a smaller dose of steroids (1ml per day), and so when he got his scheduled Cartrophen shot we consulted with the vet and also put his dosage back up to  2 x 1ml per day. Between the two treatments we expected him to be as he was before - back on his feet most of the time.

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I have Been Informed in no uncertain terms that I have been remiss in my reporting of Pumpkin’s progress, so here’s an update for you all.

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Just back from the vet where I greeted Dr Laura with a deeply ironic “Hello Stranger!”. She replied that it did seem like a long time since I’d been there last, which was all of three weeks ago. I had been coming weekly for a month before that, so I suppose three weeks can seem like a long time.

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It's now 4 weeks since we started worrying about Pumpkin. Things looked grim, then better, then better beyond hope... But we may be coming into the last chapter now.

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To the Vet Cave!

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Not a great deal of progress. Read more... )
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This is exhausting. The short version for today's vet visit is that Pumpkin lives another day.

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On Wednesday afternoon we gave Pumpkin his first dose of liquid steroids. He gets 1ml of the stuff twice per day, with food. In theory.

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Took Pumpkin to the vet today as scheduled for the second shot of Cartrophen, and to report that his condition had deteriorated significantly. This left us facing the option that he wouldn't come home but would be put to sleep today.

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Picking up on Pumpkin's progress after the most recent post here.

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After giving us all a bit of a fright on the weekend with his mobility issues we took Pumpkin to the vet this morning and have just returned.

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Wonky Kitty

Nov. 4th, 2012 04:06 pm
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I am very concerned about Pumpkin.

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It's that time of year here at Sector 7: annual flu shots for everyone shorter than me. Since all three candidates are getting on a bit, it's also a chance for a spot of maintenance. Cats love it when you change their spark plugs.

[Please note that I am in no mood at all to organise any more information today, so this will be a bit obfuscated.]

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Today I invested all my spoons in a trip to the vet to check out Pumpkin's lump.

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Pumpkin has a fleshy lump on his chin, which he's had for many years. When I first showed it to the vet he/she (it's that long ago) delivered the usual lump advice and said not to worry about it unless it started to grow suddenly.

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Have just returned from the annual x3 cat vet visit for flu shots and worming. Yes, worming only lasts for 3 months but I've been doing it this way for a lot of years and appear to be getting away with it. Also had everyone's claws trimmed at once by the professionals, to varying degrees of complaint.

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