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My 19 year old cat Gus isn't feeling well at all. He was vomiting up bile all night and now has watery stools and won't eat and just lies his head next to his water bowl. We are on our way to the vet and i'm just asking for prayers that it's nothing serious. I know he's 19, but i'm not ready to lose him yet. He's never been sick except when he jumped on my bakers rack and ate one of my plants and then a couple of years ago he had a mast cell tumor removed from his leg. I was just at the vets last week with my other cat Molly, she has conjunctivitis and is on meds for that.
 

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Thank you everyone. I had to leave him at the vets for some tests to be run and will update when i hear something. My heart is in my chest just thinking about leaving him there and i'm a nervous wreck. My son and i keep jumping up everytime the phone rings.
 

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Ahhh poor Gus... will certainly be saying prayers it's nothing serious and vet can do an 'easy-fix' and he can come home to you today!
 

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I just got off of the phone with the vet and white white cell count is high and he also has a mass. Because of his age she doesn't want to do surgery to find out if it's benign or malignant. I asked her what she would do if she were me and she said that she would wait a couple of days to see how he does on the meds she is sending home with him. She's sending some anti nausea medicine and antibiotics home with him. If he doesn't respond well we will have to think of having him put down because of his quality of life. I don't want to be selfish and keep because i don't want to be in pain, but i don't want him to be in pain. Please pray that he responds well and that we don't have to make an awful decision this week.:crying:
 

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I just got off of the phone with the vet and white white cell count is high and he also has a mass. Because of his age she doesn't want to do surgery to find out if it's benign or malignant. I asked her what she would do if she were me and she said that she would wait a couple of days to see how he does on the meds she is sending home with him. She's sending some anti nausea medicine and antibiotics home with him. If he doesn't respond well we will have to think of having him put down because of his quality of life. I don't want to be selfish and keep because i don't want to be in pain, but i don't want him to be in pain. Please pray that he responds well and that we don't have to make an awful decision this week.:crying:
Sending more prayers for Gus that he responds well to the treatment.

Hugs.
 

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So sorry to hear Gus is sick and his white count is high. It is hard when they get older and sick. I pray he gets better and gives you a few more years!!! :wub:
 

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OH Debbie. So very heartbreaking my friend. I'm so sorry. I will certainly be praying for Gus. I hope he gets better so you can have more time together. Stay strong xoxo
 

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Oh gosh, Debbie! I am so sorry to hear about your sweet little Gus. I am praying that he responds well to the treatment. It's so hard to see them sick and not acting like themselves. Sending you big hugs and lots of prayers. :grouphug:
 

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WHAT IS IT WITH ALL THESE SICKIES :( im so sorry u r going thru this , i will be praying for gus , and hoping he gets better really soon have faith debbie. hugs
 

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I'm sorry Gus isn't well,I hope he'll be better soon. We had a Siamese cat that lived to be 22 so he could have a few more years left... Wish fluffs could live that long... though it never seems long enough.
 

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I'm so sorry Gus isn't well...19 years is a wonderful age for a cat - you should be very very proud of the good care you have given him. Whatever happens, that's a lot of lovely memories with your sweet Gus. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... xoxoxo
 

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I'm so sorry Gus isn't well...19 years is a wonderful age for a cat - you should be very very proud of the good care you have given him. Whatever happens, that's a lot of lovely memories with your sweet Gus. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... xoxoxo


Thank you everyone for the prayers. I'm very thankful that i have had Gus for as long as i have. We got him about 17 years ago from a shelter, so he was about 2 years old.

I was able to talk to the vet more when i picked him up. He does have cancer, but because of his age he will not have surgery to see if it's benign or malignant, he's also in the early stages of kidney disease. He's just laying in his bed next to me and i'm going to sleep in the room he's in tonight. I'll keep an eye on him throughout the night and see how he is tomorrow.
 

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Gus is in my thoughts and prayers!! I have 3 cats Kelly is 15, Bella is 10 and Dixie is 8 so I know how precious these furballs can be and how upsetting it is when they are sick(((BIG HUGS))))
 
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