|A Beautiful Girl, Loved Forever|
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Her head lump came back, and this July during her annual exam I talked to the vet about it. The vet said that she couldn't help Alex, but we could take her to an oncologist down near Minneapolis-St.Paul.
After the wedding, Tim and I took Alex to the specialist. The vet there diagnosed her with mass cell tumors, stemming from the ear, and spreading. It had gone into her lymph node. During her spleen ultrasound, nothing was seen, but the blood work indicated that there were tumors in there.
We were given options, including chemo, surgery, and a lot of different medications. After talking it over, Tim, Alex, and I decided to put her on prednisone and a couple of other OTC meds and let her be happy at home for as long as possible.
She was tolerating meds pretty well, but last week she really began to itch at her head lump. Bad enough where it was very bloody and very torn up. She was suffering. I made an appt to see the local vet Thursday afternoon. My mom came with me.
The vet said that she could give us antibiotics and a collar to prevent her scratching, but we would be back soon.
Alex let me know it was time.
The vet let us use the exam room as we waiting for Tim to get home and we were able to have one last video call together. He was able to say goodbye.
I held Alex as they gave her the injections on the exam table. I talked to her between sobs, telling her that she would be out of pain, she was so loved, and that she will always be loved. I told her we hoped that her next life would be so much better since she helped so many people and brought so much love into the world. I told her I would miss her.
She died September 18, 2014. She was 10 1/2 years old.
That night I bawled and curled up with her towel. I bawled over the weekend. I have never been so sad and heartbroken.
My kitty girl was gone. My best friend was gone.
We thought we had more time. We hoped that she would hang in there until Tim got here.
I miss her so much. Tim misses her so much. Family and friends miss her.
We get her ashes back in a few weeks.
With the hysterectomy stuff, I know how grieving goes. This is just so much more and so much more pronounced.
I just want her back.
I'm so glad she's not suffering anymore, but I want her back.
Tim wants her back.
We want our family whole.
She was so loved. So very loved.