Okay, so I know I don't post much about my family or my cats, but I am kind of in shock after going to the vet's office this morning for their yearly vet appointment and vaccinations. We got the cats shortly after we got married, and our 15th anniversary is this summer...the kitties will be 15 in a couple of months.
I knew that my male kitty, Quincy, had lost weight. I could tell every time I picked him up. What I didn't realise until today was that he had lost two pounds. That's a lot in a little cat body...that is about 20-25% of his body weight. And he is long-haired, so I really couldn't tell how much until he was weighed today.
Considering his age and the weight loss, the vet is running some bloodwork to see what is going on. The really bad news is that it is most likely either his thyroid or the early stages of kidney failure. With kidney failure being a bit more likely since he is an indoor cat (not sure why, but that is what the vet said.)
I'm so hearbroken over the idea of his lifespan being shorter. Or more painful. There are a few treatment options for both thyroid issues and kidney failure, but the ones for kidney failure would pretty much only buy us a couple of years or two. And having three kids, very expensive options would be difficult. Prescription diet and medication we could swing...any surgeries would be doubtful.
I don't ask this often, but any prayers or positive thoughts for my little fur baby would be greatly appreciated!
And just a few pics of the boy...
And one from a couple of weeks ago...