My Heart Hurts

*Sigh*

I just got the official word that my cat Sam, my heart, has oral squamous cell carcinoma and there’s nothing they can do but give him pain meds and make him comfortable.  I knew it was coming since Tuesday and thought I was prepared, but NOTHING can prepare you for this. 

For those of you who know Sam, you know he is the most wonderful, loving, affectionate cat on the planet.  He’s had a rough couple of years.  He had a sex change in 2006 (PU surgery for problematic urinary tract), torn ACL and subsequent reconstructive ACL surgery in 2007, and now this.  Cancer in his mouth. 

I’ve come across an herbal cancer remedy online that has been successful in two cats thus far so I ordered about $300 worth of stuff to see if it saves him.  I have hope, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers – if you pray.  I know he’s just a cat, but to me he’s more than that.  He’s my love and my heart.

UPDATE 3/5/08:  Sam’s no better no worse.  I’m giving him the herbs and making sure he eats enough.  Took him to the vet this past Saturday and he actually gained 4oz!  I feel like something I’m doing is right. 

UPDATE 7/1/08:  Sam fought a good fight, but lost the battle on 6/19/08.  Four months isn’t bad for someone who was only given 6 weeks.

The best cat in the world.

The best cat in the world.

Rest In Peace, Sammy.

Rest In Peace, Sammy.

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