Wednesday, July 26, 2023

more Oliver

As each day goes by, Oliver is eating less and less. When he hears some of his favorite foods being handled, like when I'm grating cheese, he still comes over, asking for some. But when I give him some strands of yummy cheese, he doesn't eat it, which breaks my heart. 

I'm trying to be creative to find things that might still be appetizing to him, but more often than not he turns away. 

Our amazing vet has done a ton of research on his condition, exocrine pancreatic carcinoma, and sheet shared that research with us. Sadly, the research is pretty bleak, especially when the cancer has metastasized. Not much in the way of treatment and life expectancy after diagnosis seems to be more measured in days rather than months.

I've been spending my days soaking up as much Oliver love as I can. I'm not ready to lose him, but life and death doesn't seem to influenced by my readiness. 

Nahum has been living up to his name lately and providing a lot of well needed comfort. I'm grateful. 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Oliver update

It deeply pains me to share that Oliver has many carcinoma tumors on his liver and pancreas. We have no treatment options. 

I am deeply devestated. Oliver means the world to me. 

His appetite is very intermittent. I bought a variety of different foods and kinds of foods to try to encourage him to eat. He's on an appetite stimulant, pain meds, and nausea meds. We will do our best to love him and make him comfortable in the time we have left. 

Those who have followed my blog know that since I have known Oliver, I have done everything within my power to keep him safe and healthy. In this moment, I feel so powerless now, as there is nothing I can do to protect him from this threat. 

Please purr and pray for all of us as we love on him and grieve what is coming. ❤️

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Oliver and the C-word


I took Oliver to the vet last week because he had lost his interest in eating and seemed off. At the vet we discovered he had lost 2 pounds and the vet felt some odd things in his innards. He was scheduled for an ultrasound for this past Monday (yesterday).

The ultrasound revealed cancerous lesions on his liver and pancreas. I am heartbroken. He has always been so healthy, this feels like it came out of nowhere.

Now we are awaiting the pathology reports and then will seek an oncologist to discuss options. Prayers and purrs for sweet Oliver would be much appreciated.

I can't say enough of how much I adore this cat. He is a tremendous gift of love and joy.