Saturday, September 9, 2017
Any and all purrs and pawsitive thoughts would be appreciated today.
Mom bean here. Sami hasn't been feeling well for a couple of weeks. I found a couple of her teeth in my bed one morning and since then she starting eating less. The last few days have been troubling as her appetite has decreased further, her right eye waters, she's frequently sneezing and one side of her mouth appears to be swollen.
Today, she's hasn't eaten at all and until a couple of minutes ago, hadn't had anything to drink. She's been sleeping most of the morning.
We have an appointment at the vet in about an hour. I'm praying that whatever is going on, can be readily fixed but am mentally preparing myself for the worst.
She's on my lap at the moment, as if she knows she's the focus of this post. I'll be giving her lots of love before we head out in the car. I'll post an update later today or tomorrow.
Unfortunately my worst fears were realized. Upon examination, the vet found a large invasive tumour that nearly filled Sami's mouth cavity. We discussed potential surgeries and palliative care (which would have required pilling), but ultimately I decided I could not put Sami through more suffering and pain.
With a heavy heart, and many tears I said good-bye to my sweet girl. She went quietly and peacefully; I truly believe she knew it was her time. Sami has joined her fursibs Silver, Shady, and Silas at the Rainbow Bridge. I am grateful that she is no longer in pain, and I know the pain I feel today will be tempered in time.
Sami, you are and always will be part of my heart.