Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sad news for Alki

Alki went to the vet yesterday for her checkup and the vet found what he described as 'sheets of cancer cells' in her urine. We knew this was coming. The bladder cancer has caused her to strain while peeing, and that has gotten worse recently. It happens so slowly it's hard to notice, but she does spend quite a bit of time squatting outside. He also said her bladder seemed to be tender, because she didn't want him feeling around there. The blood tests went to the oncologist. I'm sure we won't be hearing good news. We've been very happy that the cancer treatments gave her an extra year and a half of normal life, and she's been very happy that whole time. But we knew the cancer would catch up with her eventually. Now we just have to see how this all plays out.

4 comments:

dotoner said...

oh Steph! I am sorry to hear this. Even when you know somethign is coming it can be so hard! Love to you!

Goofy said...

(Hugs!!!) Dave told me last night. So SOOO sorry! :(

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh no....I'll be thinking of her and sending positive healing energy. I hope you get some words of hope.

HUGS,
Lisa

annaliese said...

I am so sorry.