It’s a sad time in the family. My sister in Seattle learned her cat, Molly the tuxedo kitty girl, has a terminal cancer in her throat. Molly came into Kathy’s life during the time Sox the tuxedo kitty boy went missing for ten months. She was an older shelter kitty, a sweet-natured, fun kitty, and she’s enjoyed a happy home with my sister the last years of her life. When Sox was dying of terminal cancer, Molly comforted and cuddled with him. Now it’s my sister’s time to comfort Molly in her last moments. Good kitty, Molly.
My sister sent me this update on Molly later today:
Molly’s veterinarian called me this afternoon and said he had some good news about Molly. Tests showed that her kidney disease has improved in every way since her last test. It’s kind of ironic her kidneys are doing well but now she has a tumor in her throat. He asked how she was doing and said that the antibiotics and fluid he gave her yesterday should help with the infection (but not stop the cancer) and if she is comfortable, I could wait a week, or two at the most, before having her euthanized. Yesterday, he was thinking I should do it today or tomorrow but she seems too alert to rush into it. Her main problem is eating, and I try to feed her very small meals several times a day, but as soon as she no longer eats or is in pain, I won’t hesitate to tell her good bye. I have to think about her first.
On February 11, 2020, I received this final note from my sister:
As of 6:30 tonight, Molly is no longer with me. She took a turn for the worse today and I didn’t want her to suffer any longer. It was so hard to take her to the veterinarian, knowing that I would never see her again. I was glad I stayed and watched her last breath. She looked so peaceful and beautiful. I didn’t stay with Sox until the end. I still think about him and will always remember my special Kitty Girl too.
RIP Molly the tuxedo kitty girl.