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Semi- Bronxe update

klreese

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well.... it's been about 9 1/2 weeks since Bronxe's been diagnosed with terminal lymphoma cancer.
i'm BEYOND happy to say he's still fighting strong!! he's still on a 1/2 pill of the steroid and 1/2 pill of the nausea medicine daily- so he still has wiggly room.
i was worried about turning the furnace on for the first time. Bronxe always gets an upper respiratory infection from turning it on for the first time. His immune system has always been so poor that he always got the infections from the start of the furance and the start of the AC for the first time. anyway, we were nervous about turning it on, so we've been using our electric fire place. The dr said, when bronxe was diagnosed that if he were to get any infection/sickness then it could kill him :( So i called the vet yesterday and she called me back around 930pm. i wanted to see if we could try to prevent the sickness before it happened. So we agreed on a preventative- up the steroid to a whole pill for a week, then go back down to 1/2.
She was asking how he was doing and was surprised that i hadn't called her recently. (she doesn't want him in the office because he always gets sick from the visit.).... she said "how's he doing, i have spoken to you in over a month!" i said very well :) :) :) and she went on to say it was a miracle and how amazing it was that he was doing so well!! :) :)

obviously we know he's still dying... BUT he's still here... still fighting!! you would never know he was sick!

I cant figure out how to upload pictures on here- for some reason theres no "upload" option in my albums- although i know that doesnt make sense lol Anyway- ive been adding pictures of him on facebook so anyone who has me on there has seen him (and the puppies!!)

not sure if this link will work or not (i might be private): Welcome to Facebook
 

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It may help with the getting sick from the furnace thing to pick up a hepa filter for the furnace -- they aren't that expensive. I'm glad he's still going strong, I hope that he's pain-free and playful until the end.
 

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would i get that from home depot? Maybe if i asked John he'd know what i was talking about.. is it like hypo allergenic?

and Thank you. He seems pain free. He's running around like mad man.. playing with puppies and picking on Bea and Winny. Chasing "bugs" (usually spot he thinks may be bug, like reflection lol). and his balance is still really good! :) we are SO blessed to still have him around. He's scared us a few times.. but the majority of the time has been pretty good.
 

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I too would get that filter. It might help and I think you can get them at Home Depot. I cant imagine what you are going through and you are still so positive. You are giving him the best life that you can. Thanks for the update!
 

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[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEPA"]HEPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:HEPA_Filter_diagram_en.svg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b1/HEPA_Filter_diagram_en.svg/300px-HEPA_Filter_diagram_en.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/b/b1/HEPA_Filter_diagram_en.svg/300px-HEPA_Filter_diagram_en.svg.png[/ame]

they typically cost about 20$ and are (figuratively)life savers for asthmatics and allergy sufferers
 

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Fester- Thanks!! suffering from TERRIBLE allergies and having allergy induced asthma.. i'm not sure why i never knew of this before!!! :) this is definitely on my list for our next home depot trip- which is always once a week lol

Dawn- i'm positive now, because he's still doing so well. I can't tell you how many days and nights i have spent crying... (as i sit here thinking of it..)... everytime i hold him my heart breaks. it's like watching my child slowly die. I've been very irritable this entire time (my poor fiancee) and really distant from pretty much everyone. i don't like to go anywhere, for fear of loosing time with him. I have finally gotten to the point of being able to speak of him in person (rather then email/text/phone. i used to bust out in tears)... but this is all because he's doing ok. he's steady right now. his tummy is swollen.. and i know it's the cancer spreading. but for the most part he's still happy-g0-lucky Alpha male. i'm trying to cherish my time with him. and pray that he breaks the timeline and will live forever :) (although i know this wont happen)... i know he isnt suffering right now.. and if he was i would not allow him to live like that. Dont get me wrong, there isn't a day that goes by that i don't think... "any day now.... "
But- i'm thankful for each and every extra day i have with him. and i tell john EVERYday how thankful i am for him bring Bronx-e home for me. He is the best gift i will ever receive. he's my best friend. my kitty-soul-mate :Adore:
 

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I hope he feels better and am glad he is still fighting.
The others already gace you good advice.
The pics work.
I know how it is living with a cat you know will die.
It was so hard with Coco.
He is a very pretty cat though.
Can I add you to fb?

 

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Fester- Thanks!! suffering from TERRIBLE allergies and having allergy induced asthma.. i'm not sure why i never knew of this before!!! :) this is definitely on my list for our next home depot trip- which is always once a week lol

Dawn- i'm positive now, because he's still doing so well. I can't tell you how many days and nights i have spent crying... (as i sit here thinking of it..)... everytime i hold him my heart breaks. it's like watching my child slowly die. I've been very irritable this entire time (my poor fiancee) and really distant from pretty much everyone. i don't like to go anywhere, for fear of loosing time with him. I have finally gotten to the point of being able to speak of him in person (rather then email/text/phone. i used to bust out in tears)... but this is all because he's doing ok. he's steady right now. his tummy is swollen.. and i know it's the cancer spreading. but for the most part he's still happy-g0-lucky Alpha male. i'm trying to cherish my time with him. and pray that he breaks the timeline and will live forever :) (although i know this wont happen)... i know he isnt suffering right now.. and if he was i would not allow him to live like that. Dont get me wrong, there isn't a day that goes by that i don't think... "any day now.... "
But- i'm thankful for each and every extra day i have with him. and i tell john EVERYday how thankful i am for him bring Bronx-e home for me. He is the best gift i will ever receive. he's my best friend. my kitty-soul-mate :Adore:

I couldnt imagine what its like to know "any day now" I know that you have to have down times but you are doing all you can for him. I always say "what would life be without experiences like this?" What we go through makes us better individuals. Imagine if you didnt have the love he gives you without the pain. Im sure you would not trade things if you have to give up ever having your kitty soul mate. Keep your head up and remember that you are his world and you make him happy :BigSmile: Tell your family to hang in there and good luck. We are all here for you
 

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Mews- i would love the friend request!! :) it's not a site dedicated to my kitties (although... they're all i talk about :)

Dawn- it took me weeks to get to the point of not crying all day everyday. because really... there were days when i would do was sit with him and cry. the first week i found out, John was out of town and he's call every night and say "whatd you do today".. my response was always "sat with bronxe crying".. literally HOURS each day. i would get stomach aches from holding my pee because i didnt want to disturb him sleeping :) Tonight i recorded his purr. i cried as i did it. but it's my favorite sound in the world and to know one day i wont hear it is unacceptable.. so i recorded him :)

As i wrote this bronxe was hiding in the dog kennel and as Bea walked by he thought he was hiding (no, there's not a blanket over it lol it's wide open) and he was jumping out at her lol! :) dying?... yah... ok!
 
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I am so happy to hear that "so far so good" I always feel so sad when I think of Bronxe as I know how deeply you care for him and I know how much your heart will break when...

Anyway, I am glad that he is still same ol' Bronxe! Enjoy the time you have with him. Try not to let the sadness take that away.

On a side note, what do the cats think of the pups?
 

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Thanks everyone!! Bronx-e has a ton of supporter and lots of people lifting him in prayer- for that i am beyond thankful! I'm glad people see how much he means to me. How much i care for my babies. He'll break records.. i just know it. He's a fighter.

dreaming in colour- the girls aren't fans of the pups. Bea RUNS for high places (or our bedroom) when she hears them come running and Winny will sit on the floor and dare them to approach her- which they do... and she runs too lol.
Bronx-e LOVES the puppies!!! he flips around on the floor with them! smacking at them! boxing with them. we've gotten some good pictures. i can't upload them here, but they are on my facebook.

I apperciate all the good vibes, wishes, thoughts and prayers each and everyone passes on to our family. we are beyond blessed to have met and loved Bronxe, but more so that he is still with us.

Today we took our dog to the vet (momma) and the dr who called us with the cancer news was our vet. He didnt remember our convo- but after all, why would he. he isnt our normal vet. but we told him how bronxe is strong and still holding on, he too was very surprised :) YAY Bronxe!!
 
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