Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The day Wiley found us, I was picking up some dog food at the pet store. They had some rescued cats and dogs from the shelter. I was thinking about my Brother in law who had just recently lost his kitty of several years "Roof Walker" or Roofy for short. Any way, I looked and saw this beautiful kitty. "Cloudy" was an orange and white short hair, he was 3 years old, and had a big boned frame. I thought my Sister n law and Brother n law would love this guy. He looked similar to what Wiley's picture is above, only much larger in size. They could have been related So, after a few phone calls, I decided to get him for my Brother in law as a birthday gift. Well, while waiting for the ladies to finish the paper work for "Cloudy", I wandered around looking at the cages of kitty's Wiley, who was "Sonny" at the time was huddled in the corner of the cage scared to death. I asked to see him, they took him out of the cage and he buried his head in my neck. I just didn't have the heart to put him back in that cage, he needed to come home with us! I called my husband to talk to him about it. I knew I already loved him. I knew my Husband would fall in love with him too! He has been the best kitty ever. He just fit right in. We now have 5 pets, 2 dogs both rescues, and 3 kitty's, 2 rescue's and one from a friends litter of kittens. Happily there is harmony here among all 5 pets, and Wiley cares for each of them. He makes sure he sees everyone everyday. That is why they are here. To love us and show us how to love, unconditionally.
Well maybe you have guessed what I'm about to tell you. Our wonderful Wiley is sick. We took Wiley in to have his dew claw removed from his paw, it had just grown in a little but it was looking puffy and sore. The Dr then noticed he has lost a lot of weight for his size. So she did what every Vet would do is give him a good once over. That's when she found it, a growth in his abdomen area. Even as I am writhing this, I still can't believe it. He has lymphoma, and it is in his intestines We are all just heart sick over it. I wish he could tell us how he feels, so we could help him. We have weighed all the options and we have decided to just let this run its course since it seems to be in the later stage. We are not ok with him suffering at all, and a surgery will take a major tole on him especially where the cancer is. Dr Black said we have anywhere from moments to a year. I hope and pray he will be with us for a long while.
For now he seems comfortable and kind of following his routine like normal. Eating and drinking, playing with a string a bit. He has changed some things, like he really doesn't seem to meow as much as before, but is still affectionate and purrs when you are petting him and talking with him. We are hopeful he will be around with us for a while, but we are prepared for the worst.
We are ever hopeful,
Thanks so much for listening
Love, The Lee Family
Today was Christmas, and Wiley had a very good day, he got his favorite thing in the whole world...a scratching box with catnip! He was on cloud 9!!
Wiley had a good day today...Thank God for the little things.
Merry Christmas everyone!