My dear ones. I need to ask something of you, and I don’t really know how to so please bear with me. A few weeks ago Vincenzo’s trip to the vet revealed that he is lumpy in the belly; he’d lost a lot of weight recently and lost his appetite and the very lovely vet at the PDSA was thorough and honest with me about the likelihood that it might be something serious.
He had an ultrasound this morning, after a course of steroids and appetite enhancers to help him feel better and possibly shrink the lumpy bit. He responded well to those, eating better, and is for the most part, the usual, purring, cuddling Dood so many of you have met. He’s slower, but still soft and shiny. The ultrasound revealed that he has a mass in the soft tissue between his organs which is generating fluid and at this point, all we can do is give him palliative care. It’s kinder than putting him through possible chemo to increase his life-expectancy by months.
And I think I just need people to hold him in their thoughts for me, and send as much love as you can to him. He’s such a gentle soul. I don’t want to talk about it too much as it’s all very big and heavy and scary, and I won’t be able to respond to messages of sympathy because I’m holding a big cold stone in my belly and only crying when it gets too much.
I will keep him warm, well fed and as healthy and happy as I can, until such time as he tells me he’s otherwise. He is so loved by me, my housemate, and so many of you.
Thank you for listening to me and holding us both in your hearts 🖤
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