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Riley Update & More

December 26th, 2016 at 07:37 pm

Our cat Riley has cancer. I was actually told this on Saturday, but because of the veterinarian's thick accent, I didn't hear that part. We spoke to him again today in person to get it all cleared up. She is drinking and using the litter box. Her desire to eat is very low. And unfortunately she is vomiting some of it up once a day. I think I mentioned before that she weighs less than she did three months ago.

Our vet costs this month have amounted to $829. We aren't going to do much more for her. She is 9. We will keep her comfortable, until it's time. She still has some energy to play a bit, and gets up to change where she sleeps and use the litter box.

We are traveling for a few days coming up. I'm attempting to find boarding, but expect my neighbor may end up helping instead. She is actually willing to deal with an ill cat! I feel blessed.

In other news...we finally exchanged our more expensive cable box for a digital adapter. This saves us $10 a month, and provided a $6 credit on our next bill. I think the smaller adapters use less energy too, so we might see a little savings.

And finally, today we went shopping. So unlike me the day after Christmas! My younger daughter needed jeans, a pair of khaki pants and pajama pants. It had been two years since she had purchased some of these things so it was time. We were able to get everything in two stops. I spent $79 at Kohl's and $20 at Target for 7 items.

I may not check in here until around the new year. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of 2016.

16 Responses to “Riley Update & More”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry about Riley. I hope she enjoys the time she has left.

  2. scfr Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about Riley. Such tough news to have to deal with. I'm thinking of you and the entire family, including Riley.

  3. alice4now Says:

    So sorry to hear about Riley. I'm glad she is still comfortable right now. I lost my pup to bone cancer, so I know how difficult it can be for the family.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry about Riley.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I am so sorry to hear the news of Riley. Frown

  6. starfishy Says:

    So sad to hear the news about your sweet riley. Frown thinking of you and your family as you love and care for her during this time.

  7. Dido Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about Riley, and hope that you still have some time with her where she is enjoying her life. Thoughts and prayers through the journey.

  8. PNWMom Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about Riley. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  9. Michelle Says:

    ccf i am so sorry to hear of your kittie. my thoughts are with you and yours

  10. Kiki Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Riley and her diagnosis.

  11. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh no Frown
    Well, at least now you know and can make her as comfortable as possible for the time she's got left.

  12. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm really sorry about Riley. ((HUGS))

  13. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry to learn the bad news about Riley. Will be thinking of you.

  14. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So very sorry to hear of the bad news about Riley, my thoughts are with you {{hugs}}

  15. My English Castle Says:

    So sorry to hear about your kitty. Such a tough time.

  16. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so sorry to hear. What or how long does she have?

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