Sunday, 1 November 2020

Dim Sim update

Hi friends.

Dim Sim

Those who are on IG/Twitter may have already seen this, but we have Dim Sim's results back and the results are not good. She has an extensive carcinoma in her bladder, and it is also in a lymph node. Plus she has some other sorts of masses in her liver, currently of unknown significance. This is not the sort of cancer that we can cure, all we can do is treat to palliate and hope for as much time as possible. I have taken her to see a veterinary oncologist, and we are starting some oral chemotherapy that will hopefully delay the progression. But we are talking six months if we are very lucky.

It is hard to wrap my head around, because she is so normal in herself. Which is good, she is doing all her things and she does not have a lot of clinical signs from it. We have been together so long, surely we should be able to be together forever??

I haven't been blogging for the last couple of weeks, as I have been going through a lot of emotions. With Gizmo I didn't blog at all, with Sahara I blogged a bit to keep some sort of routine. I am not sure where I will fall this time. We'll see. At the moment the only difference is she pees an extra time a day and she is going to be on some more medications. We will be seeing the oncologist every couple of weeks going forward to monitor.


  1. I'm so sorry about your Dim Sum. I'm glad she doesn't seem to be in pain. Take care of yourself.

  2. I'm so sorry. I wish I could do anything more. I can't imagine how it must feel living with this every day. I'm glad that she is her normal happy self and not suffering, and I'm glad you can provide her with the best care.
    So many hugs and I;m always here!

  3. I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Honestly, I come to your blog for Dim Sim, but stay for the food. :) I am thinking good thoughts for you and your sweet companion to stay together as long as possible.

    1. Thank you. This is such a sweet comment!!

  4. All of the love to you both! <3

  5. Sorry to see this news, love and time well spent to you and your kitty.