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post #1 of 10
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I found this site through catangels, which was given to me by someone trying to help out.
My cat, Spook. is almost 18. And has been a god-send in my life. I have been really sick a few times over the last 10 years, and without family in the area, Spook has been there in a way I can not describe.
I have had to have radiation treatment recently, and weather this caused the current events or not I will never Know. I had a "pill" in me that for lack of better wording, dissolved my thyroid. Soon after, Spook got really sick, "really" sick. During and for a time after the radiation, I was told to stay away from people, do not sleep with anyone (literally sleep-close contact for long period), and especially stay away from women with children or pregnant. I didn't think of Spook. Just that she was there during all this.
Sorry, I need to be shorter here. She ended up with hyperthyroidism. And I believe some other problems.
It cost almost $400 to take her to the vet. She is worth every penny of it and more to me, but I do not have much to start with.
Which brings me to the reason I went to Cat Angels in the first place. I was told that there were people there that would contact me and give some support and advice. I know a forum or an email/ phone call is not the same a a vet. But it would help. I was given the name and email of someone who was supposed to be able to even come by and see Spook, but it didn't pan out. I can only imagine the demand for people who are willing to give their time and help to others with a pet in trouble.
I don't mean to be so short and to the point, fact is I would love to talk about it. I just do not want to push anyone away who sees a long letter and does not have the time. But, that is it. I am looking for some one who thinks they can help me out here.
Spook is not hurting in anyway right now, but I am afraid that in time she will, and I will not be ready.
Thank you
post #2 of 10
Hi Brian, welcome to TCS.
So glad you've joined us!
Regarding Spook's health issues,
TCS has an excellent Health forum where you can ask questions about specific problems.
I would love to see a picture of your sweetie.

As you learn your way around the site, if you need help,
please feel free to contact me.
Simply click on my user name and send a private message.
I will get back to you asap.
post #3 of 10
Hello Brian & welcome to tcs. I wish you & Spook all the best & hope everything goes well for you both. I have a 14.5 y/o border collie that is near the end & I know how you feel.
post #4 of 10
Welcome to TCS, Brian. You have a special bond with Spook, and your concern for her speaks volumes. We'd love to see pictures of your girl.

There's a great loving community here, that is ready to respond to any questions you may have -- well, within our experience and expertise, anyway -- or just to listen when that's what's called for. C'mon in and make yourself at home.
post #5 of 10
Hi Brian. Sorry to hear about the illnesses for both of you.
post #6 of 10
Hello Brian! Welcome to the Cat Site!

Sorry to hear about both of you being sick
We wish you all the best & good luck with everything!

Best Wishes to you & Spook! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #7 of 10
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
for you feel good soon!..
See you on the forums!
post #8 of 10
Hi Brian and welcome to TheCatSite

I'm sorry to hear of yours and Spooks illness. I'm sure there are people hear who have dealt with something similar in the past or present, and people in the future who will need you for help and support in this issue.

Search the condition in the forums and see what you can find.

Best of luck,

post #9 of 10
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #10 of 10
Welcome to TCS, Brian and Spook!
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