Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dr. Philibert

Hi everyone - Buzz & Meep's mom here . . .

Just wanted to post a quick update about Buzzy's oncology appointment today. Both Jim & I liked Dr. Philibert very much - he is very compassionate and seems very concerned with a pet's quality of life. He's optomistic that even though we probably cannot completely cure Buzzy's cancer, we can hopefully shrink it so that he will feel better very soon.

The tumor is is about 3cm in size, so it is taking up a lot of space in poor Buzzy's chest. Shrinking it will give him a lot of relief in terms of his breathing, appetite, and lethargy. We started his first chemo today.

Dr. Philibert is hopeful that Buzzy could live for a year or more if this treatment is successful. As long as Buzzy is comfortable and happy, we are going to continue the chemo. One of the things that Jim & I like about the dr. is that he seems to share our feelings that if it becomes clear that Buzzy is no longer enjoying his days, we will stop putting him through the treatment and do what is best for our little boy-cat.

Thank you so much to everyone for all of their continued support, well-wishes, and prayers. We've just started down a very long road, but it's wonderful to know that you are all out there pulling for us.

24 Comments:

Blogger William said...

William's mom here--

This sounds like a good plan. I hope that Buzz's treatment is successful in every way possible. You'll all need support from those who understand and share your feelings about this, so you can always turn to us if you need to.

Best wishes and keep us posted. And kissies to the boys, too.

May 9, 2007 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are purraying very hard for you Buzzerbee. We know exactly what your mom and dad are going through. We were looking at the same hard decisions about Smudge.

May 9, 2007 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Parker said...

It's great that you have a Dr. wo works with you and holds your same values. We will pray that everything works well and Buzzerbee has a good quality of life for a long, long time!

May 9, 2007 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

Meezer Mom Mary here - I agree with William's mom - sounds like a very good plan. I pray that Buzzy's treatment is successful and he will have more than a year with you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need to support or your need to vent or cry or anything. All of us are here for you and we all care about you.

May 9, 2007 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

Hey Buzzy - we is sending BIG PURRRRSSSS your way. we hopes your chemo werks and you gets healfy again!!!!

Hi Meep! we hope you is doing ok too!

May 9, 2007 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Karen Jo said...

I really hope that the chemo works wonderfully well for Buzzerbee and that he will be with you for a long time yet. I'm glad you have such an understanding vet. I'll be hoping and praying for Buzzerbee every day.

May 9, 2007 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh Buzzy, we are so sorry to hear that you are sick. We just found you all but please know we are purring and purring and praying for you to get well quick and feel better. Sending lots of love... We will come back and visit too see how you are doing!

Zed Monster
SpokesKitty
Bad Kitty Cats
Bad Kittens 5

May 9, 2007 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

We just found out about what's been happenin to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Buzz to help him get better. You are wonderful to spend so much energy doing everything you can to give him every chance possible to get better. Not only will the chemo help him but it also helps other kitties that may need it in the future because they have more information to go by to see what works and doesn't work. We're projecting positive thoughts for shrinking the tumor! Kisses to Buzzerbee and all yur family to help you through these trying times.

May 9, 2007 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

It seems like you have a great doctor to work with. He understands that quality is important, not just quantity.

Keep us posted, will will continue to purr for Buzzerbee.

May 9, 2007 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Oh man...I hope Buzzy does well with the chemo. His doc sounds good; I hope he can make Buzzy feel better and give him lots of time.

May 9, 2007 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

You're a fantastic Mom with such a loving heart -- it's so very clear you want the best for Buzz.

We will keep pulling for Buzz and prayin'.

May 9, 2007 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hey, Buzz. We were wondering how you were doing. Hope the V*T visit went well.

May 10, 2007 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Oh that sounds like you have a great doctor, Buzz! We're so glad to hear that. We hope the treatments help you feel lots better soon! We'll be sending you lots of purrs and prayers.
Purrrrrrrrrrs,
Boni Maroni, Sanjee, Mini, Gree and Pepi

May 10, 2007 at 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going through the same thing with my little girl Rowdy. She's had two treatments of chemo. We just have to pray that we're doing the right thing for our kids and love them while they are still with us.

Pam

May 10, 2007 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

I really hope the treatments make Buzzerbee feel better. Your doctor sounds very nice. I am purring for you.

May 10, 2007 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger The Crew said...

Buzz, we sure hope you get that year!

May 10, 2007 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger DEBRA said...

Mom and Dad


It sounds like yu have found the right doctor for Buzzy. WE will continue to send our healing purrs, continued health to Buzzy.

If Meep feels like playin we have tagged you for the 7 random facts meme. Come on over to our bloggie and see.

Keep gettin stronger Buzzy!

Abby

May 11, 2007 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Puff said...

That is very encouraging news! It makes a big difference that you like your doctor and have a plan of action. We are sending you extra special Purrs & Nuzzles.

May 11, 2007 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Faz the Cat said...

Good luck with Buzzy's chemo. FAZ

May 11, 2007 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger =^..^= said...

Dear Buzzerbee,

If you are not too worried about Meep and would like some time to play a little game with us, I've tag you for the meme "7 Random Facts About Me(You)". Purrliss check out my blog for details on how to play. *headbutts*

~Bombay

May 11, 2007 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, Mom and dad and I went thru this with old Punkin. It's good yoo like yoor oncologist, dat's furry important. We gots an extra 14 mumfs wif her and den she hadda go to the bridge. Mom still misses her and so do I. But dem doctors work reely hard to make it better! We will say purrayers fur yoo, Buzz and fur yoor fambly.~Zippy

May 11, 2007 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're purrin' lots for you. it sounds like ya gots a good doctor, and we hope yur feelin' much much better soon. purrrrrrrrrs!

May 11, 2007 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger muffinmidi said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

May 12, 2007 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Petey said...

We'll be thinkin' good thoughts for you Buzz. We lost our Romeo to a different kind of cancer and it was very scary.

May 16, 2007 at 12:49 AM  

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