Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Poor JackieC

JackieC, HannahC's pet rat, has taken a sudden turn for the worse tonight. Last Monday, the vet gave her a steroid shot and put her on Cipro, and she seemed to recover almost fully. However, the vet said that it was one of two things: either she had pneumonia, in which case she would be cured, or her cancer had spread to her brain, in which case she'd get better for a few days due to the tumor shrinking from the steroids and then get sick again.

I guess this means it's door #2. The Mrs. just did a nice job of explaining to HannahC how we can't take JackieC back to get steroid shots every week and how we'll do what we can to keep her comfortable but that she probably won't be getting better this time. HannahC handled it well, I think because she already expected JackieC to be dead by now given how bad she was two 10 days ago.

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Let HannahC know I'm thinking of her and JackieC. :(

Manly Lesbian said...

Poor Jackie!

ellie323 said...

sad!

RIO said...

Aw! :( Sorry, Hannah! *hugs* Pets are so great but so terrible to let go of. *best wishes for Jackie*

paula said...

checking in on jackiec.

prayers

Wife said...

Jackie's hanging on. I wired up her ramp so she can't try to climb up to the different levels. She eats peeled grapes either from hand or from a little glass dish as she can't hold food in her paws. We spoon feed her water. She can only wash her face if we hold her and support her so she doesn't topple over. I help her wash cuz she has red discharge from her eyes that gets really goopy. Sweet little thing wobbles over and tries to climb up because she wants to be held. I really wonder how long she'll be with us. I'm always afraid to go check on her.