Thursday, November 7, 2013


I thought it would be better if I explain here that my kitty Megat did not go to the bridge because of his lymphoma, since I had written in the sidebar that this blog was actually a documentation of our journey to get him better.

Although it is true that there is no cure for lymphoma, he died because of abdominal edema. As he was a senior cat when I got him and as he also had FIV and had got lymphoma, his immune system was not strong to begin with. He had had a very hard life before we rescued him and had to fight many battles by himself.

I had brought him to the clinic around June to get his laurabolin injections. He had  a fever after that (which he should not have had). His fever went on and off for a week and he was on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Then he began to eat less and then had to be helped with that as well. As he was not eating, he lost weight and got more and more tired. He was on cyproheptidene (to increase his appetite) and Vit B pills. He tried to eat but it wa snot enough, even with the force -feeding.

So because of the lack of protein in his system and the lack of albumin, the fluids from his cells started to leak into his abdomen and eventhough I had given him soft-boiled egg whites twice a day, it did not help him.

On the 3rd, he vomitted at least 7 times during the day and night and I brought him to the hospital the next morning. The had done another ultra sound and found his organs to be clean of lumps and they had put him on a albumin drip to help him.

But he was very tired and I knew it was too painful for him to continue. It was a combination of many things combined with the fact that he was geriatric as well. But I am glad we had the short time together.

 Run Free and Fly High Megat. Rest Easy.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

I have only read this post, San, and I wanted to say that, in many ways, Megat was the luckiest of cats. He was so loved and so cared for, and he did beat the odds so many times and in so many ways. His life should be an inspiration to all of us.

Andrea said...

Megat was very lucky to have had you. Thank you for making his end days easy.