Prayers for Phoofie

Phoofie’s cancer has progressed to the point where I am having difficulty getting him to eat. I have made everything “mushy” for over a month now, but the tumor growing behind his throat has been squeezing his esophagus and making it more and more difficult to swallow even baby food consistency. He still will lick my fingers, decide he likes it and then continues to his bowl of mush, so that is how I get him to keep eating.

His will to live, however, is incredible. Phoofie has always been the World’s Most Pleasant Cat. His vitality is still there, but sadly, the cat vet specialist said his cancer is inoperable because of where it is and to expect it to grow aggressively.

So, I am in a tough spot right now. Thankfully, he greatly enjoys pumpkin puree and brewer’s yeast, so with the amino acids and nutrient from just those two sources, he has been happy. Squeezing out the water from a cat of tuna or salmon (known in our house as Tuna Juice) has also been a great joy. The only time he has a problem is when one of the other cats knocks a crunchy kibble out of the dish and the dogs don’t do their job of cleaning it up before Phoofie finds it and tries to swallow it.

Why he never seems to try to chew anything before swallowing is not a lifelong habit he’s likely to break at 14 years old. There is nothing at all wrong with the Phoofster’s nose! Unless I attempt to hide a drop of expensive CBD oil or tumeric and pepper paste in something. He can smell that mess from a room away no matter how much tuna juice I hide it in. So much for homeopathy, although I continue to do an energy intention several times a day with him for complete and miraculous healing while I do what I call Cat Reiki on him.

As it’s getting more and more difficult to get food into him, his weight has gone down. To be fair, he was quite overweight by at least 5 to 7 lbs., but he’s lost a total of 10 lbs as of now. Thus, the “let’s play God” choice between his desire to still “be here” versus a decreasing quality of life is one I’m taking day by day with him. Every cat I’ve ever had gave me “the look” when they were ready for The Last Ride.

I just let him out a few moments ago because he was happy about eating some pumpkin and it’s a gorgeous morning out there. Phoofie’s look and his wanting to go out and lie in the sun and chase after lizards (and catch and eat them) still tell me he’s not ready. Prayers & healing energy for him greatly appreciated!

Phoofie is hanging in there
Phoofie is hanging in there

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