It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell all of our friends of the passing of our sweet boy Sidney- Corkscot Man of La Mancha. He fought a valiant fight against Transitional cell Carcinoma for the past 18 + months. It was hard to continue the blog after I found out how sick he was. The vet had given him about three months to live and I did my best to keep him going for much longer. I following the Facebook page of TCC and gleamed many insightful ideas to help with his care. People are so helpful when you share a common problem. My vet said that he was the longest surviving TCC patient in her practice. Last week, everything started to go downhill. He stopped eating on Tuesday evening and he started having accidents all day long. There was a great deal of blood in his urine and it just seemed to come out of him when he stood up. He was sleeping continually and seemed to have very shallow breathing. It was tie to go to make a decision. My vet told me that it was time. i did not want my boy to suffer. He had a very peaceful passing. It was difficult to come home without him. The girls are stilling looking for him. They checkout every bush that he used for pee mail.Until we meet again. Please know that you were loved.