In late-August, Jesseca Liu, 42, posted a vlog to say that her cat Crusso is in the hospital.
“Our baby Crusso is hospitalised, and really needs everyone’s thoughts and prayers. I hope that my baby can safely get through this stage. When we were filming this video, the situation wasn’t that bad, but in these two days, his condition hasn't been too good. Hope everyone can help us pray for him to get through this safely,” wrote Jess, who is married to Mediacorp actor Jeremy Chan.
Crusso has since been discharged and is now home.
When 8days.sg caught up with the actress over a phone interview after the press conference for new Mediacorp law enforcement drama, The Takedown, we took the opportunity to ask about Crusso.
During our chat, Jesseca revealed that Crusso, who also has diabetes, was actually diagnosed with end-stage pancreatic cancer on August 15 after he broke his leg while jumping down from a countertop.
"Cats suffering from pancreatic cancer are typically in pain but 'cos they're too good at hiding their feelings, and you can't tell that they are suffering. When we brought him to the vet after he broke his leg, we discovered that he has pancreatic cancer after the vet did a scan and tests,” she said.
"Cats are typically very nimble and will land perfectly on their four feet. So we really wouldn't have realised that his condition was so serious if he hadn't broken his leg," Jess added.