Thursday, January 28, 2016

I suppose it's good to know

Yesterday at the vet, my cat Joey had blood drawn. I got bad news. In addition to glaucoma and arthritis and kidney disease, my old tomcat is battling some sort of virus that accounts for his continual weight loss.

Joey is dying.

He's sitting here beside me, purring. His spirit is good, but his body is simply wearing down from the inside out.

He eats like crazy. He loves to be petted. Occasionally he can be persuaded to attack a shoe lace or play laser tag. I am grateful that his life makes him happy.

But he's dying all the same.

The vet tells me we could treat the virus, but those meds combined with the meds for his kidney disease would just make him anemic, so we'd be changing one problem for another. And the kidney disease could cause him discomfort, whereas the virus is just tiring him. So it's best to just let nature take its course.

How thoughtful of Joey to contract something incurable and untreatable. This way I don't have to regret any decisions I've made regarding his care. He'll be a generous soul to the end.

And this gives me an opportunity to start dosing Connie and Reynaldo with Viralys. This supplement will enhance their immune systems so they can resist the virus. So in all, I'm glad I know what's going on.

I just hate it.


4 comments:

  1. (HUGS) As long as he's with you, he gets to be showered with tons of love. How nice is that?

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  2. Joey has such a good life! Good cat brother and sister, good cat Mom... a good life.

    So much love and affection.

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  3. I am sorry to hear this. Poor Gal.

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  4. I am sorry to hear about Joey. You always amaze me with your positive spin on even the worst news. Joey, Connie, and Reynaldo are blessed to have you as their Mom.

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