I am so sorry about the news on your cat. I so understand, its looking more and more like that may be what is going on with 12 yr old golden retriever, Yes, its just sickening when something like this happens to one of our little 4 legged buddies. Jake is feeling somewhat betetr but the cough is starting to come back. He is eating very well, canned food-which is new to him. I also give him crushed ice water which he loves.
Glenn please keep us posted on how your kitty is coming along.
Glenn, you have my vote that this is not off topic. Our families are an essentail part of our lives and that includes our pets.
I might have shared this story before but I will share it again. I was working at a hospital as a chaplain and I spent many hours sitting and listening to patients who were dealing with difficult issues. There was an elderly man who was diganosed with terminal cancer and had no family and lived by himself. They knew that his death was near and I tried to spend time with him as he had very few visitors. One day I asked him if he could have one thing what would it be. He stated that he had a dog and that was his only family. It was against hospital policy to allow animals in back then. I arranged for someone to go get his dog. I advised the nurses that I was going to be spending an extended time with the man and that I was not to be disturbed. I am sure they knew what I was doing. I had the dog handed in through the window. After several hours the man grew very weak. I handed the dog back out the window and then went and asked a nurse to join me. By the time we returned to the room, the man was taking his final breaths. We stayed there with him and he was so peaceful.
The feeling that you and your wife have for your furry companion are no less important that if it was a son or daughter or other family member. I am sure that you will do all you can to help him and he is very lucky to have family like you to care and comfort him. Indeed you will be in my prayers.
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