Hey cat lovers (and sympathizers), if you’re the praying sort, say a quick one for my girl Luna and I or send us good energy. She has CKD and it was a really bad night last night. Spent yesterday throwing up and hasn’t eaten, drank, or moved much. I’m force feeding/watering with pedialyte and baby food until I can get her to the vet. To top it off, my other girl Abby (human) has a stomach bug. It was a long, disgusting night. LOL. Luna did get up and drink a little on her own this morning so I’m hopeful she’ll bounce back. It’s the first time I’ve had to deal with a chronically ill pet and it’s breakin’ my heart. She’s my fur baby and my best little friend and I hate seeing her so miserable.
In other news, wish me luck. Real college (University…I spent the first two years in community college with most classes online) starts in a little over a week and I’m kinda freaking out. I don’t do people IRL very well. LOL. If I’m not around much, I’ve most likely collapsed under my Calculus textbook and homework.
Me and my cats and dog will be rooting for you. I’ve lost 2 cats and 2 dogs in the last 4 years and it is absolutely horrible!
It is definitely a downside to pets, you end up outliving them.
[quote=“JoJo, post:1, topic:25440”]
I don’t do people IRL very well.
[/quote]I hear ya, goodluck!
Thanks. CKD is Chronic Kidney Disease. Pretty common in cats from what I hear, especially older ones. She’s not that old, only about 8, but I guess she drew a short straw. We adopted her from a rescue organization about 2.5 years ago and I found out last year about the CKD when she did this the first time. Some IV fluids had her feeling better again that time. Here’s hoping it’s that simple this time and things look up again, at least for a little while. I hate it, too. The only pets I’ve had long enough to die were a hamster and a fish. My daughter is taking it pretty rough, too. One of life’s harder lessons, for sure.
[quote=“JoJo, post:6, topic:25440”]
I guess she drew a short straw
[/quote]That is very unfortunate, hopefully she perks up again. Kids take it very hard, I know that from experience. You are completely powerless to do anything about it. You’re supposed to be the parent that protects them from hurt, but you can’t and it’s horrible. Very hard indeed.
Calculus text books. Get hold of an old 1920 to 1950 edition from library. Us oldsters lay out problems much clearer than today. We cut the spin and get to the heart of the matter. Been where you are and done that.