I remember when Poof started to decline. I was in tears about it. I was trying so hard to make her better but for maybe a week or so, I could see it was unstoppable. In looking at pictures from that time, she had lost so much weight and her long fur was looking so scruffy. And of course, Poof wasn't the only one I lost. The number of cats I cared for made the losses dizzying. Some were instantaneous, some lingered. I've often heard people say that one or the other was worse, but I don't know. They both carry their own kind of pain. I just know that people like you and I do our best to make every day as happy as we can for them. That's just who we are. John
The wait sucks. What will happen is inevitable and will be soon, but waiting for it is like watching 2 cars about to crash head on. You cannot do anything about it and feel helpless to stop it and can only wait. :(
I guess it's similar to when Poof died. She had diabetes, which I tried so hard to manage but of course, cats aren't very helpful in telling you what they need or how they feel. I saw one on the couch this morning.
I'm so sorry you're going through this but again, I check in here every morning. John
Nova is still losing weight and eating even less now. He seems to want food, but then turns away from it. (anyone who has had a cat die with kidney failure will surely know this delima). *sigh*
It is heart breaking watching this happen and waiting. :( He is such a sweet cat.
I'm so sorry David. I can't be much help but I'm here every morning. John
Fast update as I just do not want to chat on about it right now. Nova is not doing well. If things continue as last night and this morning, I believe he will be leaving us early next week. :(