Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Oh my! Billie and I are overwhelmed with the kindness you have all shown us.
She wishes she wasn't always the kitty who gets sick in the family as do I. :(
She ate much better last night and today. She's not a big eater, but I'm relieved that she's eating. She has no interest in dry food, not even her Party Mix. Right now she is sleeping along side me on the sofa (not under as she had been). I think she senses that I am worried about her. She is still testy about being touched a lot, but she got on my lap and allowed me to lightly comb her. If I can just get her to keep eating then maybe that will be half the battle. The Vet said if she absolutely refuses the special diet food, then just let her eat her Fancy Feast. So far the Fancy Feast is winning, but I'm sneaking in special diet and making sure there are lots of water bowls around the house.
I am facing another kitty's mortality and I'm hating it. I went through it with my Tookie too. Every morning when I wake up and she's still here and wanting to eat and rub against my ankle is a victory.
So, for now, no sub q's , as long as she's eating. The Vet said she doubts the growth will grow and when I touch it Billie doesn't seem to notice.
I think there's a reason why I have Billie. She's always been a sickly little girl and is not always easy to groom because she has a terrible temper. I'm a very patient Momma, which I think is just who she needed.
I'm very thankful for all of your Purrs and Prayers. The Cat Blogosphere community is just so wonderful. I wish I had known about it when I lost Tookie. I still have not gotten over her, and caring support means so much.
I remember when Miss Peach was so sick around this time last year and she pulled through wonderfully (Thank Goodness!) I am hoping Billie bounces back and can just continue to age gracefully and if not in perfect health, then at least comfortable. I guess that's what most of us hope for with ourselves and with everyone we love.
I will keep you posted. Hugs from Miss Billie and me. <3