Thursday, March 17, 2011
6 months ago we had to put down we had to put down Alighieri (aka Meatloaf) due to kidney failure and yesterday I had to put down my Chalcopyrite, my old kitty girl. Chal was easily 19 years old (I adopted her and her brother when they were probably about 1 1/2 years old) and has been slowly declining over the past 2 years but she was still healthy and happy and had a quality if life. Over the course of the last couple days she wasn't herself so I made a vet appt for her but not soon enough. She collapsed yesterday so I had to drag SN (special needs) son and Bebe (almost 2 years old on March 19th) to a local vet. SN son was hysterical thinking it was a person hospital and something medical was going to happen to him so after a good 30 minutes I finally had to leave my credit card and take my boys home in the hopes I could be there for Chalcopyrite. DH came home as quickly as the trains would let him. Yesterday afternoon I put down a dear friend I have had since 1993.
And yesterday was the day I decided to really refocus and try to start eating healthy again. And in spite of it all I did. I had to run around carrying a 5 year old who is developmentally about 3 and a very big 2 year old and a very sick elderly cat by myself and it just about knocked the wind out of me. I really hope this time I can make it stick and get to a healthy weight.