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Prayers for peace for Simba


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning, depending on how you look at it, was bad. Throwing up everywhere. Not even able to keep water down. He was so weak - my first cat that I've ever seen laying down in the litterbox - that around 4 am I took Simba to the emergency vet; another first for me.

They gave him IV fluids to hold him over until the adjoining specialists opened. He had, at least, stopped vomiting & when I left him the damn cat was purring (but laying on the floor).

The specialists gave him steroids & anti-nausea meds & kept him for observation all day.

He didn't eat much for them, but ate a bit lat night. He actually did seem fairly perky.

This morning I tried to pill him by myself unsuccessfully. That is to say I got the pill in, but he spit it back up. He actually didn't fight me that much, which isn't a good sign. However, when my husband & I managed to get the pills down a few hours later he fought harder.

But he looks very sad, very tired & so far he isn't eating at all & he's not purring, either, which is a bad sign - last night he was still purring. I had an appt with the holistic vet but since it's snowing away I changed it to tomorrow (darn all the snow had melted last weekend!).

I'll give the steroids a few days to kick in but if they don't I think we've reached the end of the line and that is vey hard to write. Maybe we should've tried the chemo; he's a tough guy but in the end, even tho it means I had less time with him, mostly it was happy, or as happy as anyone with cancer can be. We've had good days & bad days but it seems we're having more bad than good now. I am so not ready but I think he may be.

I pray that I am wrong & the meds kick in - it's possible still - but mostly I'm praying for peace for Simba.
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CINDYWAGNER1 1/16/2013 7:07PM

    emoticon Hope and pray for you and your family during this time.

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PCOH051610 1/16/2013 4:20PM

    Sending prayers for Simba and for you! emoticon

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LJCANNON 1/16/2013 2:40PM

    emoticon Will be Praying for You and Simba. Such a TOUGH Time for all of you. I know you have Blessed each other beyond measure, and you will continue to Bless him no matter how hard the choices are.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/16/2013 11:43AM

    emoticon I feel so sad for you and poor Simba. We are never ready to make the tough decision, Simba will let you know when he is ready. We experienced this with our beloved Jewelz, we weren't ready but she gave us "the look" and we just knew, it was very difficult but we felt peace because she let us know. Wishing you strength and lots of hugz..

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HALFFAST 1/16/2013 11:30AM

    I'm so sorry. I really do know what you're going through and it's so heart-breaking. Definitely praying for peace for Simba, and for you!
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SLIMMERJESSE 1/16/2013 10:56AM

    Sad. I've been through this with my other cat. You don't want him to suffer, that's for sure. A recent article I read, written by a
vet, stated that cats purr even when they
are sick. That it's not just a sound of
contentment. With Ewok, I tried like crazy
to help him and keep him around. But
I realized he was more sick than his
body could heal. Honestly, after these
two current boys someday pass, I don't
think I can go through any more loss. Very sad.

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NATPLUMMER 1/16/2013 10:43AM

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MZSLYDE01 1/16/2013 10:21AM

    OH NO Poor SIMBA..... OH NO Poor YOU. I couldn't even imagine my Solomon getting cancer and having to deal with it. I am so attached to my baby that if and when he does pass I think I will lose it. He's a part of our family now.
I am praying for peace for SIMBA though - Don't want any suffering that would be horrible.

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