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What can I do about that?

Sunday, December 09, 2012

So I was thinking this morning. When my first cat, Cleo, got sick, I just figured older cats get sick. When Puss was dx with kidney disease just 2 months later, I began to question a lot of things.

I raised Gizmo & Simba completely differently, yet Simba basically had one of the things that was most likely wrong with Cleo -/ the very thing that killed her, in fact.

I'd be lying if I said I never wondered why. How could I change so much & end up seemingly right back where I started? And why is Gizmo, raised the same with the same genetics, okay?

But that's not the most important question. The most important question is what can I do about it now?

It's not that tbe why isn't important; if we can't figure out the why, we can't change. But I also can't change what's happened & for now, it's more important how we battle this. The same applies to our own healthy journeys.

Simba didn't do great while I was gone -- he barely ate -- but he's still purring & he ate well yesterday & this morning. He's stii happy more often than he's not & that's the most important thing -- for all of us.
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  • EOSTAR_45
    Here's to more happy days than not for Simba.

    1959 days ago
    You could drive yourself crazy asking why. After several vet visits and every doctor giving us a different possible diagnosis, we still have no idea what happened to Chase. He had just turned 3 when he passed away and I still beat myself up wondering if there was anything else I could have done. You just have to cherish the time you get with them and let them know that you love them.

    1961 days ago
    emoticon I'm glad he's happy at all. emoticon
    1961 days ago
    I'm reminded of the Serenity prayer. It isn't easy to know what we can change nor to accept that which we can't. I hope that you can get your dear Simba through this and cherish what you have...obviously the cat cherishes you!
    1961 days ago
    Sometimes I end up saying to myself "why ask why?" Life doesn't always give us rational reasons, and it's frustrating. This
    is a tough situation to see a beloved
    animal family member ill. My boys are
    8.5 years old and I'm amazed they've lasted
    this long since they have fragile tummies.
    I stay thankful at having them as long as
    I have. It's a strong attachment, for sure.
    1961 days ago
    May you learn to take all things just one day at a time emoticon
    1961 days ago
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