Thursday, January 05, 2006
My Baby! In Need of Prayers, Please....
I'm asking for your good thoughts and/or prayers. Those of you who know me know how much my kitties mean to me. I just took my youngest (a beautiful orange tabby with symmetrical white markings) into the vet for the 3rd time for a urinary tract infection that seems to be impervious to antiobiotics. The last med she got was the strongest they make for that illness. Her bladder was flat (no urine), so the vet asked me to leave her overnight so that they could get a urine sample. She warned me that her next step was to suspect the kidneys. I asked what could be done in that case. She said with that warning "look" in her eyes that there is really nothing that can be done. Of course, I could read between the lines. I asked her if it hurts when Amber pees, and she said that yes, it's just like a human hurts with an infection. I've heard her plaintive meows in the litter box before and cringed. I took Amber's blanket and couldn't even kiss her goodbye when I turned and left without my baby. The vet, whom I dearly love, picked Amber up gently and told me to try not to worry.
I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm hanging onto the last vestiges of hope, but I'm sobbing like I've already lost her.
Love to all