Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alive

Just a heads up... this post is not quilt related!
Ned and I got back from 10 days in Reno for a bridge tournament. It was the worst bridge either of us have played in 10 years.. and to top it off I came down with bronchitis and sinusitis. I am finally feeling somewhat human again as I managed to sleep last night. Sleeping sitting up is not restful. That is the good news. When we go away, our neighbor usually takes care of our kitty, Sammy. This time it coincided with her kids spring break and they weren't going to be around either. Sammy went to the vet to be boarded and we found out the really bad news. He is 16 1/2 years old and still pretty spry, but he has one kidney that is non functional and one that is only partially working. He lost 2 lbs in the past year. We have changed his diet to try to keep him hydrated and take some of the stress off his somewhat working kidney. We have to give him an antacid and off course he is not cooperative on that score. We are hoping to buy some time here. He is not currently in any distress and as long as it stays that way we will continue to do what we can to help him along. There is nothing else wrong with him.

I have to finish up the binding on my QA@15 challenge.

1 comment:

Michigoose said...

Sherryl,
I've had cats who have lasted a very long time with renal failure. Mine usually compensated by drinking more. When the time comes, you'll know it, no matter how hard it is. My Tassie just went to the bathroom and sat looking at her water dish...but didn't drink.

I hate having to deal with geriatric animals.... Last year I had to put my 15 year old Sib. husky down because of bladder cancer. I feel your pain.