|Peach in 2011|
I haven't had much heart for blogging this week because my cat, Peach, is very sick. For about a year now, she's had trouble keeping food down and has lost more and more weight. I switched her to premium grain-free food, in case she had an allergy or something, but it didn't help much. In November, I suddenly realized that she was way too skinny and took her to the vet. Since then, she's had multiple tests and even X-rays, and we're no closer to discovering the problem. We've ruled out the typical cat diseases. She is now down to six pounds. :( I'm waiting for more test results from another vet visit yesterday, but I'm not optimistic that they'll reveal anything. In the meantime, despite some shot-in-the-dark treatment, Peach seems to be going downhill fast. It's emotionally exhausting to know that your pet is suffering and there's probably not much more you can do for her (short of going broke on specialists and increasingly expensive tests that might not even help). Especially when she's such a sweet cat, and only eight years old. This limbo period is terrible. I feel anxious and sad about her all the time. I also feel prepared for parenthood after some of the messes I've had to clean up in recent weeks. I'm still praying for a breakthrough, but it doesn't look good.
Thankfully my other cat, Gandalf, is still as healthy as a horse (and almost as big as one too). And I'm finally starting to feel good again myself after being sick for months! But I'm very upset about my Peachy.