joan, the in home vet came today ( thanks EJ)… i had noticed a drop in weight in watcher, so i decided instead of taking him to the vets and stressing him out… to have someone come to the island and check in on him….
i was thinking maybe he needs insulin again (hes diabetic) i also have been prepping myself, that yes he is 20.. he can’t live forever… and who knows what she was going to tell me….
she is going to do a blood (hence the shaved neck) and urine test… and those things will tell me more, hopefully by 2morrow….
shes thinking possibly diabetes.. possibly thyroid… all things that i can do things to make him more comfortable…
we talked about quality of life, and how to judge if its still there… she and i both agreed hes still enjoying life
eating, pooping, peeing, drinking, meowing, jumping up and down, going outside when mommy is home…. etc…
she was glad to hear his appetite is good… although i am giving him some baby food.. just turkey or chicken.. to give him some meat… since all he eats is diabetic dry food.. she thought it would be a good addition and mild enough not to upset his tummy….
when feeling around on his tummy etc. she did feel some things she rather have not.. his intestines are feeling bigger then they should… it could be a variety of things, all of which are not good… but for now, since he is still eating she isnt super concerned….
i dont enjoy the reminder that sometime he will no longer be here… but i also understand its a part of life.. and i am soooo, SO , SOOOOOO blessed to have had him around as long as i have….. he has been through so much with me.. and he has battled many things in his lil life….(which really isnt little when you think of TWENTY years….)
sooo, not the most positive of posts, but part of me needs to get it out.. and see it on the screen…. i have been crying off and on all day…. it just sucks….
i will keep you all posted.
(pics taken today on his lil island…thanks melissa)