Thanks so much for all your support and prayers. The issue is not yet
resolved. Today the vet was surprised at how much better Sandy seemed,
so she recommended putting off a final decision. The problem is that we
are leaving on Thursday for ten days, and don't want to burden the
who will be feeding the cats, and also don't want to leave Sandy untended
if she is likely to go into a decline. Today she seems like her old
the vet says that may end at any time.
Some time ago there was a discussion here of train travel. I didn't pay
much attention since I had no experience to share nor any plans for such
travel. However, since we have given up our usual semiannual trips to
Chincoteague, Chet has decided that we shoud visit our youngest son in
Colorado. Flying is such a hassle, and he is just not up to the long
through airports, so he and #3 son decided we should go by train. This
a major undertaking - involves a layover in Chicago and two nights on the
train. We have a reservation in one of the larger rooms, and they
"red hat" service to handle our baggage, etc. It would have been less
expensive to fly. Anyway, Chet is quite excited at the prospect. I
but have no choice. I have laid in a stock of mysteries to keep me
At least the visit should be fun. We are promised that our youngest
granddaughter will play in a soccer game - three-year-old soccer has to
the most absure idea I have heard of in a long time. This three-year-old
already competitive - dominates her six-year-old brother completely.
It seems that the Logan girls are the jocks in the family. My older
daughter, now out of college, has had a go at competitive swimming,
all sorts of horsey sports including barrel racing, and crew at college.
boys, unfortunately, have not been outstanding in any positive way.
All that doesn't make our cat problem any easier, but I am trying to take
day to day and see what happens. Again, thanks for all your support
In a message dated 9/29/2008 11:10:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
I'm so sorry. It is a hard decision but I believe a loving one in the
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
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Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 3:00 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Sad cat news
Just had a call from the vet. Sandy, our elderly, obese, arthritic, but
cat wasn't feeling well yesterday, and threw up repeatedly. We took her
for tests. Today she seemed much improved, but the vet says the tests
show almost complete kidney failure, and that her improvement was the
result of fluids they injected at the hospital yesterday. It looks as if
treatment could be difficult, painful and complicated, and not at all
to work. So I guess it's time to let her go. I don't want to subject
of misery if it ultimately won't help. We're going to be away in
too, which would complicate matters. It makes me really sad, but I know
rather be put to sleep quietly than go through all sorts of treatments,
feel that's the best thing for her.
Just one more thing in this depressing summer.
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