Sunday, June 22, 2008

Requiem for a Cat

Well, I think this is it for Madeline. Not even a month later and she is again plugged up.

I would like to continue to be able to take her to the vet and have her opened, but money is just too tight. I think the last time prepared me for this eventuality. It just has to be uncomfortable for her too. She is unable to take a crap and then it oozes out of her butt. And she also throws up everything she eats. I can't justify putting her through this anymore. If I knew that she would go for a year without being plugged, I might consider it, but it has only been a month since her last "cleaning."

I love my cat, but I can't stand to see her like this.


Lemuel said...

I think such decisions are among life's toughest. Some people's reactions would be "it's only a cat", but there are more dynamics to it than that. Best wishes on your decision.

Ur-spo said...

i feel for you
we saw both our cats slowly go; going with mega$$$ vet bills as we felt guilt for not trying.
In the end they died anyway; I wished we saved them/us the grief and $ to have not postponed the inevitable.
good luck with yours.