I'm afraid I don't have much to offer today, because yesterday I got the news that Bitty Kitty, my remaining cat, has a mass in her chest which is basically suppressing the function of one lung. The mass has also essentially bent the bottom of her trachea, and put it out of alignment. This makes it hard for her to breathe under certain circumstances, and makes eating difficult. Since she is also in stage 3 of renal disease, and is 17 years old, that basically means that this is her time of dying.
I was hoping that it was something like allergies. Although she declined quickly from where she was a couple weeks ago, she did not seem like she was ready to go. Unlike many animals who are ready to die, she was not listless, nor withdrawn; she even wanted to eat, though it was difficult.
But here we are.
Today, we will have our hospice vet come and give a compassionate ending for Bitty in our own home, like we did for Luci. Hopefully, we will make the end as free from both pain and fear as possible. That's what I'd like for my own end.
Anyway. It's nice to have y'all around at a time like this.
Thank you for being here.