Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pen


I have to give him an I.V. once a day. His kidneys are failing.
I'm jobless and can't afford a kitty hospital so I have opted to administer the treatment myself. If he does not improve in the next few weeks there is only one option.

I'm not so happy.

He is my friend. He is the only one who has been there for me through the death of my mother and my own health problems. I know it sound sappy but he is my best friend. He is in pain but he is alert and aware and mobile. The vet does not think he will be this way two weeks from now if his kidneys functions continue to decline. He is now on a no protien diet. How the hell are you supposed to get a cat to eat non-protien food? PETCO sucks and does not carry the food he needs. I need to go back to the vet to get the food. This has set us back to the point of no return. I need to find a job before the week is out. He is in serious shape but we both are if I don't get a job soon. No income is not an option. He needs me to have a job. I need me to have a job.

10 comments:

Luke said...

Wow. I wish I had work for you.

WAT said...

Aw. He is very sweet. We should donate to the kitty cause/fund!

SET IT UP! I'd be happy to help.

sangroncito said...

You WILL find a job!

I agree with Wat...set it up on your blog using paypal!

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Ow, I'm so sorry. I'm with WAT and Sangroncito on the PEN-fund. And no need to apologize for him being your best friend. My Bunter is the same who has stuck by me through the loss of both parents, worthless boyfriends, flakey friends, you name it.

Bill German said...

ah that is so sad

EmmaPeel007 said...

Did Pen like the Tukey?

Gavin Elster said...

Yes he is eating it right now. He ran away from it a first so i mashed up a little bit of chicken in it and he is back at and eating.
He is very odd. He may like something one day and hate it the next. The gravy is standing by if he doesn't eat it without chicken. The chicken has to stop. He needs to eat food with the lowest protein content. The IV has seemed to stop him from drooling and stinking as bad as he did. Really bad kitty breath. Like corpse breath. It was horrible. His pee stunk too. He's not as stinky after one day. I guess that is the toxins being flushed out.


Thank you.

EmmaPeel007 said...

At a moment like this, all I can think to do is quote The Beatles:

"I get by with a little help from my friends..."

You would totally do the same - I know it.

Timo said...

Awww, poor Pen! I'm sorry, I just saw this. I hope he's doing much better now!

Gavin Elster said...

Timo he is doing better simply because he is eating but he cannot hold his head up. I did a search and it appears he is experiancing a lack of potassium. This is tricky because he needs a potassium supliment but potassium could shut his kidneys down all together so I'm going to the vet first thing to find out what to do.