Wednesday, 30 September 2009

See you later

I'm feeling much too upset to do the cheerful voice of this blog. One of my cats (Shadow) is dying of kidney failure, and his brother (Plummet) has a 50% chance of having the same genetic disorder. He's being tested tomorrow. I'll edit this with an update, but otherwise I'm calling a short break.


Update 1/10/09.
Shadow has polycystic kidney disease. He responded well to his rehydration and antibiotic treatment and is now back home with us. He may last for weeks, or a few months. Plummet also has the disorder, but in his case it is much less advanced. He goes onto a special renal diet, and needs monitoring. His life expectancy is obviously shortened but there's no saying by how much. They are just 7 years old.


Liz from Melbourne said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. They are with us for such a short time as it is. I hope the news is better with the other cat.

Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your cats. My mother described herself recently as a "carer of a geriatric cat" so I completely understand. Best wishes.

Zoe said...

so sorry to hear of that, Cath

Anonymous said...

oh sweetie, was so sad to hear of this. Stu and I send our love and hugs to you both. bear up.

xxx em

BJ said...

hiya TCC,

hope you are feeling less shell-shocked about the pusscats? such terribly sad news. I've had so many things crossed for you I've become a perma-pretzel.

all hail the day you feel better enough to write again. in the meantime we're all missing you.

Monado said...

Let us know how things go. Good luck!