The too-hard basket

Just a note to say there may not be much frivolity from me in the next few days. Suki’s eyesight has started to fail – she’s been bumping into things in the past week and is at the vet now having checks for hypertension and other problems which may be contributing to vision loss. But the vet seemed to think it could be cataracts, which of course can only be corrected by surgery, and at the age of 18.5 she wouldn’t survive it. So looks like she’s going to have to live out the rest of her life in semi, if not complete, blindness. If she can’t adapt then .. well the alternative is pretty obvious at her age and I should just accept it, but it’s so, so hard.

She has a few other health issues but they are under control right now and are therefore making this blindness harder to take. If she were really sick then the needle would be the kind option but she’s her normal self apart from being disoriented and wondering why she can’t really see anything all of a sudden. Anyway, to put it bluntly, Suki’s still alive but I don’t know for how much longer or for how good a quality of life, and I’m a mess thinking about losing my little best friend. Hopefully normal-ish transmission will recommence soon but I’m not in the mood for taking pictures of myself, blogging, or really anything right now.