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.
Hugs! It really is hard losing your best friend, but how great for her and you that you had each other for so long … I love cats and had four all up growing up. I'd have a cat now if my daughter's eyes didn't puff up at the sign of a cat …
😦 poor kitty. It's a fact of life but doesn't make it any easier. I don't allow myself to think about when my cat gets to that point.
Sorry to hear! Take as much time as you need, blog-world will understand…
Oh suki, poor baby. Give her a big cuddle for me! And look after yourself, too.xx Claire
So sorry to read this, as a cat owner and lover myself, I am feeling your sadness. Suki is beautiful. xx
What an adorable kitty. I'm sure you'll be able to make things OK for her if it turns out she is permanently blind. Cats are remarkably resilient (not to mention stubborn).
Really sorry to hear about poor Suki. I have only had Daisy for a few short months but already can't imagine life without her. Hoping you have lots of love and support.
I wish I had something helpful to say but I know how heart-breaking it is watching the kitties' health deteriorate, and how much you love Suki. She's such a gorgeous little creature. Love and hugs to you both, thinking of you xx
Oh poor Suki. As a family which has included two precious dogs, I know how you must feel … they become a part of ourselves. I'm thinking of you at this difficult time.Take care of yourself.*hugs*
Thank you all for your lovely comments, Suki's OK at the moment, although looking a bit lost a lot of the time… I'll post again soon, I'm not so sooky today, just tired from having to get up four times during the night to help her find her food and go outside to "visit the violets" (go to the loo!)…