Monday, August 18, 2014

Day of Hope, Day of Terror

UPDATE: I don't believe it!  I was so torn up over the appointment that I remembered the time wrong and missed it.  Now I have to wait until tomorrow.  Sigh.

Brody:  I'm feeling OK today.  I didn't cough last night when Mom gave me my medicine, but I did this morning.

Karen Jo:  You coughed quite a bit this morning.

Brody:  I didn't sleep with Mom last night.  She gave me my meds just before she went to bed and I wasn't ready to cuddle with her after that.  I did get a bit of my own back.  I bit her finger.

Karen Jo:  You bit me pretty hard, too.  I bled a little.

Brody:  Serves you right for sticking nasty things in my mouth.

Karen Jo: You have to take your meds to get well.

Brody: At least I get treats afterward.  This morning I was my old self when it came to treats.  I tried to eat every cat's treats and I got a lot.  I wish I felt even better, though.  Yesterday morning Cissy tried to play with me and I hissed and growled at her to make her go away.  I never do that.

Karen Jo:  I am all torn up about Brody.  In some ways he seems better.  He is fighting his meds harder and when Herman did that he was improving.  He won't play and I was shocked when he hissed and growled at Cissy, but that could be an improvement on just ignoring her, which is what he did Saturday.  I put some catnip out yesterday to distract Cissy and that worked just fine.  Brody watched the other cats get all nipped up, then retreated to the stroller when they started to get rowdy.  I am both hopeful and terrified of what the vet might tell me this afternoon.  Brody isn't sending me any signals that he is ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge, but that cough has got to hurt.  It shakes his entire body.  I want him to get better if he can, but I don't want him to suffer any more than he has to.  I have been going over and over in my mind what to do, but I can't decide until I know more.  It's got me tied up in knots.

16 comments:

Brian said...

We sure do understand the worry and we are all sending our very best purrs and prayers to sweet Brody.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs and purrayers from us as well. You are doing your very best for Brody, and we have our paws crossed for a good vet report. But whatever happens, you have been and continue to be an amazing cat "mom." Never doubt that.

Peace.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am purring lots for Brody. It's so hard with the FeLV kitties - you do what you can for them, and sometimes it's hard to know what's best.

Flynn said...

I am purring hard for Brody and hope you get good news from the vet.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Hoping for good news. So hard to watch them be sick but you will know what to do when you get all the info.

Cats of wildcat woods

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...best oh fishes N St Francis' wishes N blessings all goes well...N stop coughing & stressin yur mom...oh kay... just get well N bee well....sounds good ??? sounds grate ♥

William said...

Aw, shoot. We all hope Brody's improved by the time he goes to the fix-it place tomorrow.

Georgia and Julie said...

Still sending BIG purrs to Brody.
We purr he will be well tomorrow and the news will be good.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I fully understand the dread and the fear. Keeping Brody and you in our purrs.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

All of our best purrs for Brody... and for you, too.

The Island Cats said...

We're purring for Brody and you, too. We know you're doing what is best for him.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for loving Brody so much, Karen Jo. We are sending bigtime purrs and prayers for you both.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Brody, ya HAVE ta be nicer ta yer Mom. She doesn't give ya those medicines fer the fun of it, ya know. It fer yer own good an it shows how much she cares about you!

Don't bite her fingers (much).

Everycat said...

I am still sending you rumbly purrs and love Brody, please take your medicine, your Mommy couldn't be doing more to help you with the new medicine. Keep fighting Brody! We love you!

Luff
Mungo
& The Ape xx

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

sending snuggles and purrs for all of you...Brody, especially for you and your mommy. Feel better!
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna in IL

pilch92 said...

We will add Brody to our prayer list.