June 24, 2013

A Sick Little Cat

I had Garfield to the doctor today. He threw up over 20 times last night and this morning and later in the afternoon today he threw up what looked like very thick dark blood.  I thought we would have to put him to sleep but the doctor gave him some fluids and some drugs and we will see how he reacts to them in the next day or so and then make a decision.
Garfield is 17 years and 9 months old.  My kids and I are wondering if heroic efforts to keep him going might not be unwise. He is an old fellow.      This conservative approach is what we will do for now.
Keep him in your thoughts for good things on his behalf.  I am worn out from being up all night with him and yesterday I was out walking for over 2 hours so I was ready for sleep, but got none.
He will have another does of meds tonight and in the morning.  Hopefully this will help but if not then we may well have to let him go.
Life can just throw so much at us sometimes that it is hard to think straight.


  1. Very sorry to hear about Garfield's illness - hope things will turn around for him and I hope you can rest!

  2. So sorry to hear about your Garfield. It is a difficult decision to know the time when to let them go but you will know. Praying that he responds well and that you can get some rest.

  3. Hi Annie, So sorry to hear your sad news. You're having enough to handle already w/o a pets illness. I pray he will recover and that you be spared making the painful decision. Hope you're able to get some rest today. Hugz!

  4. Hi Annie,
    I am so sorry about Garfield. I know what you are going through it is so hard when they are older and they get sick. I am hoping he gets better keep me posted. Hugs. Dru


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