Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Childhood's End

Mostly, this is an update on BeeGee.  The results of his xray yesterday are that he has major arthritis in his spine, especially his cervical spine and neck.  Poor bubie.  I can't imagine how much pain he's been in for so long.  Cats, as you cat lovers know, are extremely stoic, they bear their pain until they've got one foot virtually in the grave.  He'd also lost a lot of weight just recently because the pain made him stop eating anything more than a bite or two a day.

The vet gave him a steroid shot yesterday that should last for two weeks, and several cans of Urgent Care food that he's already eaten a lot of.  We're hopeful that the one shot will get him on his way to healing and recovery.  But if he needs additional pain management, of course he'll get that when the time comes. 

BeeGee is an elderly cat now.  To be honest, he is the first being in my life whom I'll be shepherding through old age and death.  So I expect there to be life lessons for me in the coming months and years. 

I'm gonna lay low for a few days, regroup, get my own creative routine back on track.

Have a good week.


Spinnerholm said...

Hang in there. Beegee is lucky to have you!
Lots of love your way,

Dortesjs said...

Ohh sorry to read about BeeGee, hang in there my friend.
sending you love

Jacki Long said...

Glad for you both to have each other and some good news.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Creative routine...good for both of you. It is always better to know what you are facing then being in doubt. Best summer days ahead!

john said...

Your cat is so lucky to have you during this difficult period of life. You are lucky to have it as well. Glad you have art, too. It is grounding. :-)

phann son said...

Ohh sorry to read about BeeGee, hang in there my friend.