Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bad News

On my last post Zinnia was the first picture I posted - her eight year old portrait, if you will. Today her life is not assured. This morning she was having trouble walking. We took her to the pet hospital as soon as we could get her there. It is obvious that the problem is neurological and the doctor confirmed our fears. She has rapid eye movement, low temp, and her left front leg seems to be involved. Long story short - Doctor gave her an IV of prednisone, a regular shot of the same, and meds to take for the next five days. If, at that time, she's no better we have to face and accept the fact that she'll leave us. I am sorry to say that I have little hope for improvement. (The words stroke and brain tumor were used.)

Judy, when you read this I hope you aren't too sad. Zinnia was your baby and she has become ours. Pa and I are doing all we can for her. She isn't in pain and has a good bed with water and food by her side. She's in the foyer between the sunroom and the screen porch. She is laying by the french door and is being still.

Harry and I will be the best caretakers we can. Will post again when things settle down.


happyone said...

Oh so sorry. That is so sad! It sounds like you are taking very good care of her!

I'm glad James is so happy with his sunflower seeds. It is such a pleasure to do this small thing that means so much to him.

Brad said...

I'm sorry dear. It sounds like she's not suffering so that's good. Give her a pet or two for me. Poor thing. Fingers crossed on her recovery.

Tee said...

I am so sorry. Just don't let her suffer.


nothing worse then knowing pain is within an animal and they can't express it like you and I.

My thoughts to zinnie
paws are crossed to be placed in His Hands.

Cheryl said...

You must be so sad about this. What a wonderful name for your kitty. Zinnia. I love that.

Sending good thoughts your way.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Sending good thoughts for the kitty. Its so hard to watch an animal when she's sick. I had a cat once who made a full recovery from a stroke and lived five years afterward.

Smocha said...

Oh, I am so sad for you. I know how much our pets are like family. I hope she is pain free and content ,whichever way it goes.


SOUL: said...

wow-- so that's what happened? happened to my mjidnight too-- but not so severe-- they also said she may have had a seizure. (more than one over the next few years) that caused similar symptoms--of the ones she had. it is so sad to watch our pets go through things when they can't tell us what they are going through.

big texas hugs to you mary--

i hope the big Z gets better real fast-