Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When MIA doesn't mean Missing In Action

Hello Friends:

Yes it really is me.  I know, I know.  Where have I been?  Well, I have been dealing with a very sick little cat.  As you guys know; or maybe you didn't, Rocky was diagnosed with Feline CRF.  In layman's terms it means his kidney's are giving out. 

So I haven't really been missing in action so much as I have been on My Intermission Away.  (Applause sign lights up.)

I've had a very difficult time coming to terms with this and it has made my on-line presence seem unimportant as of late.  Or at least for the time being. 

Obviously we are trying to spend as much time with him as we can since we are sure his time is limited to days and not necessarily months now. 

I thought it would be easier this way.  The knowing that he is going to be leaving us soon, but I can honestly tell you that's just a big load of BS.  The knowing has not helped. Or at least it hasn't helped me.  I think it would almost be better if we had just woken up one morning, noticed something was amiss and taken him to the vet only to find out that he was already in the final stage. 

But no, I have to be a conscientious pet owner and take my cats in regularly.  Of course we diagnosed it early.  Unfortunately, we can't cure it.  He will die of this disease and there is nothing I can do.

Frustration anyone?

I will try to pop in from time to time and maybe even make an appearance on twitter.  I know ALERT my twitterati.  They will be so thrilled. 
"Dammit, this is me smiling."  Rocky after a long photo shoot.

And if you pray, say one for Rocky.


Linda G. said...

Aw, Kelly. I am so sorry. Some things just plain suck, and this is one of them. I'll send up some prayers for Rocky. *hugs*

Jeffe Kennedy said...

I'm sorry too. And - forgive me, I don't know details - are you supplementing with Taurine? Brought my kidney disease kitty back from the brink.

abby mumford said...


i'll keep you all in my thoughts.