Thank you all, for yesterday. I’m sorry to have done a post-and-dash, but I wasn’t in the place to write an update or chat.
We had to put Pepper put down last night. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I’m at peace with it.
The ultrasound showed a stone which blocked her left ureter. There was a chance it could pass, if we gave her enough IV fluids and time, but she’d be in pain. Her right kidney, though, was enlarged and showed changes consistent with lymphoma. Her kidney function was non-existent.
When events are less “fresh”, peeps, I think I want to start a discussion about veterinarian care. You up for that? Don’t get me wrong; I’m grateful for the compassionate help we received for my kitteh, but I am puzzled by the animal health care model as our family has experienced it. I’d like to gain some insight about whether it goes amiss at times, or whether I need to adjust my expectations.
Anyway, hugs to all of you who relived your own difficult times around pet health and thanks to all of you who took the time to read and/or comment. I might be more lurky than usual, but I do appreciate it.
At least Pep’s no longer hurting. In the end, that’s what really matters.