White Light & Prayers Needed For Blair, And His Parents

I need some magic.

Blair, the second cat with cancer, is starting to go downhill. It’s hard to tell whether or not this is just a bad patch or whether or not this is The End. He’s not eating right, has a mouth infection, and is just generally starting to have that shadowy presence.

The kicker is, Dan’s sister is getting married Friday. We have to leave Thursday morning, and we won’t be home until Saturday. We’ve already cut this as fine as we can so he’s here alone as little as possible. A neighbor will be coming regularly to feed and check on the cats and Blair especially. He’ll be sequestered in a safe space where he can’t get into trouble or hide. (Boarding him isn’t an option. He gets very stressed when he’s boarded, and that won’t help a thing.)

We have the medication schedule worked out to a fine dance step. We have the food at idealized maximum. He’s still drinking, which is an excellent sign. I can coax food into him before we go so that even if he doesn’t want to eat while we’re gone, he won’t starve. Even so, anybody who wants to say kitty prayers or make an offering to Bast, we would be very grateful.

I’m okay with him needing to go when he needs to go. But man, if he could hold off until next week, that would be so much better.

And I am so ready to be done with cats with cancer.

18 Comments on “White Light & Prayers Needed For Blair, And His Parents

  1. I’m really, really sorry if this doesn’t help. Feel free to delete this comment and howl at me.
    I really hope Blair is okay for weeks, months, as long as possible. I really hope he makes it until you’re safely back. But I do also know that sometimes cats choose to die alone. It is part of being a cat, and sometimes it is truly, truly what they want. I hope this doesn’t happen for Blair, because I know how much you love him and he loves you. But if it does, please don’t feel bad and please don’t feel that you abandoned him. You may have given him what he needed most.
    You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Xxx

  2. I’m really, really sorry if this doesn’t help. Feel free to delete this comment and howl at me.
    I really hope Blair is okay for weeks, months, as long as possible. I really hope he makes it until you’re safely back. But I do also know that sometimes cats choose to die alone. It is part of being a cat, and sometimes it is truly, truly what they want. I hope this doesn’t happen for Blair, because I know how much you love him and he loves you. But if it does, please don’t feel bad and please don’t feel that you abandoned him. You may have given him what he needed most.
    You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Xxx

  3. Sending good vibes that Blair gets everything he needs while you’re off doing the chicken dance. And that you get everything you need to enjoy yourselves.
    Congratulations to your sister!

  4. Sending good vibes that Blair gets everything he needs while you’re off doing the chicken dance. And that you get everything you need to enjoy yourselves.
    Congratulations to your sister!

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