Still on the subject of Pixie

Pixie seems to be a little better today, after an apparent downward swing on Wednesday. She came out herself when she saw I was feeding Possum, to claim her share and later this evening, she even went of her own accord to her food bowl and ate some of the dry food. I haven’t yet seen her drinking but she has been to the bathroom and I checked afterwards and saw some wet clumps. She is still receiving subcutaneous liquid infusions, so even if she isn’t drinking yet, it’s not a disaster – and I’m sure she will start drinking, now that she’s eating the dry food. I scarcely dare allow myself to hope – she is, after all, sixteen years old already and has kidney disease – but at least I’ve emerged from the total despair that gripped me at the beginning of the week.

Shabbat Shalom to you all.

About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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3 Responses to Still on the subject of Pixie

  1. meowmeowmans says:

    Such wonderful and hopeful news. We will keep purring and praying for Pixie.

    Shabbat shalom.

  2. I hope this is a turning point. I can’t imagine how you’re giving her the infusions. Kassey wouldn’t allow it, but we’ve only know each other for 4 years now, this month. I’m still praying for Pixie and her brother.
    Shabbat Shalom to you as well, Shimona.

    • Actually, she has been surprisingly good about the infusions. They’re subcutaneous infusions, of course, not intravenous.
      Thank you for the prayers – she still needs them, because there might still be a relapse – although today, she carried on eating and drinking and “doing her business”. Not much, but it’s a start.
      And of course, we mustn’t forget that, according to the vet, Possum too has kidney disease although he is only at the very start of Stage 1. With the proper diet, he should be all right.
      Hugs to you and Kassey from the three of us.

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