Sunday Update on Pixie

I wish I hadn’t let myself get my hopes up. Pixie’s blood tests today showed no improvement on those from last Tuesday and one of the parameters, creatinine, was even slightly higher (though not as high as on Sunday, when I first took her in to the vet).  Also, she has a slight inflammation of her front paw,  where she had the needle in from the IV infusion she had at the vet. It seems her condition has stabilised at the present levels. So we have to face the fact that she has Stage 3 kidney disease and will require subQ infusions (which I can give her at home) once or twice a week from now on.

No-one can say how much time she has left but the important thing is, however long (or short) a time it is, she should have a good life. So far, at least the acute outbreak seems to be behind us – although, since our return from the vet, she has been very quiet and subdued. Tomorrow evening, we shall return to the vet to remove the bandage on her paw. Maybe then, we shall be somewhat the wiser.

I am trying very hard not to cry. Since I am not succeeding, I shall end this post now.

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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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5 Responses to Sunday Update on Pixie

  1. Patricia says:

    Shimona, I’m away from home, right now, at a book festival, but have been reading about your Pixie…hoping for a peaceful time for her and for you…it’s sad when there isn’t much we can do for the ones we love so much…

  2. All you can do is love Pixie as much as you can, as long as you can. Purrrrrrring for you and Pixie.

  3. GreatGranny says:

    I’m so sorry and I know your girl can feel the love from you. I hope and pray that the next v-e-t visit will be hopeful.

  4. Jenna and Sissy says:

    Our mommy sends her love and we send our purrs for Pixie.

  5. Rebekah Vise says:

    Hello Webmaster, I saw your very moving posts on Pixie and I thought I saw an opportunity to spam your website. But since you caught me and beat me at my own game, I have to admit that you are too clever for me. But your blog IS wonderful.

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