Thursday, May 7, 2009
Doogie was sleeping in the basket of quilts when Calvin joined him. Doogie stood his ground for once, which surprised both me and Calvin. Calvin is just used to Doogie giving him whatever he wants! Doogie didn't look too thrilled with Calvin plopped on top of him, but he tolerated it. I figure that since Calvin is such a lightweight now, it doesn't bother Doogie as much as it used to.
And that leads into my update on Calvin's health, which isn't too good. He went to the vet last week for a kidney checkup. He's lost more weight, has a bladder infection, his blood pressure is up, and kidney function is down. Not good.
He came home with 3 different pills: an antibiotic, a probiotic, and blood pressure medication. I believe the last 2 are permanent prescriptions. None of us is enjoying the pilling process, but he's pretty easy to drug these days. He doesn't fight as much as he used to, for which I'm grateful.
All of this dredges up the reminder of his mortality. While he's still acting like he feels fine (other than occasionally peeing on stuff due to the bladder infection), I realize that we're looking at limited time with him. That absolutely breaks my heart.
But no matter how much longer I have left with him, I feel blessed to have him. Pets really do add something special to life.