Married to the Empire

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prayer for Calvin

My furry boy isn't doing so well. He has another bladder infection, and he's built up antibiotic resistance to the strongest stuff the vet has. His kidney function has decreased, he's lost more weight, and he's developed a heart murmur. We came home from the vet's on Tuesday with an antibiotic that hasn't worked for him in the past, but we're hoping. The vet really examined the bacteria plaguing his little body, and she said it's rod shaped. This particular drug is supposed to work well on rods.

The news isn't good, and I realize our time with him is waning. Yet, once he was home again with me, he just purred his little heart out and stuck to me like glue. Tonight he made a pest of himself, as he wanted our chicken from dinner. Later I had him running through the house, chasing after some of Doogie's yarn. In spite of the poor diagnosis, he's telling me not to give up on him because he has life left in him, and he intends to live it.

I intend to let him.

*Please pray for my baby if you're not opposed to praying for animals. Specifically, pray that the antibiotic will work, and he'll get some relief from these constant bladder infections. He's already battling kidney disease; I'd love it if he didn't have to work to fight infections, too.


Allison said...

I'm praying for your little one, and for his parents.

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Thank you, Allison. That means a lot!

Jen said...

Praying for you all.

Sue said...

I can't imagine how hard this must be. I'm praying for you guys and Calvin! God cares about the sparrows, so I think I can safely say he cares about Calvin!

Amy W said...

Poor Calvin. :( I'll be praying for him AND Parker - the cat across the street with kidney disease.

Beth said...

Oh no! Poor Calvin. We're praying here for you all, too. Hope he is feeling better soon.