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.