I have shared this update on the Daily Corgi facebook page, but because some of you aren’t on facebook, I’ve decided to post it here too. With a few extra lines.
Following a long and heartfelt consultation with our wise and wonderful vet Dr. A., we have decided that Kitten Girl shall have a few more days of respite at home. My girl has visibly brightened. She is very relaxed (all that petting means no time for my housework, such a shame), and in no more pain (good meds in gravy take care of that). She has her meals and water dish delivered to her pillow-side. I knew THAT one was in the contract somewhere. 😉
She is in her home, resting here with dignity, purring and falling in and out of sleep beneath my ministering hands. I am keeping vigil over her. I am talking to her, and her gaze tells me she is listening intently. She is talking back to me again, talking as she hasn’t in some months. (Yes, she talks. And it is adorable). Her eyes have softened and her restlessness has disappeared. I will give her only medicine for comfort, and nothing in a pill or a needle. She is free of all that now. We both are. This may be the closest we have ever been to one another, and these hours are ones I will treasure for always.
“Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m gonna make this place your home
Medical care is a simple call and quick car ride away. I may opt to have assistance — perhaps help in that final passing — brought to our home, should she suddenly require it. Only one thing is certain: there will be no more suffering for my beloved cat, as I carry her into the final leg of our journey together. Whatever it looks like, I know this: we will be together.