First, in June 2008, came a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tom. In October 2008, they were joined by Tama-Chan, a ruddy Abyssinian girl kitten. The three lived so happily together, playing and cuddling in the French countryside with their mistress, known as #1. But in early January 2009, tragedy struck and Sen-Chan went to the Bridge at not yet 18 months. For a while, it was just Tom and Tama-Chan and #1, remembering sweet and gentle Sen-Chan, and the one who came before him, the fierce and noble Ikkyu. But then, in April 2009, a little red furrball, Sei-Chan, joined the family! She was followed in October 2009 by Yuu-Chan, a playful but very mellow little sorrel boy. And then Tama-Chan had kittens and little Bibi, a ruddy male, stayed with us. Sadly, we lost our beloved Yuu-Chan in September 2010, but we soldier on and live and love in our little corner of rural France. And we now have a big little brother in Vidock, a Percheron stallion, a little little brother in Genji, a blue Abyssinian, and a big little sister in Violette, a Percheron mare.
#1 here again. As promised, here is an update on Da Beebs' vet visit and blood test this morning. I am sad to say that the news is not good. We kept on hoping but the fates decided otherwise. Basically, his liver is completely shot and, in its auto-destruction, it has dragged his kidneys down with him. The kidneys are holding their own due to some great meds, but Dr. C said the only thing that could save him now is a liver transplant and that doesn't happen.
Despite all of this, Beebs is still perky and full of life and Dr. C and I decided that as long as that remains the case (he is not in any pain), then he would stay with us, loved, cared for, and treasured as he always has been. When the time comes that he does not eat at all for more than 1-2 days, then we know it will be time. He is down to 3.6 kilos from 4kg 2 weeks ago when he left hospital, so we don't think we have a w hole lot of time. He will be on prednisone, plus Semintra for his kidneys.
I cannot thank all of you enough for your unfailing support over the past 3 months. Could you please purr for him so that the transition, when it comes, is as quick and painless as possible?