Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Dolly



This is Dolly.

She is about 16 years old and I have had her since she was a kitten.

We lost her brother last year just before Christmas because of renal failure.

Now Dolly has been diagnosed with it.

She isn't feeling very well these days and has lost a lot of weight. Medications that the doctors had her on have killed her appetite and I am struggling with my anxiety over this. Struggling so much that I have broken down and asked my own doctor for something for anxiety as I am having trouble coping. Part of this is due to my past mental breakdown. I always knew there would be something that might trigger it again and Dolly's illness is it.

She doesn't seem to be in any pain and I won't go through what we did with Deeb last year. It is just not fair.

At the moment I am doing everything I can for Dolly and I don't feel much like blogging. When the mood strikes and perhaps while Dolly is napping - I'll get on with the story. Until then - pray for Dolly and for me too.

34 comments:

BT said...

Poor you aims. It is so hard when one of our pets is ill, or we lose them. I have been through this too. I struggled over whether I should have tried harder to prolong the life of our cat Maisie, but she was miserable and couldn't eat, so I just hope we made the right decision.

My heart goes out to you.

Gina
x

Leatherdykeuk said...

*hugs*

Nothing I can say, but I do understand.

softinthehead said...

Me too- been there and it is not a happy place - ((hugs)) to you aims :)

San said...

You and Dolly are in my prayers. She's a beautiful creature, Aims.

Mean Mom said...

I'm so sorry to read about Dolly. We have kept cats since 1976 and I know how devastating it is to lose one for whatever reason. I wish you all well and will be thinking of you.

lisaschaos said...

I'm sorry about Dolly. :( She is beautiful!!

Beckie said...

I'm sending positive thoughts, vibes and prayers to you and Dolly.

david mcmahon said...

Dolly is in our thoughts. You too.

dND said...

Oh aims, my heart goes out to you and Dolly.

My cats have been a lifeline for me during my breakdown and recovery. My eldest, Snowy is now 12 and I regard every day with her as a bonus, but no matter how much I try and prepare myself for the inevitable, I know it will be hard.

So hugs from France, my thoughts are with you both.

Deborah x

Moonroot said...

Oh Aims, I'm so sorry. I know just how awful it is to lose a beloved pet. Sending you and Dolly hugs and my prayers.

Potty Mummy said...

What a gorgeous looking cat, Aims.

rosiero said...

aims - I am so sorry to hear about Dolly, but have the following advice.... My dog-walking friend in the park has a cat with chronic renal failure and I found this link for her which she found very helpful.

http://www.felinecrf.org/

It is an American site with all sorts of useful advice and other links. Try it - it may give you some hope. Love rosiero x

Junebug said...

Oh, I will say a prayer for you and Dolly. I love cats.

Anonymous said...

Dolly is beautiful. Hugs to you. Margie

CrazyCath said...

Awwwww (((hugs)))) for you and for Dolly. She is beautiful and sits prim and proper just like my Bubble does. I lost Tinker just before Christmas (2002) and I had her for 15 years. It is so hard.

I feel for you. You just take care of yourself. Your friend knows you are doing your best for her.
Hugs and prayers your way.

Valleys Mam said...

Having just lost a cat I had for 22 years recently,I understand how you feel. But thats one of the things we have to accept if we keep pets. Every time we loose one,I say no more, but I always relent. Now we have another sweet cat that we have adopted as she had no home and she has settled with the other two cats and large bouncy german shepherd we have.
You will do whats right for Dolly Aims of that I am sure

Daryl said...

Aw sweetie, you know I am here for you ..

Gus & Rosie send their love to Dolly

:-Daryl

Dianne said...

something made me come here today. funny eh?

My sweet JR was 16 when he moved on. Healthy as a horse his whole life but for the last year. He was the goodest creature there was, just a mush of grey furry love.

The thing I figured out sweetie is that we wrap ourselves in these lovely animals because they bring so much unconditional love - and they're a hoot to watch.

When they get sick or suffer or leave us it is a bit like that wake up slap. It made so many things that were hurtful in the world feel stronger to me. Any one loss brings with it pieces of all the loss that came before.

I am so sure that animals pass on to such a wonderful place. How could they not, being such pure souls. I know JR is there - never having to use the litter box again lol - he hated peeing, odd isn't it?

You have my e-mail and all my love. My Siren and Mia send love as well. As does JR. He's always hanging out in my heart.

Akelamalu said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're not coping Aims and that Dolly's health is failing. I know what it's like to have a beloved pet so poorly that there's only one option. :(

I'm sending positive vibrations and oodles of Reiki healing to you both m'dear. x

TSannie said...

Blessings to you both...and do take care, Aims.

You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maggie May said...

Oh, poor Dolly and poor you. So many cats seem to get this wretched renal failure.
I lost two of mine through the same thing. Its a problem with having animals, the heart ache when they come to the end of their health & lives.
I have never got another animal since losing my last three. Couldn't face it.
((Hugs)) and prayers. X

A Spot of T said...

I hope both you and Dolly are doing better. A rough few days for sure! Hugs to both of you.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

It's horrible. My old dear has the same problem. Hugs.

Stinking Billy said...

aims, baby, just remember, she could be in worse hands.

Melanie said...

Hi Aims, it's bound to bring up past feelings. It's all about letting go, changes, and grieving. None of those are easy with or without other issues still in the background. Hugs

Breezy said...

Poor Dolly and poor you Aims sending hugs for both of you

Lehners in France said...

Aims, I know I've not been around much! She had stones, which she passed? I take it you have definitely had her checked for cystitis? Very common in aged females. Very painful, anti-biotics and pain-killers req'd.

You know in your heart of hearts that you have given her a wonderful life, a lot of cats don't get a chance. Wishing you all well. Massive hugs from across the ocean. Debs ((((XXX))))

BT said...

How is Dolly doing aims?

Lane said...

I'm so sorry for you and poor Dolly. There's nothing I can say to help but I know how it is to have a sick pet and decisions to make. It never gets any easier.

Thinking of you Aims and your lovely girl.

Cheryl said...

Aims,
So very, very sorry about Dolly. It is so very painful to see a pet sick and know how it will end up. She is beautiful and I wish I had a huge magic wand to make it better. Then, don't we all.

Sending cyber hugs to you.

bermudabluez said...

Oh aims....I am so very sorry to hear that you and Dolly both are not doing very well. Believe me, I do know what that is like and my heart goes out to you. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to you both!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Hi Aims, terrible when our beloved pets become ill. You have been a wonderful mummy to her. She's a beautiful creature. Lots of hugs to you from Amy and me.

CJ xx

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