Tough Times

Peach in 2011

I haven’t had much heart for blogging this week because my cat, Peach, is very sick. For about a year now, she’s had trouble keeping food down and has lost more and more weight. I switched her to premium grain-free food, in case she had an allergy or something, but it didn’t help much. In November, I suddenly realized that she was way too skinny and took her to the vet. Since then, she’s had multiple tests and even X-rays, and we’re no closer to discovering the problem. We’ve ruled out the typical cat diseases. She is now down to six pounds. :( I’m waiting for more test results from another vet visit yesterday, but I’m not optimistic that they’ll reveal anything. In the meantime, despite some shot-in-the-dark treatment, Peach seems to be going downhill fast. It’s emotionally exhausting to know that your pet is suffering and there’s probably not much more you can do for her (short of going broke on specialists and increasingly expensive tests that might not even help). Especially when she’s such a sweet cat, and only eight years old. This limbo period is terrible. I feel anxious and sad about her all the time. I also feel prepared for parenthood after some of the messes I’ve had to clean up in recent weeks. I’m still praying for a breakthrough, but it doesn’t look good.

Thankfully my other cat, Gandalf, is still as healthy as a horse (and almost as big as one too). And I’m finally starting to feel good again myself after being sick for months! But I’m very upset about my Peachy.

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7 Responses to Tough Times

  1. Erin Perry says:

    Oh, Brenda that’s s so sad. You can count on me to pray for you. Hugs!

  2. R says:

    So sorry about your cat! That is very sad. I’ll pray she pulls thru. Glad to hear you’re feeling better health wise.

  3. Milissa says:


    I am SO SORRY to hear this. You are already a parent…a fur baby parent. I know it’s not exactly the same thing because you are not raising a human…but this cat is like your baby. Look at all you are doing to try to make her better. Plus, I would bet money that non-pet people do not understand how emotionally exhausted and sad and helpless you feel right now because your cat is sick. :( I am so sorry. I am right there with you…hoping the vet will figure it out and sending get well wishes into the universe for Peach.


  4. Ashley says:

    I’m so sorry, Brenda! That is hard. I’m hoping you have gotten some answers by now. Hugs to you!

  5. Praying for sweet Peach, for you, and for the vet. (hugs)

  6. gator618 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear Peach isn’t doing better. I hope you get some news (hopefully good) because I know how those furry ones become a huge part of our lives. {{{hugs}}}

  7. whitt_amy says:

    SO sorry to hear that Peach still isn’t doing well! Hugs.

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