September 15, 1998 - June 23, 2010
It’s been a rough day. David and I made the decision to put Holly down… we’ve wrestled with it for the last three weeks, but it was SO hard to do. She’s been a part of our family for almost 12 years. Kale was 11 and Tyler was 9 when we got her. She was a good cat… but bless her heart, she’s struggled with obesity and was a woman on a diet her whole life. A couple of weeks ago, I took the contraption off her feeder so that she could “rob” it whenever she wanted. I just wanted her to be as happy as possible with what time she had left.
Here are a few photos I found from over the years…
Then, after work today, Ms. Charlsie called my cell. I had my hands in water, so after I dried them I tried to call her back. Her line was busy and stayed busy (she’d left it off the hook). Dave was about to leave, so he ran by to check on her and she was not well. When he got there she had all her prescriptions on the table with the lids open and pills were everywhere – I sort her meds for her in a one-week sorter and they were all mixed up and I couldn’t make heads or tails out of it . She had some pills inside the wrong bottles and everything. She couldn’t remember what had happened. I am hoping that she mixed up her doses at one point today, the other option is another mini stroke. She didn’t remember going out to the garden this morning or taking her 1 PM dose. Her blood pressure was fine. Perfect, actually. But, she was pretty shook up. We got her settled down and her memory came back to her, although she’s not clear about why she had her meds out, she did remember working in the garden and taking her bath this morning. I’m going to try to find her a one-day sorter and take her medications home with me. All I know is that it is scary to see her like that. And it’s upsetting to her too. I took her some things from the store after church this evening and she was feeling much better.
It’s been an emotional day…that’s for sure.