CC I too am sorry for your kitty, I lost a 15 year old to cancer this last summer and its never easy.
Hey all well when it rains it pours. No news from my family on Grandpa yet today, but last night went much much better than we thought it would. Considering he was sun downing and yelling and quite aggravated before getting to the Manor... St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville. Anyway it seems quite a wonderful place and very peaceful and calm. Unfortunately all of the other people in the Alzheimer's area are worse off than Grandpa, but he will be taken out for activities to the assisted living part. Upon entering the building in the assisted living part before walking to the Alzheimer's wing(which only houses about 8 people I blieve) Grandpa entered and with as much fanfare as could be announced, "Ladies and Gentlemen!", with a waving of his arms. Lol we had set up his room with trinkets and his furniture and he seemed very much at peace last night. He even knew everyone's names of the family that was there. I can only say that must be a God thing and I feel safe knowing the nuns there and the staff will care for him the way he deserves. They even made sure all of us got dinner and I'm very grateful to them. Only time will tell how he will adjust so continued prayers for that would be appreciated. Thank you guys.
Now the reason I said when it rains it pours, my sheltie, Molly has gone quite lame overnight. She has been mildly sore which I thought was from our great dane, Bella, accidentally rolling her and stepping on her while they were playing. I now believe it is Lyme's disease as three weeks ago she had a tick on her belly. Idk what the vet will say, she has an appointment at 5 but I feel certain it is Lyme's disease. Shelties like some other breeds are at an increased risk for kidney problems due to Lyme's disease. If you would also pray for my Molly please for a swift and full recovery I would appreciate it. I will let you all know what the vet says after the appointment.
Idk how much more I can take this seems to be the year that just keeps kicking my butt. I already lost my 15 year old kitty, we've had every problem imaginable with the chickens, we went with to put my Grandma's sheltie, Lassie, down as she had cancer(We had lived with and helped care for her for 3+ years), we had freak accidents with a couple of the chickens, and Grandpa and now Molly.