I thought I did everything to ensure the best for FeLV+/DM Mia, which we rescued 2 months ago from the street, very skinny. Learnt to test her BG morning and night, do injections, gave her the best food…
Almost felt like a personal failure, which is very rare for me. most of the time just felt like, as long as we tried our best, is ok, taking care of Mia led me to many reflections, e.g.
- Sometimes I feel frustrated when rescuers think we MUST take these very hard cases, but do they know how expensive and hard it is to care for her?
- How do we know if a life is worth saving, but she has so much good vibe, energy and love…….
- do they really know that we are giving her all these injection and blood check for her gd, just like chronically ill kids, I mean would they rather die instead? And many more…..
The nurse told me just this week, another DKA cat patient didn't make it.
I also DKA a few years ago, vomited many times, I thought I had food poisoning, nth 2 bad, by the time I went to, A&E, they took me to ICU directly, no need cat 1, 2, 3, 4…….
Mia will need to stay a few days too if all is well…. V expensive of coz, but not just me, shes blessed with so much love since the day she’s rescued.
Shes partially unfortunate, but partially very lucky. Shining with glitters of humanity, if its sth visible.