Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Sweet Carter


This weekend I noticed that Carter was not feeling well. He was not eating, drinking or visiting the box. If Carter is not interested in food something is very wrong. He is my sweet 22 pound 6 year old cat, that I rescued from a filthy home in 2002 along with his sister Katie. Anyway, I took Carter to the vet on Sunday and they did some blood work. The inside of his mouth is covered in ulcers, so the vet told me to bring him back on Monday and they would clean his teeth. I dropped him off on Monday morning and as I was pulling into the parking lot at work the vet called. His bloodwork had come back and it was not good. Carter was in kidney failure which is common in cats but very uncommon for such a young cat. They put him on iv fluids and an antibiotic. I went to see him twice on Monday and he is pitiful. The vet I normally see called me today and said they wanted to monitor him one more day in the rare case it is a severe kidney infection, but more than likely it is a congenital kidney disease. Tomorrow may be my Carter's last day on earth. I am very sad and upset. Before Jeff and I got married, I didn't come home to an empty house, I came home to Katie and Carter. They are my family and I am so attached. I am so thankful the Lord gave me Carter and I have loved everyday with him. He has brought me so much joy!!! Say a prayer for me and my sweet Carter.

5 comments:

Whitney said...

How sad! I will definitely say a prayer for you. Justin and I definitely know what it's like to be attached to animals. Ours are like children, too. In fact, I told my dog, Rez, that I wish she were my kid instead of my dog. I can't bear the thought of losing my pups. I know you must be sad. Here's to hoping for a miracle!

hicksfamilycircus said...

OH Em. I know how much you love those Kitties. I hope it all turns out ok. Love you!!

Penter Party of Three said...

I am so sorry. I know you are very sad. Please keep us posted. I'll be thinking about you.

::The Grizzles:: said...

Oh Emily! I am so sorry to hear/read this. I completely understand how our cats can become our babies. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Bethany said...

Hey EJ,
I am so sorry to hear about little Carter. I know that is hard and I am thinking about you! Love, B

We just want to play

We just want to play

Connor and Cecil have Carter cornered

Connor and Cecil have Carter cornered

I just want to be friends

I just want to be friends

Staring contest with Connor and Carter

Staring contest with Connor and Carter

Connor and Jeff Playing Fetch

Connor and Jeff Playing Fetch

Connor's Red Mouse

Connor's Red Mouse

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary!!

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We love the Olympics!!

Sweet Babies

Sweet Babies
Jeff's mother's sweet baby kittens.