Originally Posted by Momofmany
Now Emily is at the vet's, waiting on her blood work to return. They suspect either kidney or liver failure. They are keeping her to monitor her food and water intake and output, as it is so difficult to do for a single cat in a household of many. The best way to describe Emily is by understanding the "Pengy" story. She bonds with me and some of the cats in the house, but is a terribly shy girl.
I'm just stunned. I don't know if I'm jinxed or a bad mom. We lost Tigger last month (cardiomyopathy), Shep earlier this year (stroke) and Bogart last year (CRF). My d*mn intuition is telling me that we will soon loose Emily. My intuition is unfortunately usually right.
I am beating myself up real bad right now. None of the illnesses for any of these cats are related in any way, but there is a deep down nag that perhaps there is an underlying stress in the household from having so many that is putting stress on these cats and bringing on illness that they wouldn't have if they lived in a lesser cat household. For the first time in my life, I'm seriously considering adopting some of my babies out so that they can live a better life with fewer cats.
I know - deep breath and wait for the blood work to return.