I wanted this to be a happy post, introducing you to sweet little Alyce who I adopted two weeks ago today. Mom and I were at the local Petsmart, when I heard her talking to the local rescue lady. “Kelly, come here!” she said excitedly. When I came over, the rescue lady was holding the sweetest little manx girl named Alyce.
Alyce and I fell in love at first site. She had come from a horrible situation of neglect and abuse with two other kitties I was told. Had been full of fleas and starved. Her foster Mom was just bringing her in so she could be put up for adoption. Alyce sat in my arms and fell asleep.
Alyce came home to her “palace”– the spare bedroom–and settled right in. She was happy, eating well, but I noticed everywhere she would lay smelled like urine. She was using the box ok, but then I saw her leave a puddle of urine when she stood up and stretched. Off to the vet we went. My poor little girl had a raging UTI. Antibiotics, pain meds, urinary diet, urinary dietary supplements, and multiple boxes so she wouldn’t have to run to get to her box.
She took it all in stride, loving our time together and all the attention. Sweet, gentle, content to be in a home of her own. Still she ran to the box multiple times with little or no results, then would nap and leave a puddle. Back to the vet, dreading this visit, I knew in my heart things were much more than an infection. Lab, x-rays, ultrasound–Alyce’s bladder was badly enlarged, not contracting, severe cystitis, large blood in her urine….My vet, her vet husband and the vet they work with all sat down with me and discussed Alyce’s poor long term prognosis–probable nerve damage to bladder, worsening infections, more pain, renal failure, spiraling circle, never getting better…they had called the vet college even and had gotten no good news/prognosis. The decision wa made to save my sweet angel this painful life, and I sent my new baby over the bridge Sept. 30th.
Our time was short, but my love was strong.
To the Moon Alyce…I love you to the Moon!