Oliver: Update #1: The Plan

After a lot of thought and heartache, Maribeth and I have come up with a game plan.

The vet's outlook was bleak. She said she believes he may have 2 days at the most. He hasn't been eating and that is definitely not a good sign. So without food, even if he fights this thing, he's not going to make it. His liver and kidneys could be infected already (from not eating).

So to put Oliver's needs first, we've decided to schedule an appointment with the vet to have him put to sleep. That appointment is set for Thursday evening. So what the plan is is this:

Tonight I'm going to force feed him some wet food. He needs to eat. There's no denying that. If he keeps that down, that's a good start. Then we see how he's doing tomorrow night and force feed him again. If that stays down, the appointment gets canceled and we take it one step at a time.

If I force feed him tonight and he can't keep that down, then we keep the appointment and just make him as comfortable as possible.

Wish us luck and keep the Swarrs (especially the little furry ones) in your prayers.

I'll let you know how it goes...check back for more posts.


Lamar The Revenger said...

michelle says he's the best kitty ever. i agree. what you have to do is the hardest descision ever. our thoughts are prayers are with you. if you need ANYTHING, call us. oliver might not like me picking him up, but i wish i coud hold him one last time and pet that soft fur and stare into those eyes and tell him its gonna be alright. remember, we're there for you and especially Maribeth.

Amanda said...

Oh Kids, I'm so sorry to hear about the kitty. We were big kitty people on the hill growing up, so I understand the companionship that the little furry guys can provide. Merrilybeth, I hope you are okay. Call me if you want to chat, sweetie.