Jobu made it to 2020. It hasn’t been that weird with him gone. I think it’s because we moved six months ago. I don’t associate many places in this house with Jobu. I expect his fuzzy head to come sticking up from the stairs when I come in the front door. I expect him to be following me into the kitchen to beg for food, and I expect him to be a little sleeping ball in his bed.
The sweet thing was that the worse he felt the more he wanted to snuggle with me. He spent the entirety of his last night laying against me.
To help Jobu I have been giving him subcutaneous fluid treatments. Jobu has been pretty good about getting the treatments. He gets a little squirrly about half way through and sometimes I have to use another needle. It seems to help. He been very snuggly lately and wants to spend almost all the time laying in my lap getting pets and purring.
For about a year my Mom has been in the market for a new car. It’s hard for her to get the time to get out of the house to do anything let alone deal with a car salesman. She finally pulled it off though. She bought the car without seeing it. She claims the red color is so she can find it easily in a parking lot. I think she just wanted a fancy race car.
Jobu’s hanging in there and is being very snuggly and purry.
On Tuesday I grabbed a tired Jobu and put him in his carrier. He didn’t protest until we got in the car. Then the yowling began. It ended by the time we got to the vets office. Jobu handled the visit like a trooper. He let the tech and the vet handle him and seemed curious to know what was going on.
After the checkup and hearing the symptoms (losing weight and fur but acting normal), the vet thought it was probably a thyroid problem which can be a problem in older cats. The took a blood sample for test to be sure and told me they would have the results by Friday.
They called me late on Wednesday night to tell me the results. It wasn’t a thyroid problem His thyroid numbers were normal. It was chronic kidney disease. His little kitten kidneys are failing. It’s very common in older cats. There isn’t much that can be done. Some stuff to make his remaining time better. He seems to be doing ok. He doesn’t know what’s going on. I’m giving him more snuggles than he wants.
Thursday was Thanksgiving and a bunch how the clan got together. My brothers, nephews and nieces were all there to eat lots of food.
I’m thankful that 15 years ago Jobu picked me out to be his human and that we have had so many good years together.
As I write this Jobu sleeps curled up in his bed ignoring the strangers in his home. My brother and sister-in-law are staying here over the Thanksgiving break . He’s doing ok dealing with the stress.
Won’t he isn’t doing well with is being old. I noticed he’s lost a lot of weight and has been drinking a lot of water. He’s definitely struggling with energy and seems down. I’ve made an appointment for him at the kitteh doctor on Tuesday.
I’m posting this Tuesday morning before I take him. Hoping for the best but we will see. I’ll probably leave you all hanging until next week.