Monday, 10 November 2008

One of Life's blows

Not a good day today. Pissed down with rain, couldn't get anyone to have Son after football, what has happened to his popularity all of a sudden?, went to my Mum's and my bloody brother was there and now i've had a phone call from the Vet. The results have come back from the Lab and they dedect white cells, possibly luekemia. Maybe a tumour.

Why oh why does life give with one hand and take away with the other???

Vet seemed surprised Rose had changed for the better and wants me to bring her in on wednesday. He's a good bloke actually because he's not normally there on wednesday mornings but has rearranged things so he can still treat Rose. This has all become very urgent too quickly. Hate vets normally. This is because of Allastair, the vet on the Archers, he is such a miserable spineless bastard. And somehow this irrational and unprovoked hate has spread to real vets. Not fair really. But then its not fair about my cat either.

What in Gods name am i going to tell the kids? They know she's ill. But what good would it do to let them know how much? My poor rabbit George had a terrible tumour and despite the best vet care possible, he still suffered. Don't want Rosie to go through that.

Have told Husband in secret. He loves Rose passionately. And the kids heard me on the phone to the Vet apparently so Husband told them it was a stomach infection. Didn't want to lie but......

Oh Lordy......

6 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Difficult, very difficult. My advice would be, tell them the truth. They'll cope; they're more resilient than we sometimes give them credit for. Anyway, shitty situation and I'm sorry for you.

Suburbia said...

So sorry.

x

Suzysoo said...

Oh I am sorry JS. It all sounded so much more hopeful last time.I think Dotterel's right, tell them the truth. They more than likely already have a good idea anyway. Kids suss these things.

Hugs xx

Elaine said...

Oh, I'm really sorry. x

I agree that you should tell the kids the truth. Sometimes when we try to protect them, it does more harm than good. I think allowing them to deal with their feelings over this will help them (in the long term) to understand all about life, illness, death, and all those horrible things we can't do bugger all about.

Jennysmith said...

Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. Yes, its just one of those things where you cannot say "it'll be alright" to the kids or anyone.

Went to the vet today and he was bewildered by her improving behaviour and keen appitite . He now wants to talk to a specialist and will get back to me. He says these are not the signs of leukemia or a serious illness. Did another blood smear. Poor Rose!

xxx

French Fancy said...

Poor little Rosie. I don't listen to the Archers so I still have vet love. I hope they diagnose her correctly soon but in the meantime it is so rotten when animal is poorly. You've got my sympathies.