It's hard to be me

Hurty Frankie

April 10th 2007 8:40 am
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Right now, I'm not doing so good.
In fact, my human friends had to take me back to the Mission Pet Hospital in San Francisco on Monday because i need some help from the nice doctors there.
See, i was born with a condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease, which basically means i have cysts on my kidneys. Humans can get this disease too.
I didn't know i had this disease until a few months ago, when my human friends began noticing i was losing weight and not eating as much as i used to.
The doctors finally figured it out after running some ultrasounds on my belly.

For the last 2 months, my human friends have been giving me subcutaneous fluids (with a needle - ouch!), as well as antibiotics for the first month and something for my belly to help it digest.

I had been doing relatively OK there for awhile but suddenly in the last week, i lost my appetite again, had problems using the litter box and became extremely lethargic. I have lost more weight too.
I so want to get better. But i have to admit i'm having a hard time right now.
I miss being able to go outside and getting into mischief like when i climb the fence and investigate the neighbor's yard, much to the chagrin of my human friends.
I miss my friend, The Kitty, who definitely gets on my nerves from time to time, but overall i do love her very much. She is really good about licking my face and belly and keeping me clean.
We like to lay together sometimes, especially when we're cold.
The Kitty has a big belly i like to nestle my nose into.

I sure hope i get better again.
I'm really trying.
I know how much my human friends love and care for me.
And i appreciate them so much.

Being sick isn't so fun, either.
Last time, i didn't like that stupid IV they put in my leg and tried to take that out.
But i also know that they're just trying to make me better, so i am doing my best to accommodate.

I'd really appreciate it if you send me positive thoughts and energy right now. I need all the help and strength i can right now.

My human friends are really worried about me right now.
My kidneys aren't doing so hot.

I'm really trying.

I want to go back home and sit it in the morning sunlight in my human's front window.
And watch the birdies fly around or various other humans that walk by on the sidewalk.
I want to curl up in a ball with my friend The Kitty and watch some TV with my human friends.

I'm really trying.

 
 

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