In other news, despite the two year old with congenital kidney disease and the extremely complicated diabetic, one patient politely insists on living.
She’s a 21 year old purebred cat, who has apparently been on death’s door for five years.
And every time I see her, something’s wrong. We discuss euthanasia, and despite myself I always offer ‘just one last chance’ to respond to a treatment or therapy.
And wouldn’t you know it, it works every damn time.
Last time I put her on metacam for arthritis. The owner knows that metacam might shorten her life if she has any kidney compromise, but in their words, “Shorten it from what! She’s already 21!”
Now the cat is climbing the back of the couch and jumping up into places she hasn’t been in years, and putting on muscle.
She now seems most likely to die from falling off the top of the curtains.
One of these decades.