I sometimes think I only cope because of my wonderfull husband and son....
Last week we had to have one of my beloved cats put to sleep, we found him paralised from the mid back down, he was dragging himself along the floor with his front paws, lost all control of his tail and bowels, the vet did try but sadly it turned out that he had a blood clot in his spine which had cut off his nervous system and luckily tho he could feel nothing, so was not in pain, his temp did not even register witin a few hours, so we knew there was no hope.
It absolutly broke my heart as we rescued him 14 years ago from a canal, half dead with cat flu and pneumonia and 2 vets said he stood no chance, but we tried and after a lot of treatment he pulled through, we loved him to bits and he went on to live a wonderful life!
Anyway I was so upset that I cried my eyes out, and never a good idea with me as crying always brings on an attack, this attack was so severe tho that apparently i stopped breathing and was rushed to hosp and once again vented, luckily due to the quick reactions of paramedics etc I was ok, and got home last night, but it was the things that my family did that got me through. I had only just got home from hosp too, prob why it took it out of me like it did, but I have the fantastic medical staff to thank a lot for.
My family sorted everything out for me, so I did not have to face it when I got well, we have now got a lovely memorial stone coming so we can put him to rest under his fav tree in the garden, again for this I am so grateful.
Obviously i missed mothers day, and my son bought me my fav flowers and then took pics of them as I could not have them in ICU, made me a wonderful cake etc... and wrote some amazing stuff to me on fb.
Without him and of course Alex I could not cope with my life and all its ups and downs that it seems to be throwing me at the minutes, and its the little things that when you are well you take so much for granted and mostly not even notice, that you see as HUGE things that mean so much when you are ill..... so to them I say a BIG thankyou, keep up the little gestures as these things really keep me going xxxxx