Sometimes the truth is staring us in the face, and we still don’t see it.
That’s how it is with me in regards to Bubba Cat.
For the past two years, I’ve known Bubba has severe arthritis. My previous vet and I have worked together to manage his pain. He’s been on Adequan for a year now, and it seems to have helped.
But this morning I watched Bubba in action, and it finally sunk in that he’s not doing so well.
He’s not been eating much.
He’s back to using the “special” litter box in the bedroom.
He’s fighting with June Buggie.
He clings to me.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been so focused on work that I didn’t see the signs. It’s become so routine- the special feedings, the monthly shots, the washing of towels so Bubba can have a comfortable litter box when he needs it.
I have some pain pills that my old vet in Dothan gave me for those “just in case” days. I gave him one. I’ll monitor him to see if it helps. And I guess I’ll be calling the vet’s office today.
39 thoughts on “I Can’t See the Forest for the Trees”
Oh, I hope his pain goes away and may his arthritis take back…
Jen, send my love to Bubba…. I hope he is strong enough to survive and get well….
Hi Bubba – Even though you’re a cat and I really dislike cats, I dislike pain even more so I hope you can be feeling better soon. Take care (I don’t believe I just wrote that to a cat). Woof! Ray.
Bubba I hope the pain killer can chase the pains away… cross my paws for you as hard as I can…
Hope the pain diminishes. Roll on Summer and warmer weather.
Cats, dogs and people alike. Old age is the only disease, where we don’t look forward to the cure. Best of luck, Jen.
Love to Bubba. Love to you.
My love to Bubba. My sister Violet is old and arthritic with diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and some strange thyroid condition several vets haven’t been able to diagnose. And I know my moms have struggled with getting into a routine and not noticing things that come on gradually over time. But the important thing is that you are attentive and actively managing Bubba’s health. It’s so obvious you love him and care well for him. Good luck talking to the vet today. I hope they’re able to provide Bubba some relief.
So sorry – we know how tough this is
I am glad Bubba has such good company and companionship to help him through the hard days. ❤ hugs to you
Aw Bubba. Hope those pills have you feel a bit better my kitty friend.
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Whee hope the pain eases 😦
Be strong efurryone
Oh….Bubba…I hope that he feels better soon…hope the pill helps him…sending my prayers to Bubba and to you, Jen…. Hugs
I hope Bubba feels better soon. 😦 Storm sends her slobbery wishes.
Sadly age catches up with all of us. Sending healing.
Just couldn’t click like because it pains me that Bubba is not doing well. I just hope you get a good solution to help keep him comfortable with good quality. Boy, this is never easy. We’ve got two with problems like that this end. My heart’s with you, Jen. And, Bubba. Love from all of us.
*hugs* Keep us updated.
Oh, poor kitty! I so hate to see our animals suffer. I hope the pills help.
Just love him. In whatever form that takes. xoxoM
I hope he’ll get better.
Big love to you both x
I hope you get medicine that helps the pain, it’s so had for us to watch our pets hurt.
Best wishes on this, Jen. I know the feeling. It’s so difficult to gauge an animal’s pain sometimes.
My best to Bubba Cat
Awe Bless !
Poor Bubba! I hope he feels better soon. 😦 It’s so hard to watch our pets get older and knowing their lives are so much shorter than ours is so easy to forget until it’s almost time for them to take the rainbow bridge. 😦
Garry and I had one of those “old pet” conversations this morning. We decided Nan is still enjoying life and we will know when she is not. Or at least I hope we will know. Good luck.
Oh Bubba hope the pain gets better for you! It is so hard to see our animals get to be senior!
I sure hope the new/old medicine works. Meanwhile, Rumpy doesn’t seem to be bothered by the clinging…
Feel better Bubba.
Indeed we sometimes are so used to a routine with an ill animal that we sort of don’t see or don’t want to see changes..do not beat yourself up we all do it,,.hope Bubba feels a bit better soon hugs Fozziemum xx
Im sorry to hear he isnt well …
Poor fellow! They are so stoical so he must be feeling it bad. Good luck in finding something to soothe him.
It’s so hard watching our fur babies suffer with pain; Sam and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤
awwwww feel better Bubba!!!
We’re so sorry to hear that Bubba’s not doing well. Sending love, hugs, purrs and prayers to you both.
Hope Bubba is feeling better. Bd has hip problems, and I think I see it more because I only have him occasionally rather than all the time!
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