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sad sunday.

The funeral’s been bounced to Wednesday because the family decided to cremate Mike. Therefore, Matt and I came home from Michigan on Sunday. But what we found was sad. Cheddar was lethargic, weak (shaky legs), painful to the touch, meowing weakly, and unable to keep down water. With the wheezy cough that sounded like potentially water in his lungs, Matt and I headed to the Emergency Vet Clinic. Long story short, $300, about 2 hours, a catheter and a removed plug later and Cheddar was on his way home. He had a blocked urethra (mucus clump between his bladder and the outside world) and therefore his bladder was filling up with water and nothing was coming out. Apparently his bladder was solidifying causing the painful touch, vomiting of water, dehydration, and general weakness. So today Cheddar is napping on the bathroom floor, still with a chancy stomach but at least he’s showing increasing signs of perkiness. He’s a bit of a sight for sore eyes, but he’s moving around about every half hour or so which is a huge improvement over this morning’s life-drained mass on the bathroom mat. And he’s opening his eyes more and willfully choosing to drink water. We’ll see if he keeps down the treat that I force-fed him a few minutes ago (he hasn’t eaten in probably about 36 hours and refused even the smell of food but still remains quite weak). And if you get really close, despite his sickly mute status, you can hear his deflated purr as you pet his frail body.

I just love the sound of that purr.


Have you ever thought that the all-sufficient Savior has promised those who walk in blind faith more than our minds can ever comprehend? That the only True Savior renews our minds, even when we feel most useless toward His Kingdom work? The Lord of all dares to touch our hearts, even as we stumble to find obedience. Oh how this soul wishes we Christians would embrace His Truth! And that the world would be different because of obedient hearts. Lord, change me. Lord, change us. All for Your glory. ---------- I am a Jesus-follower, a Homemaker, a Wife of the best man EVER, a Mom of 4 wonderful girls, a missionary in Africa, a Friend, an Encourager, a Seeker of integrity who is unsatisfied with a mediocre walk in Christ, and Blessed beyond any words that I could ever express. Thanks for being interested in my little slice of the world.

3 thoughts on “sad sunday.

  1. Looks like you’re going through a lot lately! I’m wishing you all the best and sending you healthy thoughts and love.(Sometimes it’s hard to say unspeakable feelings – sorry that this sounds like a Hallmark card)hugs!Yvonne

  2. Oh Monica. I’m so sorry he is not doing well. I remember when we had to decide that Ziggy would no longer be with us. I still think of him sometimes when I am alone in the house. And I still remember his purr. Time may heal the hurt of loosing him. And no matter how many pets come and go in your life, you will always have a special part in your heart for Cheddar. No other cat will ever be able to replace him. And you will in time be able to love another cat. It may take a while though.

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