Some good, some bad…

The family visitation and viewing (macabre practice in my opinion) was this evening.   Daughter Laura and granddaughter Emylee came in yesterday, spent the night and made the 3 hour drive with us to Snyder.   We visited with Ernie’s Mom and Sister for a little while…spent some time with Norman and the boys.   Had dinner on our way home then sent Laura and Miss Em back to the Dallas area.   We arrived home about 8PM.

8:30 found us at the vet with ApacheKat.  She ate dinner and immediately began hemmoraghing from a sore on her belly.  Lots of blood all over the kitchen floor.  We loaded her in a carrier with me trying to hold pressure on the place.  Vet did a quick exam,  he wrapped a pressure bandage around her belly/chest area and kenneled her.  Said had to stop the bleeding first.   Apache was not a happy camper to be trussed up and shoved into a cage.  I didn’t leave the clinic with warm fuzzy feelings.

We’ll check on her in the morning before we head to Snyder for Martha’s  funeral.

Martha looks really nice…peaceful.  Not pinched in pain.  My heart goes out to Norman and the boys.  Each of them looks so tired and lost.   Their friends have rallied round, checked on them, brought all manner of food.   Hope they’ll continue looking in on them for the next few weeks.

Need to head for bed.  Tomorrow today is going to be a very long day.

Susan ~ Patchkat






2 responses to “Some good, some bad…

  1. I so agree with you about the “viewing”. My Mother recently passed and we sat and did our deep mourning at the moment, then let her go for cremation. As it was it was difficult to get the “face of death” out of our heads. We did everything for her with simplicity and grace. We only had a visitation for friends and more extended family, it was again very simple. People want to pay their respects, so we allowed that part, everything else was only immediate family.
    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you grieve your own loss.

  2. You will be in my thoughts and prayers over these next few difficult days even more than usual.
    Love you,
    Auntie D