Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Quick Minnie update

I stopped to see Minnie on my way home from work, and she wasn't good. Her eyes were fixed and unblinking, her mouth was partly open - from the neck up, she looked dead. She was breathing all right, and the veterinary assistant told me that her heart was strong, but she was mostly unresponsive. Just the fact that she let me hold her for over a half-hour was weird - she would never have allowed that without complaint.

She did rouse three times to close her mouth and look around the room, but she quickly settled back into her semi-comatose state. This was in marked contrast to her appearance when my mom visited her six hours earlier: while she had been initially unresponsive, she rallied while my mother was holding her and became very alert.

We are heading back up in a little bit to see her together. I'll update if I can. Thank you to everyone who has once again sent such kind thoughts and wishes.

I realized when I was trying to find a link to a biographical sketch for Minnie last night that I have never done one. Minnie, the Church Cat, definitely has a story that should be told. I'll tell it as soon as I have time.

1 comment:

anne said...

I'm sorry to hear about Minnie. Sending along healing thoughts and prayers that she pulls through this.