It's been a very trying night with #KittyDaena as she starts to fight with all her might during subcut sessions. As a result, she pukes out her food intake.
I'm waiting for her to calm down before trying again, and recalling the past, my god, so many years have passed in a jiffy. I still remember how much we worried for Daena and her kits when she decided that the rooftop of a shophouse was the best place to give birth and nurse, and the rest of history that followed. I would give anything for Daena to be back like the semi-feral community cat I used to know, but I also know it would not be possible at this stage. Time waits for no cat as well.
There have been queries why we did not PTS her even after we know there is no chance of full recovery for her. Yes, Daena will not recover. She will only deteriorate with time. But Daena is still active and alert. She can run and jump. She meows. She kneads when she sees her elderly feeders whom she loves so much. All these despite her health being utterly bad. So how to harden our hearts to PTS her? Therefore it'll be palliative care for Daena until the day she leaves us. How long more we have with her, we don't know. In the meantime, we will keep bringing Daena to visit her elderly feeders often, or bring them over for visits.
Palliative Care Tip No.1 --- I start video recordings each time I tube-feed Daena. While the recording goes on during feeding sessions, I would watch her expressions and gauge her responses to the speed of tube-feeding, amount of food given, etc from the screen. This helps me to know when to slow down or stop so that Daena won't regurgitate all the food that we give her, or what adjustments to make so that she is more comfortable with things.
#CatRescue #AdoptionSavesLives #catwelfaresociety #sgcats #catsofsingapore #singaporecats #sgpets #catsg #cotwsg #catsofsg #clubpetsmag #petsmagazinesg #hdbcats #singaporepets #supportadoptionsg #catsofinstagram #CatFollowers #FurrendsUpClose #CuteCatCrew #igcatjunky #TheDodo #TheAnimalRescueSite #catloverssingapore #diply #catloverssingapore #singaporepets #serangooncats #catsofigsg #askfioloh