On Saturday I told you that my Beau Beau was in the hospital. Saturday he was pretty happy to see his daddy
Sunday he looked like Beau again. He wanted to sit in the window and look outside
Even though he looks great here, unfortunately he is still in kidney failure and short of a kidney transplant, we’ll be saying goodbye to him soon. Yesterday we talked to doctors and took Bella and Bristol to see him and take some pictures of us as a family. We took two cameras with us just in case one of them failed…and wouldn’t you know it,neither of our cameras had the memory cards in them. Seriously? Fortunately we weren’t far from a Staples so I went for a drive to get a card for one of the cameras (which BTW was on sale). While I was gone Michael stayed in the visiting room with all three kids. Beau was sitting on a table, Bella on a bench and Bristol in the window. Evidently Beau wanted to be closer to his sister and this very sick kitty jumped from the table to the floor and then onto the bench to see Bella. Miss Bella can be quite snarky sometimes, but she just let Beau sit there.
Bristol decided that he needed to get in on the fun too and Mr. Never-sits-still jumped out of the window to sit with his brother and sister
Then we made the decision that was right for our family. Against the advice of the doctors, we decided to bring Beau home for a night. They sent us home with pain medication that he gets every eight hours. We didn’t want him climbing stairs or doing anything that could hurt him so I slept on the floor in the living room with him. Every time Beau got up to go to the bathroom or move around, I woke up. But evidently I did not wake up when Michael decided to snap this picture
Still can’t believe I’m putting that one out there on the whole entire internet. I know it’s one that I’m going to cherish forever.
We haven’t given up praying for our miracle but we’re truly happy to have him home with us for the now. The miracle – finding someone with an extra $15,000 who wants to give it to us for a kidney transplant. Anyone? Anyone at all? Even if we don’t get that miracle, we’re so grateful for the last three years we’ve had with Beau. He’s taught us how to fight, how to love, how to comfort and how to be patient. What a blessing he has been to our family and I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t believe a cat has taught me so much. Love you Beau Beau!