It's a long story, and one I'm not really up to going into right now. Suffice it to say that Big Acoustic Kitty is in the hospital overnight for dangerously low blood sugar, and we have a feeling that we may be looking at the end of our time with him.
Prayers and/or good wishes for him would be appreciated, but please just help us ask for whatever is best for him. He's somewhere between 14 and 16-ish (it's usually a guessing game with shelter kitties) and he's had a terrific life for the 11+ years we've had him in our family. We don't want to let him go (does any animal-lover ever want that?), but we really don't want him to be scared or uncomfortable. Our prayers are that he just not suffer. If that means getting better and coming home, wonderful. If that means that he doesn't come home, or doesn't come home for very long, so be it.
Every time I drive past the emergency vet where we took Ziggy (not the same vet that BAK is tonight) I ask that everyone in there that day have nothing but "good news and happy endings". I have no way of knowing for sure, but I feel like somebody somewhere hears that prayer and does something about it. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I have that same feeling about my current prayers for Mr. Boo. I feel like somebody's listening, and will make sure that the best happens for him. Even if the "best" happens to break our hearts.
Peace be to all the kitties out there, as well as their people. (And the doggies, birds, bunnies, hamsters ... you get the idea.) Give your fur babies a hug for us, and let them know you love them a lot.