we have been able to manage his chronic stomatitis from his FIV for several years now. but last week was the first time the readjusting of his meds was unsuccessful in maintaining his comfort...we had all hit the end of the road with all of the options exhausted.
nacho wasn't all that happy with his dedicated medication regime, the staff have been worried for several months because he was starting to hide at his medication times. my feeling was oh well..he hates something for a minute or two twice a day BUT he feels significantly better so he can just bite the bullet and deal with it..no life is 100% perfect! plus since i wasn't giving him meds, he wasn't the least bit shy about barging around my bathroom, trashing it for fun in the evenings whenever he got the chance. so i knew at night he was feeling well enough to make a totally unnecessary but apparently quite satisfying, mess!
he actually was a damn funny cat!
i do think we met our responsibility to him..we ensured every day he found comfort and dedicated care. our vets and our staff monitered him carefully, did everything they possibly could to keep him happy and well. and we were all on board and well prepared for when it was time to let him go.
rest in peace nacho..sweet and funny boy..the volunteers, staff and myself are truly honored to be part of your life and care.