Wednesday, September 29, 2010
There are angels here on earth
Yesterday she sent me an amazing email - she wanted to donate money specifically for Suzie's medical bills. How warm hearted and generous!! She emailed me yesterday and then gave me a call today. She wanted to know how much her monthly medication is going to cost and she wants to cover that. She has pledged to give our group $75 a month to be allotted for Suzie's expenses. Not only that - she is going to be sending in a $200 donation specifically for Suzie. I am just at a loss that someone can be so kind and generous. I know times are not easy right now and Barbara doesn't have money to burn, so she is having to rearrange her budget to help Suzie out like this. I'm still in shock.
Barbara was worried about me that I might need to accept the fact that extraordinary measures for Suzie might not be an option and that I will need to say goodbye at some time. I do understand that, and I'm sorry I didn't get to reassure her before we hung up. In the past year I've had to choose to have two of my cats put to sleep. There were a number of invasive treatments available, but it always comes down to the quality of life. If my cats were miserable and barely living, that would be a very selfish act on my part. I understand Suzie might have that day come for me sooner rather than later. I just don't want to have to say goodbye to her if a brief hospital stay could give her months or even a year more.