today’s the day…say a prayer

“The beginning is always today.”
Mary Shelley


(Percy resting on the guest bed, one of the many beds in the house he calls his own)

Percy and I are off this morning to a Veterinary surgical group north of Atlanta.
Our vet is sending us there rather than to Auburn or Georgia as he seems to like
these surgeons.

Percy’s knee (aka hoc) has not healed in all these many months and the tendon remains exposed.
Since he hates his bandage and attempts to gnaw through it on a daily basis and the vet
and I can only keep changing the bandages every other day for so long, we are
off for what I am told will be a joint fusion.

It will beat the constant bleeding through the bandage and his aggravation with having
to be constantly wrapped up…I hope!

Percy has only ridden in the car from our house to his vet’s office—
which is maybe an 8-minute drive at most….a harrowing 8-minute drive.

An hour plus drive on the several interstates into Atlanta, to unfamiliar territory,
has me nervous for both of us.
Not to mention what awaits Percy with this type of surgery.

The plan is that they will evaluate him at our 10:45 appointment and keep him in order
to perform the surgery in the afternoon.
I’ll go stay with the Mayor and new Sheriff until I’m told to come back to take the patient
back home.

As I love this cat dearly, I ask that you will please offer up a prayer for Percy’s wellbeing,
successful surgery and rapid healing.

Also, I fear Peaches will miss her surrogate son terribly…

9 comments on “today’s the day…say a prayer

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    Prayers for Percy and for you too. How’s the back?

  2. Salvageable says:

    God bless Percy and the medical staff–and you as well on your harrowing journey. J.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Prayers lifted up Julie. 😺

  4. Lynda Clayton says:

    Julie, hope all goes well for Percy. It will be a long haul for both of you with him in his crate for such a long time. Interestingly, I had a cat named Percy once. Prayers for your family!

  5. Wally Fry says:

    Poor Percy…and poor you for that matter. He is lucky to have caretakers who love him, though.

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