impending vacation

supine Edwin X-ray

supine Edwin X-ray


We’re supposed to leave for our fall trip to Japan this coming Monday, September 15. I say this with some trepidation as the last vacation in March was cancelled the day we were to board a plane because of Edwin’s emergency surgery. That’s Edwin in the picture above with his completed bilateral subcutaneous ureteral bypass system. Our cats are our family so there was no question we were cancelling the trip. They bring a great deal of stress relief to the house, but this particular event was anything and everything but. To say that it tested our ability to cope would be an enormous understatement as Edwin really wasn’t in the clear (or as clear as any being living with these kinds of implants can be) until recently. That’s a long time to be under that level of stress. Not good for anyone. We’re stable at this point, but things could change at any time. Isn’t that the truth for all of us, though? read more