It was not an easy day and by the time we got home, we were both exhausted. Lulu Belle was exhausted from blood tests, the the ride to and from the office, and from being handled by a number of caring people. I needed time and space to process the choices...and none of them were easy...or are easy.
Lulu Belle has diabetes and will require two injections of insulin a day. The vet and I talked about that and my capability of doing that as well as regular glucose testing as well as future vet visits. It was overwhelming to say the least. The vet suggested returning her to the Shelter where they have the staff that can administer the insulin as well as re-home her to someone that has dealt with kitty diabetes. There are actually people that do this.
The vet office we were at is the same one the shelter uses. So the vet was going to call them and asked that I call them as well. So I called and left a message and then I also instagramed them as well...and I will be hearing from them later today.
As heartbreaking as this is, I think it is the better choice for Lulu Belle. With my own health issues such as lack of movement flexibility due to my back, I cannot conceive of administering two injections a day, measuring glucose levels, and regular veterinary visits.
There are no easy choices.