sasha has been diagnosed with feline leukemia, which is a highly contagious disease. we now have a very difficult decision. if we decide to keep her, she will have to be quarantined for several months so our cats can get up-to-date with their vaccinations and get the vaccines into their systems. that will be hell for sasha. i know that. she would be locked in the bathroom by herself.
then, she will continue to get sick, as her immune system is very weak. and, since no vaccine is 100 percent effective, there is always that risk that one or all of our other cats could get it, especially since it is spread through saliva. we’re talking about food, water, biting, etc.
but, we love her so much. in just two months she’s become so special to us and taken such large pieces of our hearts. i honestly can’t imagine our house without her. but, i don’t want to be worried every day that our other cats could be getting infected.
i think we’ll have to make a decision tomorrow, and i’m not looking forward to it. i cried all the way home. oh, and did i mention that joe’s car died today and we now must buy him a new one? i wish i could wake up and this whole day would be a bad dream.