-- Hooman Momma
So Qish has to receive sub-cutaneous fluid every other day -- for the rest of his life. We've been doing that, going to the vet all the time. He has been hating the procedure (of course!), and has snapped at the people handling him. He even managed to bite me. Twice. He hates being surrounded by people he doesn't know, and by now he learned that the animal hospital equates to "torture" and "pain."
I've contemplated on administering it myself -- I've been reading a lot about it, particularly the experiences shared by those who went through the same with their cat. The whole procedure goes like this: insert the needle under his skin, let the IV drip run for 5-7 minutes, then take out the needle. Sounds easy. The problem is, I've always been queasy around needles. I don't even watch the nurse draw blood from me when I need to have a blood test. So this is a really hard decision for me, and I'm only doing so out of my love and respect for Qish. I don't want him to feel that he's being tortured whenever I bring him to the vet.
So this evening, when we went to the vet, we had a take home:
I hope I can do this. I have to. I am really scared, as this will be my first time ever to poke a breathing creature with a needle.