Is it difficult for you to just pray?
None-the-less, I think it would be better for my mom to take him in than for the answer to automatically be for me to go behind my parents back on something that is first their responsibility.
You made a committment when you adopted, and sometimes you have to make sacrifices (this is coming from a broke college student with a cat).Probably if he does not do better soon, he will be taken to a vet. Technically, I did not adopt him, my relatives did.
It doesn't matter who adopted him. The cat is in your care. The longer you delay in getting him to a vet, the worse it will be for the cat, and more expensive for you. Or, that cat could well end up dead.
P.S. I hope you are praying too. That's the reason I made this thread, so the cat would have prayer.
Is it difficult to contact your mother for permission to take the cat to the vet?
I nearly got fired a week ago and am trying to get set up to see a therapist for myself and the first thing that most posters here tell me is that I am responsible for someone else's cat just because I live under the same roof? Has telling me to tell them to take him to the vet even crossed you mind? No. I am responsible for everything! Geeze... A girl can't get any slack. Yes, I know. A life is at stake and compared to that, anything I feel or deal with is petty and meaningless. Again, I love right off the bat in life. :| Yes another time I failed, I got something wrong, blah blah blah. I am so sick of this. If I didn't give a bleep, I would not have posted.
If anyone else has any advice or questions about trying to help, please keep that to yourself. This was a prayer request anyway. Nothing more was expected.
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Being a human being, you are capable of doing many things, such as organizing an appointment with a therapist. Unfortunately, the cat doesn't have the ability to take itself to the vet. Does your mother know about the cat's situation?
FYI, two of my three cats have had to be euthanased in the space of less than a year, the latest barely a month ago. One from cancer, the other from renal failure. I can assure you that prayer alone would not have saved either of them.
I had Smokey euthanized in February, and everyone here prayed and prayed. God decided to give him relief another way, by having him put down. It's hard, I cried for weeks and still feel sorrowful at times. Prayer can help, but God also created us to take care of animals like cats, who often don't show any symptoms of being ill until it's too late. The fact that your cat is showing symptoms now means it's serious. In fact, sometimes, it means it may be too late to do anything. Cats are good at hiding pain and any clues of illness.
I am sorry you are going through so much. I had quite a bit to juggle when Smokey was sick (including a job that was not working out). It was hard, and I ended up telling my professor I could not make it into class, and leaving work early. It was either that, or Smokey would be dead on the floor when I got home. And I did not want to come home to that.