For those of you who follow the Twilight's Dollhouse comic, I thought I'd let you know ahead of time that there will NOT be a comic page this Friday (and potentially next). I didn't want to have to skip a week so soon, but I've had a bit of minor tragedy in my house this week.
Galileo, my cat who has been a big part of my life since I was 6, was diagnosed with advanced stage kidney failure a few days ago. Unfortunately, he was so good at hiding the fact that he was sick that we didn't know until that point. Now we find that what we thought were normal elderly cat things were actually signs of something much worse. And at this point, he has only weeks - if not days - to live. We're going to take him to the vet again tomorrow to discuss if treatment would really be helpful for him. There is even a chance he may not come home tomorrow, based upon how much he seems to be deteriorating. I hope I get more time with him, but at the same time I don't want him to suffer unnecessarily.
Long and short, rambling bit aside, the whole situation has me rather depressed, and I will probably be even more so once he's gone. I won't go into another long hiatus or anything, but I don't want to push trying to get out a page this week with what is going on. So, I will see ya'll in a week or two.
EDIT: Things at the vet went MUCH better than expected! His regular vet was able to give us a more viable and affordable option for treatment, and gave us a lot more ways to attempt to make him more comfortable. He's still in that last stretch, but the other vet we took him to (Our vet was closed for the holiday) didn't seem to think there were as many options to improve his quality of life and seemed to be pressing for euthanasia even though she didn't say it outright. He won't be with me too much longer, but at least now I have the time to say goodbye.
Still no page this week as I am already so far behind and homework needs to get caught up first. Next week is on the fence as Galileo's at home treatment is going to take up a bit of my time, but I'll try.