You proceed from a false assumption; I have no ego to bruise.
I just wrote a big spiel on assumption and it just disappeared. I won’t go back but it had something to do with an assumption made about me and the possible mistreatment of my cat…that led us away from a proper diagnosis yesterday. Basically, I was saying how easy it is to make assumption and how, if I was in the shoes of the others, I may have made the same one. I also concluded on my own…way above my scope and know how…that my poor old cat is Diabetic: polyphagia, polydipisa, polyuria, sores that won’t heal, gingivitis, and her tail drop is not a result of “yanking” but Diabetic Neuropathy. It was assumed that the weight loss, dehydration, tachycardia, ear mites (which I have been somewhat neglectful in treating even though we treated her over a dozen time since I brought her home from the shelter ) , gingivitis and incontinence was a result of “distress” and neglect not disease. It was assumed that the tail drop was unrelated and a result of “imposed injury”. I never caught on at all yesterday what they were implying. I now strongly believe my cat is going into DKA even though I don’t know if cats present like humans do or if they even get Diabetes…but if she was human ( one with a tail) that is what I would say it is. Man I wish I would have thought of it when I was there with her yesterday. Could have insisted on a blood sugar. I was too concerned about my cat and overwhelmed by their kindness towards her to even notice that an assumption was made until I was on my way home. And they were so kind and so good. I really like that vet and I think I even like her more for her concern over my cat’s treatment. Still…it is a blow to the ego when you consider yourself a loving pet owner but someone assumes just the opposite. That’s good…that’s good. Blows to the ego are good right? We want to get beyond the need for the good opinion of others. I think I keep facing these similar circumstances of being judged for something I am not when I present with nothing but the truth for a reason. I really need to learn to get beyond the need for good opinion. It’s coming. It is just a shame that my health and the health of those I love is often impacted by these assumptions. Regardless…I need to get a blood sugar on my cat! She is very, very sick!
All is well!