Sunday, December 18, 2022

Empty Chair #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Do you see the chair behind me? That's my grandpa's chair, but he's not in it.


Grandpa has been in the hospital since a week ago Friday, and he's very sick, but the doctors can't find anything in particular wrong with him. It's the kind of sick you get when your body is old and tired of fighting. It's the kind of sick you don't recover from.

There's been a lot of tears and difficult discussions at our house this week because we just don't know what the future holds, and we're scared.

This is the second year in a row he's been in the hospital over Christmas, but at least last year we had a treatment plan. This year all we can do is ask for purrs and prayers.

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies blog hop!

22 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Mudpie and Melissa, we are deeply sorry that Grandpa/Dad is not doing well. Please, please know we love you, and are purring and praying lots for him, and for all of you.

M Dawson said...

Oooh Melissa and Mudpie, and family. What a terribly a sad time for you. We send our best most heartfelt love to you all and our biggest gentlest hugs and love.

We can't make things better but if you need us we are here.

Peaches and Paprika said...

You got our purrs and prayers. Since there are two of us, that's double! So sorry to hear about Grandpa and paws crossed he'll be better soon!

Patricia T said...

Mudpie (Melissa and Grandma), I’m sending up a prayer God will comfort you all and Grandpa will be home soon.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Our thoughts and purrs are with you all. Life, the body, comes to an end, at some point, but we must remember that the soul, the essence within, moves on into another being. We all meet again, in time. Until then we must be strong, kind, generous and loving.
Gentle healing purrs and may your Christmas be blessed ❤️
ERin & Mrs H

The Island Cats said...

I am sending your grandpa and your family lots of purrs, Mudpie. ~Ernie

Marvelous Marv said...

Because this season is supposed to be jolly and bright, it makes the heart pains we feel even more profound. We feel your pain and anxiety and are sending you heartfelt purrayers and strength. We send your grampa our love, purrayers and whisker kisses. We will add you to our daily purrayers. Purrs Marv and Mom

Leah said...

We are so sorry to hear this and we send you and your family many purrs, Mudpie.

Brian said...

That is very sad and we're so very sorry to hear that. Mega purrs and prayers from all of your friends here at Brian's Home.

The Florida Furkids said...

We are sending mega purrs and prayers for your Grandpa.

pilch92 said...

Beautiful selfie. I am praying for your Grandpa. XO

Random Felines said...

We are very send and sending lots of hugs and purrs

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so sorry, Melissa. That has to be so tough. We are sending lots of purrs, prayers, and love your way.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We are sending lots of healing energy, thoughts, and prayers to your family. We love you girls.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Melissa and Mudpie, we are sending you, your dad/grandpa, and your entire family our most heartfelt purrs, woofs, and prayers.

Katie Isabella said...

Melissa, Mudpie, I promise I will send prayers and purrs straight to you and your Dad/Grandpa.

Cathy Keisha said...

So sorry for your family at a time that I know used to be one of the your fave times of the year. Sending healing purrz. Have they done PET scans and everything to rule out everything or are they just guessing. Hope he's in a good hospital.

Andree said...

You have our purrs and prayers. What a difficult time for all of you. Hold on to each other (oh, I'm sure you are!). Take care of yourselves, also.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sending big hugs to your grandpa, Mudpie!

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

Sending lots of Healing Pawkisses your Grandpaw's way, Mudpie. Hope he feels better soon. Take care! 🐾😽💞

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear this, Mudpie. Sending lots of purrs and prayers to your Grandpa. Hugs to you and your mom too.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, Laz, and Lori) said...

Our purrs to you. TBT says he has seen Mom, Dad, and a Sister cross their Bridge. The Mom&Dad were from that kind of " worn out, just tired" thing. while they were in Hospice. The Sister was a surprise "brain stroke" at 44.

Some of us Mews have seen fur-family cross the bridge too. Some like TBT's Mom&Dad, but Iza was a surprise at 12.

TBT says loss is never good, but you cant prevent it eventually. All you/we/him can do is remember good lives...