Post 297: David’s heart is not so good.

I’ve subscribed to many YouTube accounts featuring cats over the years. One of my favorite’s is David’s Zeus & Phoebe’s Cat Sanctuary.

I suppose part of their appeal is the fact they are ginger cats. The late Louie was a ginger cat, and I think they are pretty, intelligent, entertaining, and just pretty darn wonderful cats. Watch any of the Zeus and Phoebe videos, and you’ll see what I mean.

Another part of these videos’ appeal is David, Zeus and Phoebe’s human. He not only makes long and interesting videos for people who love cats (guilty!), the videos are informative, often have useful recommendations for helping you give your cat or cats a better life. I like him and his very well-trained cats a lot.

Sadly, David learned late last week a bronchitis issue he’s had for a long time actually is misdiagnosed (or undiagnosed…?) congestive heart failure. David will die, his doctor told him, without major heart surgery, not the news someone who just had a 50th birthday wants to hear.

David entered the hospital this morning, February 3rd, and, if you’ve watched the video above, you learned he will have his very extensive heart surgery today to try to repair his broken heart. Prayers and thoughts for David, who has been on my mind since I watched his video yesterday announcing why he can’t post any new videos on either of his YouTube channels for at least three months…if everything works out.

As someone who has two cats, I try to imagine how I’d assure they have good care if I die or have major health issues that end my ability to have them around. That gave me concern about Phoebe and Zeus. How would David have the medical care he needs yet assure his little buddies get as much care and love as they get at home in Colorado?

David has family in a close-by state, it turns out. They will care for David’s cats as long as needed. I feel relieved for the cats that they are assured a happy future, regardless of David’s outcome. On the other hand, I hope and pray that future can be with David three months down the road.