Good News, Sad News


           This morning, Little Ghost passed away at Dr. Q’s animal hospital.  I took her on an emergency run at midnight with Jalin at my side to his clinic where the intern and assistant were waiting for her.  I guess there was nothing anyone could do.

            I really can’t speculate on what happened.  Dr. Q has successfully spayed many cats. She was doing quite well until the next day when she was having difficulty walking and breathing. 

            Of course, I feel terrible.  This was not how I expected my grand entrance back on the campus of Luzhou.  I had hoped I’d have LG with me but it wasn’t meant to be.  I know God led her to me for many reasons.  I’m so happy I could give her a good beginning to her life and take care of her.  I still consider her a wonderful  blessing, even if she’s not present.

            I’m sure my neighbors will be sad to hear about her.  They loved her almost as much as I did.

            And the semi-good news:  As for my father, he is still in the ICU but stable.  The doctors converse with my mom and brother every early morning when they appear for their consultations.  He is still unconscious but there is no immediate emergency, which is very good news.

            Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.  I’ve had several messages already, saying you are thinking of my family at this time.  Bless you!

             This evening, the Yang family is having me over for dinner.  Jalin’s birthday is tomorrow so we are celebrating tonight, while I’m here.

            Hoping your day is a good one.  A bit sad for me but Little Flower is still happy and healthy.  We’ll be just fine.


             Sending you a last “Ping An” from Chengdu


Later Note


            Dr. Q was kind enough to find out why Little Ghost died.  I suspected poison and that’s what it was.  I use cockroach pellets outside the windowsills to keep away the bugs.  However, one must have somehow fallen on the floor and she ate it. I just wanted to give an explanation to clear Dr. Q’s name.    I’m sure eventually, at some point, she would have gotten into them.  It was a Godsend to have Dr. Q’s clinic within the city.  I truly thank him for caring enough to give us a "why."

           Thanks, too, to my Hainan island friend who sent wishes about LG’s passing.  That was very kind of you!  I truly appreciate it.


About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 30 years as an English language teacher. 28 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my 13th year in Luzhou Vocational and Technical College. The college is located in Luzhou city (loo-joe), Sichuan Province, a metropolis of 5 million people located next to the Yangtze River .
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