My cat will be euthanized tomorrow...

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  1. Masood Ali

    Masood Ali Supporting Actor

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    She's a calico, almost 9 yrs old.

    Two weeks ago, she stopped eating her meals. I always joked around about how fat she was before (15+lbs), so her lack of appetite wasn't a huge cause for concern for the first few days. I tried keeping her in the house all the time, making sure food was there 24/7.

    After a week passed without any improvement, I took her to the vet. She was put on an IV; at this point she weighed 9lbs. Tests were run, but nothing was pinpointed beyond an unknown liver disease. After 4 days on an IV, the vet called and told me she wasn't responding to antibiotics. I had a choice: run additional tests, or take her home.

    She's with me now, for one last night. She doesn't have enough energy to walk anymore. When I pet her, all I feel are bones. She's had trouble sleeping with the pain she's been in, but tomorrow she'll get her well deserved rest.

    I never thought losing a pet would be so hard.
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    My thoughts are with you and your friend, Masood.
     
  3. Rain

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    Wow.
    Sorry to hear that, man. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dheiner

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    My thoughts are with you.
     
  5. Peter Apruzzese

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    My condolences, Masood.
    Unfortunately, I'm in the same situation today. Sheena, our orange & white cat of 13 years, was diagnosed with a possible tumor around her brain last week (after just getting over a lung infection). Since the vet wasn't certain, he gave us some antibiotics to see if it was just an infection from a bad tooth she had. Since then, she's stopped eating and drinking and now, when she coughs or sneezes, she accompanies it with an awful-sounding wailing. After talking to the vet, he feels it's her time as well. As with Masood, I never thought this would be so hard (and I've lost cats before). [​IMG]
     
  6. Dean DeMass

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    Masood,

    My thoughts are with you. Losing a pet is not an easy thing, it is just like losing a close friend or family member.

    -Dean-
     
  7. Doug_P

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    Lost two dogs (long term companions) in the last two years. As tough as it can get. Take a few weeks, remember, and then run to the SPCA and pick up a new friend.

    All the best.
     
  8. Zen Butler

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    Masood, I am truly sad for you. Losing my last friend/companion crushed me. It took an awful long time to recover. I'd like to say it won't be hard, but she was your friend for 9 years. This my friend, is longer than most human relationships. Don't hold back your tears, remind her you care. Very hard...
    Bless
     
  9. Michael*K

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    I'm with you, man. I know how hard it is to lose such a loyal, long time family member.
     
  10. Patrick Larkin

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    Masood - I just euthanized my cat a few months ago. Same thing, a liver problem made worse by diabetes. She was around 9 as well.

    I went to the vet because my wife couldn't bear it. I thought I could but it was really one of the saddest moments of my life. Makes you appreciate your other pets even more if you have any...
     
  11. Dave Gorman

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    My thoughts are with you, Masood, and Peter as well. Having had to euthanize 2 cats in the last 3 years, I understand the pain.
     
  12. KyleS

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    Sorry to hear that you have to put your cat to sleep I know what you are going through 2 years ago I had to put my boyhood Dog to sleep..... It nearly killed me especially when I dug his grave and had to hold him to put him to sleep. It will hurt but know that you are saving that cat from a lot of suffering.

    KyleS
     
  13. Aaron Copeland

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    Very sorry. I've had pets my entire life and it's never easy losing one. [​IMG]
    This thread makes me want to go home and hold my cat.
     
  14. Jefferson

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    I'm really sorry to hear about your cat.
    That is indeed a tough thing and I wish you
    all the best thoughts.
     
  15. Andrew_Sch

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    I almost cried reading that post. You have my deepest sympathy.
     
  16. Lew Crippen

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    Sorry to learn of your impending loss, Masood. My thoughts are with you.
     
  17. Kevin Alexander

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    Sorry Masood. I have been crying over my cat that will have to be put down as well. I'm just waiting on the inevitable news from the vet. My wife and I have had little sleep over the past 2 days because of it.
     
  18. Peter McM

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    I have two cats now; Odo and Tux are my pride and joy.

    I had to be with Spot a few years ago when the end came. I can both sympathize and empathize.

    The pawprints left on our hearts can never be forgotten...
     
  19. Thi Them

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    I'm sorry to the people who lost their cats or will be losing them. [​IMG]
    ~T
     
  20. StephenA

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    Sorry to hear that. At least your cat won't be suffering anymore. I've always found it hard to lose pets too, because I've always considered them a family member.
     

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