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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Hugs to you, seitanicverses. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I don't even know what to say except that I know how your heart must feel. It's been over a year since we lost Steve, and I still sometimes hold his ashes in his little wooden box and cry because I miss him so much.

You made the right choice to let your Thurston go, even though it must have been so hard. I'm glad it was peaceful and he was with you at the end, which is where he always wanted to be. I still can't really talk about how it ended for Steve, but I wish I had had the chance to let him go peacefully, the way you let your Thurston go. How you must have loved him to do that for him!

I'm glad you have your Lovey to look after you while you grieve for your lost ones. Take care of each other, and if there's anything I can do to help let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:42 pm 
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I'm so sorry about. Thurston.

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Thanks RC and zen and blondie. It was really a hard choice to make and arose suddenly but I decided to follow the vet's advice. He said he could tap out the fluid from his lungs and make him comfortable briefly but then "I'd be back again in about two days with the same dilemma," and would just enter a postponing-the-inevitable sort of cycle from there. Also, the new cat and him were tustling and it was demanding for Thurston physically and now it's like--God! I shouldn't have brought a new cat into the home and wouldn't have if I'd known his condition--but I'm trying not to dwell on the things I "did wrong" because I didn't do anything wrong, really, I was trying to do what was best for him and fill the space of friendship that Kismet, my other recently departed kitty, had left by adopting the new cat for Thurston. Now I sort of feel like I put extra strain on his heart and maybe helped precipitate his decline somewhat but I'm trying to turn my thoughts more positively when I start going down that road...

He did go peacefully and he was ready to go. I could tell when the vet started putting the euthanasia into the line that Thurston went very, very quickly--like I think he passed by the time one-quarter of the injection went in because he was so close to death anyway by that point that he just needed the final push. I'm incredibly saddened and shocked at the suddenness but I also know that even though I am beating myself up for the last week or so of his life with the new kitten and the territorial physicality around that with some rumbling between them, I gave Thurston an excellent life, he loved me dearly and he was always happy. I always said I never had any idea why he was such a high-strung cat (because he was a nervous type in general and intolerant to change) because I could vouch for the fact that he never had a moment of trauma in his life! I've had him since he was 12 weeks old and coddled and fussed over him the whole way through.

yeah, I just need to process this. It has to sink in.

Thanks for the kind words and understanding, everyone. I know he was glad I was there to look after him from the beginning of his life to the end and it was my honor to do so. He was a devoted, loving and dear friend.

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Seitanicverses, I'm really, really sorry about Thurston. He was lucky to have such an amazing mom.

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Thanks, lobster. Crying and typing. Crying and typing and crying and cooking. That's been my last month!

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
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So sorry, seitanicverses. That sounds like a terrible shock. And a good reminder that I need to schedule a visit with the kitty cardiologist.


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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Thanks, annak. I never had a kitty with this illness before. My previous kitties always seemed to die of old age and/or renal disease. It's all awful! I feel slightly ill every time I realize he's gone, like my body revolts at the notion. It'll get better in time.

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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Sorry for your loss seitanicverses. I completely empathize and understand the pain you are going through. Our cat Kitten was diagnosed last November and we lost him in January. We noticed his breathing was off and we were devastated to find out it was such a horrific diagnosis. You can see my post above about it. We gave him every chance we could. Unfortunately, he just couldn't keep up and he died right in front of me in his favorite spot. I still can't believe he is gone and I still cry all of the time about it.

Hang in there and take it one day at a time. I have to realize that our furry friends don't live forever, but that doesn't make it any better. Enjoy every moment you have with your animals.


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 Post subject: Re: Feline Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Thanks, agilmore. Sorry for your loss. I'll always miss my little Thurstles. I feel like he loved me most of all my kitties and would have followed me into hell had I gone there, such was his devotion. He's gone too soon.

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