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 Post subject: Re: Grieving For Pets
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:22 pm 
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I posted about my cat Daniel in the 'space to post things 'etc thread. Sunday he stopped eating so we took him to the vet yesterday. He had two large tumors and was found to be severely anemic. Today we went back and the blood results were very bad. Basically several systems in his body weren't working. We took him later for a consult at a specialist who painted an even grimmer picture for us. So we decided the best thing to do was euthanize him. I'm heartbroken.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:50 pm 
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I'm so sorry, blondie.


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Again, I am so sorry. :(

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much love, blondie...so sorry for your loss.

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last night i had this dream where i was able to save mar, we found a new medicine that helped his kidneys. i remember holding him and being so happy. i have been crying/sad/depressed all day.

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We're going back to my parents in a few weeks for the first time in over a year and it's starting to sink in that Scruffy won't be there to meet me at the door.

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My cat that I had as a teenager died. I haven't lived at home with my parents in almost 13 years but I really liked visiting her. She was quite old so it's not totally unexpected, but still. Hugs to everyone in this thread.

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Hugs Lobsteriffic. We know it has to happen but that doesn't make it any easier.

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Hugs Lobsteriffic.

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So sorry for your loss, Lobster.

I keep having clients tell me sad pet stories about abuse and abandonment and it just kills me. I feel so sad for these animals that I have not even met.

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Awww...I'm so sorry, lobster. Hugs <3 <3 <3

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I'm so sorry for your loss Lobsterific. It is so very hard to say goodbye from distance.


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 Post subject: Re: Grieving For Pets
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I had a sad week last week. I had to say goodbye to my littlest, youngest kitty, Jackie. She was less than three years old and suddenly developed kidney issues that progressed rapidly into kidney failure. When I made the tentative decision to say goodbye to Jackie, her regular vet was too booked up to make a home visit for euthanasia. I was fortunate to find a mobile vet who was able to come over and spend a good amount of time with Jackie and me, and then we said goodbye to Jackie. The next day my partner buried her in our yard, the first kitty we've laid to rest there. She was a stray we rescued, and the place where she is buried is the place she used to hang out before we were able to trap her and bring her into our care. It's a beautiful spot. I'm still crying about how much I miss her, but at least my heart is calm that she is no longer suffering.

Then, a few nights later I was coming home from dinner out when I saw a cat's body on the side of the road. I pulled over to check, and discovered that the poor kitty, a big beautiful ginger cat, was still alive, but badly injured. One-two-three, I had to think of what to do, since I was alone and had no cat carrier or towels in the car. I put the poor fellow on my back seat on a piece of old cardboard, which served as a stretcher, and drove to the emergency vet, where I signed him over to animal control by way of the vet clinic. The vet tech said that he would probably be euthanized because he looked so badly injured, but that it would be up to the vet to do an assessment. The next day I went back to he had been hit and knocked on a couple of houses until I found Wilmer's owners, an elderly couple who were worried when he didn't come in for breakfast. They thought he had been eaten by a coyote. I asked the husband to follow up with the vet hospital so they could be sure what happened to Wilmer, and he said he would. I am so angry at the people who race down our neighborhood streets and don't pay attention or take responsibility for their actions. Sadly, this is not the first cat that I've picked up half-dead from a car accident, but it is the first in my neighborhood.

So much sadness. Thanks for reading. I haven't really talked about this much with friends, but I knew that PPK would understand.


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You are so kind to stop and check. I don't think I would be able to handle that emotionally. Hugs to you for all the sadness and grieving you are going through.

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 Post subject: Re: Grieving For Pets
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I'm so sorry quagga. It's extra sad when they're young.

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 Post subject: Re: Grieving For Pets
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I'm so sorry quagga. It's extra sad when they're young.

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Oh quagga, big hugs.

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Thanks everyone. Virtual hugs do help!

Fizzgig - I think you'd be surprised at the strength you have in yourself when the situation arises. I am surprised at what I will do for animals that is out of my comfort zone. Plus, it's so much better to at least try to help than to walk away.


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 Post subject: Re: Grieving For Pets
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:19 am 
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My rabbit, Martin Brodeur, passed away yesterday. He was about 10 yrs old and had been failing. His back legs gave out and he couldn't really walk anymore but he was still eating/pooping/peeing just fine so I didn't think it was time yet to let him go. Yesterday morning, he seemed particularly weak but he still ate like a champ. When I got home from work, he was gone. I worry that maybe I let him go too long. I feel terrible about lots of things. He was the last in a mamma and her 4 babies that I took in many years ago. I can only hope now that he is romping and playing again with his family.
Rest well, my sweet boy.


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I'm so sorry hoodwinked.

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Aw. I'm so sorry for your loss hoodwinked.


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I'm so sorry Hoodwinked.

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I'm sorry Hoodwinked. It sounds like you handled it perfectly. If he was eating well, he wanted to live, so you didn't wait too long.

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Our last guinea pig, Ianto, passed away this afternoon. He was quite old for a guinea pig, about 8, and had survived so many insane things. He was born with congenital defects that made his front paws virtually useless and limited his size. (The rescue we adopted him from suspected he might have heart issues as well, though we were never sure.) He broke his femur about 5 years ago and we were told to be prepared for him to die then; instead he sprang back and though that leg never worked right (and his front two never had), he still managed to get by. He suffered a couple of illnesses-- most guinea pigs get sick and then, well, just die-- and all sorts of indignities.

He's been on a decline for about the past year. We thought he might pass away in January; he went through a phase then where he barely ate. Turned out one of his front teeth had broken somewhat. The vet clipped it and noted that we could put him through surgery to prevent the issue from recurring, but that for an 8 year old guinea pig, it was probably more stress than we wanted to put him through. She did not think he was suffering particularly, just old, and he could eat again after the clipping and seemed about back to normal... just old.

We think perhaps he had a stroke sometime between last night and this morning. This morning he was lying on his back. Never a good thing for a guinea pig. He was still alive. We had time to hold him, talk to him, say goodbye to him. I took him out into the garden and gave him a lettuce leaf to snuggle with. Even though he couldn't eat it, I thought it might comfort him to smell it. Is that silly? I don't know. Maybe. There just didn't seem to be anything else to do for him.

He passed peacefully. I hope his last moments were happy ones. Even though we knew this was coming, it is still so goddamn sad.

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Oh coldandsleepy, I'm so sorry. It sounds like you MADE Ianto's last moments ad happy as possible.

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