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 Post subject: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:59 pm 
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We had to put our elderly cat Tiffany to sleep a few days ago. It was terrible not only because he died, but more because in hindsight I'm now remembering all of these warning signs from the last six months that could have been pointing to the inoperable cancer on his vocal cord. I know it was the right decision -he could barely breathe - but I can't help feeling guilty thàt I didn't recognize it sooner.

RIP, old man Tiff.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:02 pm 
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I am so sorry.

Obviously, these signs/symptoms are easier to see in retrospect. Be kind to yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Always easier to see in retrospect. Don't beat up on yourself, it doesn't get you anywhere.

And I'm sorry :(

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:17 pm 
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I am so sorry. I went through a ton of "what ifs" after I put my dog to sleep, too. I finally had to realise that feeling guilty wasn't going to change anything, and that knowing she was ill earlier probably wouldn't have changed the outcome anyway. The most important thing is that you cared for him enough to let him go at the end, which is an extremely hard and selfless thing to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:23 pm 
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I'm sorry about your kitty. Don't doubt yourself that you did what was best for him.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Terribly sad. I'm so sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Aw buddy. That is the worst. RIP Tiffany.

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:35 pm 
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I'm sorry for your loss. RIP Tiffany.

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:05 am 
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It's so hard not to second guess yourself when making life and death decisions for another being, but you just have to trust that you did the very best for him. (And you DID!) You gave Tiffany an incredibly loving home until the very end. RIP Tiff.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:25 am 
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I'm so sorry, Pickledtreats.

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
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Worst indeed. I'm so sorry. But of course you made the right call.

My dog was going through chemo and we didn't put her down until too late...she died outside. It was horrific.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:59 am 
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my sympathies at your loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
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Big hugs. You're right, this is the worst. But everyone is right, feeling guilty won't help. You loved him and I am sure he knew that.

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:52 am 
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I'm sorry for your loss (((hugs))).

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 Post subject: Re: Putting a cat to sleep (aka THE WORST)
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Oh my god, I am so, so sorry. Big hugs to you in this difficult time.


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