Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 10:27 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:05 pm

» Winter Reading, Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:02 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:49 pm

» Sprouted Onion Question
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:37 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 6:11 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 6:07 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 6:00 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by sanderson Today at 5:58 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Today at 5:47 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:05 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:56 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by llama momma Today at 2:16 pm

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Today at 1:59 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:57 pm

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:24 am

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Today at 2:14 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

One of My Cats is in ER!

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/26/2014, 10:47 pm

Timmy, my 12-year-old toothless tabby tomcat, is in ER tonight, and the prognosis is not good (so far).  Differential diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and malignancy.   Sad 

He was doing quite well until a few days ago, when he virtually stopped eating and drinking.  I took him to the vet yesterday and again today, and his blood work was normal.

However, there is now fluid in his lungs, his body temp is somewhat cool, and his heart rate is 78.  He was breathing through his mouth late this afternoon, so I scooped him up and rushed him to the ER.


Any thoughts, prayers, or meditations are appreciated! 

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  mollyhespra on 4/26/2014, 10:55 pm

Oh, poor kitty!   Sad 

My thoughts & prayers are with you both.  Hang in there, OK?

mollyhespra

Female Posts : 800
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/26/2014, 11:05 pm

Thanks, Molly!

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  cyclonegardener on 4/27/2014, 12:13 am

so sorry, we're praying for your and your cat.

cyclonegardener

Male Posts : 93
Join date : 2011-12-07
Location : SE Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/27/2014, 2:03 am

Timmy's condition deteriorated so rapidly that I had to make the decision to have him euthanized. I'm beside myself with grief. Sad

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  southern gardener on 4/27/2014, 2:16 am

oh man, I'm sorry Donna.  That has to be hard. We love our pets don't we Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  No

southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  sanderson on 4/27/2014, 2:46 am

Donna, My heart goes out to you. I don't know what to say to you. It's just takes time to grieve for your beloved pet.

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12308
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  llama momma on 4/27/2014, 3:23 am

Oh Donna I am so sorry for your loss. This is so painful for another cat lover to hear.  Virtual hugs coming your way. I know this is extremely hard.  I've been there.  Please hang in there.
Gina

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4648
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Judy McConnell on 4/27/2014, 7:16 am

Donna - so sorry to read this - our pets are members of the family and a loss hurts so badly.

Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 352
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 76
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Goosegirl on 4/27/2014, 7:23 am

BIG hug  BIG hug  BIG hug 
Donna - My heart aches for you.  We lost our dear Jewels to HCM just a year ago.  Like Timmy, her symptoms were mild until suddenly, then rapid deterioration.  We had to make the same decision.  We still cry at times.  I will cry with you.

GG

____________________________

GG   geek 






COMPOSTING:  The only time 'Garbage In' does not equal 'Garbage Out'!

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3402
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 51
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/27/2014, 8:05 am

Donna, I'm not sure what to say except I'm sorry.  I know the pain you're going through in losing your "child."  I've been through it several times and still hurt many years later.

Think about the good times and the love you shared with each other.  And keep talking the pain out.  Know that all of us are here for you!

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3797
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/27/2014, 9:39 am

Thanks, everyone.  Frankly, I don't know how I'm going to cope.

At least I have two other cats, and I sense they know that Timmy is gone.  They cuddled with me all night, and early this morning, Sterling appeared to perform a "funeral" for Timmy by scratching the carpet in the bedroom exactly on the sport where Timmy spent so much time these last few days.  

His legacy is the many wonderful memories I have of his affection and antics. Indeed, he was a high-spirited character.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Kelejan on 4/27/2014, 12:53 pm

So sorry, donna. Many of us know how you feel having lost our own furbabies.
It is such a pity that they do not live long lives, and those years go so fast.  
BIG hug

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4510
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/27/2014, 1:05 pm

With all of the animals we have had over our lifetimes - not one had the same personality or relationship with us and each has a special place in our hearts. It is SO hard to say good bye. Our hearts are with you as you work your way through the grief.

I was just telling my daughter yesterday that not a day goes by that I don't think about "Harrison," our 12 year old dog we had to put to sleep this time last year. We never get over it but we do get through it...

Sending {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and prayers your way.
Audrey

audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1866
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/27/2014, 1:45 pm

Thanks, Audrey.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Yardslave on 4/27/2014, 3:00 pm

There are so many good things to say about having a pet. It seems as if they weave themselves into the fabric of our families. Ever the dedicated friend; always seem to know when to show up and purr away your problems. It's hard to face such a deep void in one's life. I'm so so sorry for your loss.

Yardslave

Male Posts : 261
Join date : 2012-01-19
Age : 65
Location : Carmel Valley, Ca.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/27/2014, 7:02 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Donna! Our pets bring us so much joy and so many wonderful memories!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Marc Iverson on 4/27/2014, 9:10 pm

So sorry to hear that, Donna. I've lost both dogs and cats and still remember the pain of every loss, and I'll never forget loving every one of them. I hope you weather this storm and remember not just the loss but how lucky you were to have such a good friend.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/27/2014, 9:44 pm

Thanks, Marc.  This loss brought on a particularly nasty panic attack that's left me weak, sore, and stiff.  Only one or two hours' sleep last night.  

Fortunately, I've had a few calls from friends and a visit from one of my neighbors, which did help.  

I really do appreciate your support and that of the other forum members.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  mollyhespra on 4/27/2014, 10:10 pm

BIG hug to you, Donna.  I'm sorry for your loss.

mollyhespra

Female Posts : 800
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  herblover on 4/28/2014, 1:41 pm

I am so sorry! I know that pain; we lost our Oscar a year ago February and his collar and favorite toy still sits on my dresser.....

herblover

Female Posts : 526
Join date : 2010-03-27
Age : 54
Location : Central OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/28/2014, 1:47 pm

Thanks, herblover!

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Turan on 4/28/2014, 3:04 pm

BIG hug

Some how I find it helpful to plant wild flowers/bulbs over the graves of my gone pets.  Maybe because I know where they are, in the garden, under a bush, at peace with the world. 

My sympathy for your loss.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast

Turan

Female Posts : 1999
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/28/2014, 4:39 pm

Turan, 

I'm considering that.  Right now, though, I'm leaning toward having him cremated, scattering some of his ashes here and there in the yard, and burying the rest under a stone that says, "Cats leave paw prints on our hearts."

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1934
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/28/2014, 5:25 pm

We had our 3 boys cremated.  We will be as well.  Then we'll be scattered together.

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3797
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: One of My Cats is in ER!

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:10 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum