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One of My Cats is in ER!

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Post  llama momma on 4/28/2014, 5:13 pm

donnainzone10 wrote: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."

That's a great idea Donna. Your experience makes me look even more closely at my old tabby, Daisy.  She's on daily meds for digestive issues and babied to a level I don't want to admit.  I think what you are going through is something in my near future and will probably make some kind of memorial like you.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/28/2014, 5:42 pm

I'm very sorry for your loss.  Having lost pets before, I know it can be traumatic.  Blessings for you and your family.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/28/2014, 6:51 pm

QB,

My other two cats have been very quiet and less active than usual (they're my remaining family, aside from my 96.5-year-old aunt, cousins and second and third cousins in Portland).  

Thanks for your understanding.
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Post  lyndeeloo on 4/28/2014, 7:49 pm

I'm so sorry Donna. Making that decision is the most difficult thing to do. We have no children so our dogs are our children. We have had to go through it several times. 

Please accept my sympathy. The house feels a bit empty I'm sure, and your other kitties feel it too. Let them help you get through it.


[size=32]We have had all of our furry kids cremated and like AtlantaMarie want them combined with our ashes. We have also planted trees or shrubs to honor each one. Each of our pets, past and present, hold a special place in our hearts, and make us better people by sharing their lives with us.[/size]
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/28/2014, 8:03 pm

Lyndeeloo,

I've always dreaded that particular decision, but with Timmy, he was nearly moribund when I took him to ER.  After an initial period of 50-50, I called and was told that he was declining rapidly.  I raced back to the ER, observed and petted him, and saw that there was no hope.  His temp and heart rate were declining, and based upon my experience with my brother in 2010, I knew it was the right decision.
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Post  lyndeeloo on 4/28/2014, 8:25 pm

You did the right thing. Difficult but definitely the right thing. So sorry about Timmy.
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Post  sanderson on 4/28/2014, 11:51 pm

When I lost my last 2 cats to organ shut-downs, brothers, I found that cremation helped with my grief.  Sad  I still had the usual blood-red eyes and snotty, dripping nose as they were put down, but I knew I would be getting them back. My prior 3 female cats died of different cancers. Each time, the same painful sobbing. I wish I had known about sole cremation with the girls.

My daughter recently lost one of her cats and she was also relieved with the decision to have Boots cremated. She can take him with her when she moves tomorrow.
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