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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #475 on: October 10, 2019, 05:50:16 pm »
My stepfather's old cat Gipsy died recently. She'd been spending most of the time asleep lately, & we think she was a bit demented. She sometimes seemed confused. Sadly, we suspect that killed her: she was found floating in the canal basin. Perhaps she forgot that she could no longer jump across gaps onto boats.

Her oldest known living descendant, Tremi, has since died. She'd become very unwell, losing weight fast. The vet diagnosed cancer. Treatment was thought cruel, since she wouldn't understand it, so she had a last trip to the vet.

They were 19 & 17.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #476 on: October 10, 2019, 06:55:51 pm »
 :'(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #477 on: February 05, 2020, 08:28:49 pm »
Hector (aka Heccy-Doodles), my onetime little tabby cat, had to be put down today after an X-ray showed his rasping breath was advanced lung cancer.

He lived with my girls and ex-wife but we all went to the vet together.  He was only 9.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #478 on: February 05, 2020, 08:42:14 pm »
Aw, sorry Roger :(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #479 on: February 05, 2020, 09:22:14 pm »
That is sad.

Condolences.

Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #480 on: February 05, 2020, 09:33:08 pm »
Hugs Roger  :'(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #481 on: February 05, 2020, 10:06:26 pm »
Thanks.  Boo the dim little black cat, obvious runt of a litter, tiny with a humped back and short tail, saw him in and saw him out.  Boo has always existed in her own little dream world and is unstressed by anything.  I wonder if she'll notice he's gone?  She didn't notice when his predecessor died.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #482 on: February 05, 2020, 11:21:50 pm »
That’s sad, and no age.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #483 on: March 20, 2020, 04:08:14 pm »
Boo is about to follow him.  She's lost the will to live since he died.  Won't eat and has barely moved for 3 days.  Skin and bone and her face is heartbreakingly sad.  Vet gave her steroids but she only rallied for a day or two.  We don't want her to die in distress and vet availability next week is doubtful  :'(

They obviously had a bond.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #484 on: March 20, 2020, 04:12:13 pm »
Aw, sorry Roger :(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #485 on: March 20, 2020, 04:37:34 pm »
So sorry to hear.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #486 on: May 01, 2020, 11:24:47 pm »
Willow our 17 year old diabetic tortoiseshell is very poorly. She isn't eating, isn't moving much and is looking very down.
She has been admitted to the vets and they have discovered she has kidney problems and very low potassium levels.
There is probably quite a bit they can do but, I am wondering if it would be fair on her to put her through it.

The worst thing about this situation is, if it comes to the ultimate decision, she will probably be on her own. I comforted both our previous cats, Scooby and Sylvester, whilst the vet gave the final injection. I don't think I will be allowed to for Willow.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #487 on: May 02, 2020, 11:05:41 am »
That sounds hard. Hugs.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #488 on: May 02, 2020, 12:42:03 pm »
That's hard.
Hoping for the best for you and Willow.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #489 on: May 02, 2020, 12:54:33 pm »
Aw. If they can get her K levels up she might perk up? When Mojo had kidney failure (this was on top of the hypothyroidism) he was on blood pressure tabs and special food.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #490 on: May 02, 2020, 10:49:39 pm »
Got a phone call at 12:30 this morning. Willow had deteriorated thrugh the evening and her glucose levels were plummeting. She hadn't moved an inch all day. We made the decision. She had had enough.

I brought her home this morning and laid her to rest in the garden after work this evening.
Thanks for all the joy you brought us Willow.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #491 on: May 02, 2020, 11:01:24 pm »
Aw :(

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #492 on: May 02, 2020, 11:17:54 pm »
That's so sad.  :'(

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #493 on: May 02, 2020, 11:30:43 pm »
So sorry Fuzzy  :'(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #494 on: May 02, 2020, 11:34:46 pm »
I'm so sorry.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #495 on: May 03, 2020, 09:57:36 am »
Sorry Fuzzy :(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #496 on: May 03, 2020, 12:37:02 pm »
Sad news Fuzzy, so sorry for your loss.