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by DonnaK
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Can’t shake the guilt
Replies: 14
Views: 2471

Re: Can’t shake the guilt

Ugh! Reading this series of notes is really so poignant and relatable. It will be a week tomorrow since I had my Lucy put to sleep. She had been losing weight for about 2 months. I took her to the vet and he said it was unlikely to be anything serious since all her labs were normal and she was a you...
by DonnaK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

You, Issi, are a gem. I am grateful that I found this chat room. Today I burst into tears at my dental appointment and the dentist was surprisingly comforting. Also, my neighbour brought me dinner and told me I must eat. Another neighbour brought lavender from her garden and her 7 year old son gave ...
by DonnaK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

Thank you, Julia. It does reassure me that my response is not so extreme. I have not shed so many tears since my closest friend died 13 years ago. This is really helpful to communicate with others who understand and don’t think I’m a bit batty. I have accomplished nothing since Monday and am droppin...
by DonnaK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

Thank you, Issi, I hadn’t expected this amount of emotional pain. I know it’s fruitless, but I keep thinking that maybe I could have done things differently and she would still be here, though the vet assured me that her lymphoma was so aggressive that she would not likely have survived any surgery ...
by DonnaK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weight loss in a younger cat
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Weight loss in a younger cat

I am heartbroken to report that you were absolutely right, lilynmitz. I brought Lucy back to the vet yesterday and she had a very advanced lymphoma. I was stunned to see how large it was on the scan. My poor, sweet kitty had to be put to sleep. I had concerns at the first visit that he had not been ...
by DonnaK
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

I am so sorry. I am just now starting on the journey through grief as I had to have my beloved 9 year old cat Lucy put to sleep yesterday. She had a very aggressive tumor. The house feels so empty and I can’t stop crying. You are not alone. Our pets are our family. I wrote her a letter that I put in...
by DonnaK
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weight loss in a younger cat
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Weight loss in a younger cat

I am worried about my cat, who is 8 years old and has recently lost a significant amount of weight. I took her to the vet and all her blood work was completely normal. He assumed she had been stressed by my absence for 10 days when a reliable cat sitter was caring for her, but a month+ after my retu...