My poor Lilypuss

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My poor Lilypuss

Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:49 am

I'm sad to say I don't think my Lilypuss will still be with us tomorrow. Her legs have been wobbly for a while, but they seem much worse this evening, and I think she's finally slipping away from us. She's been through such a lot over the years, but if think she's finally had enough. I'll see how she is in the morning, but to be honest I suspect she may slip away in her sleep. And if she does, I know it will be peaceful. She's been eating and drinking, so I know she doesn't feel ill and isn't suffering, her little body's just run its course. There's still a little hope I guess, but in my heart I know, and I think she knows, her time is drawing near. :-( :-( :-(

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:29 am

I am so sad to read this....you did everything you could, bless you..I am too sitting up at this time with Barney, fully prepared to go to the emergency vet and due in work at 7.30 in the morning.....I so understand, I never want to go through this again........x

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:54 am

Thanks Julie, I heard a noise just now so went down to find she's been violently sick, everything she's eaten and drunk this evening, and has crawled back into her bed. :-(

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by cathyday » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:06 am

So sorry to hear this Anna. How are things this morning? We're all thinking of you....

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by booktigger » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:41 am

I'm sorry to hear this, but she has had such a fantastic life with you

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:44 am

Oh Anna...I so feel for you today, but what a lovely life Lily has had with you....please let us know how she is when you get chance...thinking of you...xx

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Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:03 am

It's snowing outside. I'm waiting for the surgery to open to ask the vet to come out to us. Pete said his goodbyes to her this morning. I didn't get much sleep last night. About 1am I heard a noise downstairs and found she'd thrown up her entire stomach contents. I cleaned up and tucked her back into bed, where she stayed, worn out.

When I came down I found her climbing into her litter box, where she simply lay down. I lifted her out and put her in her bed. Tbh I'm surprised she made it through the night, but that's our Lily for you. She had a tiny bit to eat, and a few sips of water, just to make her feel comfortable. She's warm and half awake, but not really engaging with the world, although I did just catch her watching the huge snowflakes falling outside. Oh my darling little puss...

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:14 am

I am welling up just reading this Anna, my heart cries out to you, it really does, I know words just don't seem enough to convey how I feel for you right now, but what a tribute and act of kindness you are doing for Lily today....they take a piece of our heart each time...x

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by greenkitty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:51 am

So sorry Anna, thinking of you today x

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Post by meriad » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:54 am

Thinking of you today Anna, I am so very sorry :cry: . It's never easy but it's the kindest thing we can do for our furry friends.

((hug)) to you and a gentle fuss and cuddle for your gorgeous Lily x

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by bobbys girl » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:02 am

Anna, Julie said,
JulieandBarney wrote:I am welling up just reading this Anna, my heart cries out to you, it really does, I know words just don't seem enough to convey how I feel for you right now, but what a tribute and act of kindness you are doing for Lily today....they take a piece of our heart each time...x
I can put it no better.

Love to you and Pete.xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:08 am

Bless her, she's just struggled out of her bed to use her tray, and while she was squatting her legs just gave out underneath her and she couldn't get back up. I've lifted her back into her bed, she's tucked up safe and warm. Just a few days ago we were commenting on how well she's rallied lately, although it has been a long slow decline for the last few months, but she's gone downhill so fast in the last 24 hours. The vet's just rung, they'll be here about noon.

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:13 am

She has been such a fighter Anna, I know I speak for us all when I say that our love and thoughts will be with you every step of the way at Noon today, God bless Lily....xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by Walesgang » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:17 am

Oh Anna. I have just caught up with this.

I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you.

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by cathyday » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:41 am

I'm so very sorry and sad to read your latest posts Anna. Sending our best wishes to yourself, Pete and of course to Lily.

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by HRHFluffy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:35 am

Anna I'm so very sorry to hear this. We're all with you and sharing your tears. Be brave one last time for Lily. Thinking of you both.

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Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:32 pm

Oh Anna, I'm so terribly sorry. I've just caught up with this too. Poor darling Lily. Give her a kiss from me and I'm sending hugs to you. Xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by Crewella » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:57 pm

So sorry, Anna - thinking of you both. xx

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Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:54 pm

She's gone. Her last day and night were such a heartbreaking struggle for her, it was awful to watch, but I know she only felt that bad for less than 24 hours, which is a small comfort. This tough little cat, true to form, and despite being almost too weak to stand, still found the reserves to resist the end, so we had to sedate her, but she was very peaceful at the end, and she died on my lap, with me stroking her and talking to her. Nick said it was her heart that caused her collapses, due to her years of hyperthyroidism. Oh my poor little lass, my funny little puss, we shall miss you so, darling little Lily. Thank you for letting us share your life with you. Mummy and Daddy Pete xxxxx

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Post by Walesgang » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:57 pm

(((((Anna)))))

I have been praying all morning that the vet could pull something out of the bag for your girl.

I am so very sorry.

What a truly awful day.

RIP little Lily xxx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by Lilith » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:59 pm

Very very sorry to hear - no matter how many times it happens, it's always terrible to let them go, even though you know you're doing the right thing. I'm repeating myself here but it's a fact, they're lent to us for such a short time, and they give us so much love, and honour us with their presence.

Sleep tight little Lily x

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:00 pm

Anna...you and Lilly have been in my thoughts all day....little Lilly is at peace now and running freely, I said a silent prayer for my lovely boy 'CC' to be waiting for her at the Bridge, what a kind, dignified end you gave her, Rest in Peace little one and know you were loved so much......God bless...join all our other loved ones waiting to play .....thinking of you and Pete....xx

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Post by Crewella » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:01 pm

((((hugs))))

I'm so very sorry, she sounds a little trooper right to the end, as you knew she would be. Nobody could have done more for her, I hope you can take some comfort in that.

Rest in peace lovely Lily. xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by HRHFluffy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:02 pm

Oh Anna. I'm so sorry. Sharing tears with you now. You did all you could for your little girl. She would have taken comfort from being on your lap one last time. Sending you a massive hug. Sleep well much loved Lily Xxx

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Post by greenkitty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:03 pm

RIP little Lily puss, hugs to you Anna xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by cathyday » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:26 pm

I've been thinking about you all day too Anna. Lily is free from old age now and I've no doubt already causing mayhem at The Bridge with all who have gone before her.

Sending all our best wishes to you and Pete.

RIP Lily.

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by lilynmitz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:53 pm

Thank you all, so much. Your support means such a lot to me. I feel it's the end of an era, but I can now remember them as they were, together, happy and well and content, but leaving a huge whole in our household, and in our hearts.

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by meriad » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:19 pm

As much as it's the kindest thing we can do for our furry friends; giving them that dignified and peaceful passing is the hardest thing ever for us humans

Thinking of you and Pete.

RIP sweet little girl; sleep tight and sweet dreams. Together with Mitz again xxx

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Post by Janey » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:37 pm

So sorry Anna,
God bless Lily xx

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Re: My poor Lilypuss

Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:19 pm

Dear Anna, there is nothing we can say to take away the sadness, but please know that we share it with you and we have been crying with you today. Your little girl was loved so much and you couldn't have been a more wonderful mummy to her. I know things will seem very dark today, but you are supported by all us crazy, loving cat people, and we understand. RIP darling little girl. Lily reminds me so much of my Lou Lou. I hope that funny little tabby girl will have the long life of love and contentment that yours has known. xx

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