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Having to have your cat PTS

Post by june123 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:42 pm

Hello
My cat Spike is 23 years old, I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. A wonderful little cat, so loving and affectionate. Recently he has got weak on his back legs and lost quite a bit of weight, the vet said he probably has a urine infection and prescribed antibiotics. Spike is now unable to , Im trying all different foods to get him to eat. Today I thought it was time to say goodbye, he ate and drank and looked bright so I called my vet and said I wanted to give him another day or two, he said he wanted to see him on Monday. Tonight Spike is making a funny sort of meow, I dont think he is in pain but he cant understand why he cant get up,it is the most horrible decision to make and we are so upset, if he is bad tomorrow I will take him . I just wish I could wake up and he just be as he was healthy and running around. I will miss him all my days, heartbroken.

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Post by Judy Barnett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:02 am

I am so very sorry. I think we have all been in this place. They are so much a part of our lives that its impossible to imagine life without them. 23! Wow. What a fantastic happy home you must have made for him. I'm sending you and Spike a big hug and will be thinking about you. Xx

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Post by Lilith » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:34 am

I'll be thinking about you both too. Good luck and hugs, Lil x

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Post by Ruth B » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:46 am

I'm so sorry for you, we have all been there and had to make that decision and it never gets any easier.

Hugs to you and a fuss for Spike today, and if you decide it is time then let hem go peacefully to sleep with the help of your vet, try and remember the long happy life he had and don't feel guilty about letting him go.

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Post by alanc » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:21 pm

Very sad to read this. Its a decision we all have to take eventually and it is never easy.

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Post by june123 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:24 pm

Thank you for your good wishes.
I had to have Spike PTS this afternoon, I am heartbroken he could not lift his head and eat anything. I love him so much, I tried my hardest to help him and I will miss him all my days,

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Post by Ruth B » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:49 pm

I am sorry to hear this, but not surprised from the way you described him.

You have helped him. In the end you have given him the greatest gift, a long happy life and a peaceful, pain free end. You have decided to accept hurt yourself so he doesn't have to.

Concentrate on remembering the good times you had with him.

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Post by Lilith » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:03 pm

I'm so sorry to hear, June.

I think you knew, didn't you, but even when we do, it is still hard to let them go. They're lent to us for a while but that knowledge never helps, I realise myself.

Love and hugs, Lil x

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Post by Judy Barnett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:20 pm

I'll be thinking of you, all the best xx

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Post by Mayday21 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:25 am

Hi June my heart goes out to you on losing Spike. Wow 23 yrs that’s fantastic hold onto that. Rest assured he’ll always be with you. Why would he leave after being loved for all that time. Pls be kind to yourself as you grieve & post whatever & whenever as people here empathise & understand. As Lilith said “There lent to us for a while but that knowledge never helps.”

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Post by Judy Barnett » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:47 pm

How are you doing June x

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Post by bobbys girl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 pm

I have just seen your post June. I have been so wrapped up in my own misery and grief I have forgotten that others are going through it too. I am so sorry for your loss. Perhaps your Spike will take my Freddie under his wing at the Bridge. He needs a big brother, he's only a little boy. :cry:

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Post by Oddcat » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am

June, Bobbys Girl, I am so very sorry for your losses. My dear Cupcake went to the Bridge a few weeks before Christmas; she was PTS following a badger attack and a 2am dash to the emergency vets. No matter how they leave us, or what age they are, it never hurts any less.

I haven't felt able to talk about Cupcake's passing until now, but I wanted you both to know that Cupcake was a sweet, gentle, silly girl; and I feel sure she would have been waiting for Spike and Freddie at the Bridge. To mother sweet young Freddie, and as a companion for grand old Spike. I'm sure the three of them are all together right now, just like we three are together in our grief and CatChat companionship .... sending love and hugs.

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Post by Lilith » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:59 pm

Hey Oddcat I think I missed hearing about Cupcake - that's awful. I've heard about badgers attacking chickens, didn't realise they could hurt cats.

Very sorry to hear, love and hugs, Lil x

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Post by Mayday21 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:32 pm

Hello Oddcat so much sad news. Feeling for you, Bobby’s Girl & June. I volunteer for a vet at weekends & one of the vet nurses whom I’m very fond of said to me on me telling her how sad I was about lovely Freddie “He’s at the bridge with Mayday, Elsa & Penny”. Now we can add Cupcake & Spike. Thinking of everyone. It’s tough and as another friend summed up “It sucks. Just sucks no other words for it.” (((Hugs))) to everyone. Vivian

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Post by bobbys girl » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Oddcat, you cupcake sounds just like my Freddie - soft, sweet and gentle. Since he has gone his brother Billy and my other boy Bob can't share the same room!. Freddie was peacemaker. He used to get so upset at kitty quarrels that it stopped them in their tracks.

It is such a comfort to have understanding folks like all of you around providing such support.

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