Post # 1
Hi ladies, I was going to update the April POAS board with all sorts of promising things about TTC, but they’ve all been overshadowed by the past couple days. One of our kitties had a catastrophic neurological event on Saturday night and we had to put him down late last night/early this morning.
We’re still not sure what caused it – a crypto infection, an autoimmune disorder, a brain tumor? He was only 6 and it came on so quickly, he went from perfect to completely comatose in minutes. We immediately rushed him to the emergency vet who kept him overnight but his condition didn’t improve. His body was functioning and stable, but his mind just wasn’t there.
We wanted to make sure we covered all our bases before we let him go, so we got him a neurological consult after we took him from the emergency vet on Easter Sunday. You would not believe what they charge to be seen after hours on a Holiday 🙁 We were thinking we’d confirm that nothing could be done, but instead the doctor thought there was a really good chance he would recover. Whether it was an infection, autoimmune or a tumor, all three should have responded positively to steroids so she loaded him up and sent in a few more tests to confirm. We felt really positive, got all our hopes up and got ready to fight for him, only to have him herniate his brain stem 8 hours later 🙁
This little kitty fell and broke both his hips when he was only a year old. After our vet was able to operate on him and repair his hips we really thought we’d have him for at least 15 years. He was so sweet and full of personality and I still can’t believe he’s gone. In the past two years we’ve now lost our family dog, my beloved soul mate kitty and now our little boy. I’m really hoping that this is the end of our bad luck, as I don’t think we could take another loss right now 🙁 My whole family is pretty devastated and it’s been a tough couple of days.
Here is our boy, his name was Devlin.
Devy with my mom
Trying to chase my DH’s tuna sandwich
All grown up
Cuddling with our GSD who is going to miss him desperately. She thinks he’s her long lost puppy 🙁
Post # 3
I am so sorry. I can not imagine how you must be feeling right now, after such an emotional weekend. I always tell DH “cats are people too”, because they are. They are family. I am sorry for your sudden loss. Take care of yourself!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Oh I am so sorry hun 🙁 It’s always so hard to lose a pet, especially when it’s unexpected. We just put our girl down last month and it definitey does hurt. Be good to yourself and give your other pets lots of cuddles.
Ps. I had a cat that looked just like Devlin. That breed/mix is the best.
Post # 5
So sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful kitty. I know how much it hurts to lose a furry family member. So sorry.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry. 🙁 Sending lots of hugs your way!!
Post # 7
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m wishing comfort for your family, and I hope you can remember all the good times.
Post # 8
I’m so sorry hun. He’s a beautiful boy. *hugs* to you and the rest of Devlin’s family.
Post # 9
I’m so sorry for your loss. I said goodbye to my ailing dog last night, parents put her down this morning (I returned to college). Sending thoughts. Your Devlin and my Izzy are probably up there together now
Post # 10
I am so sorry for your loss! HUGS!
Post # 11
Im so sorry for your loss…they become such a huge part of our families. Sending prayers and postitve thoughts your way
Post # 12
I’m so so sorry for your loss! He was adorable!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone 🙁 It was just completely unexpected since he was so young. We definitely consider our pets to be family members so now the balance in our house feels completely off, like we’re missing people since we’ve gone from having 4 cats to 2.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I’m so so sorry! He looks just like my kitty Clark!
Post # 16
@saraja87: I am so, so sorry. What a terrible loss, and how unfair that his life was cut short like that. I am thinking many good thoughts for you as you grieve.