(Closed) Ailing Cat

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2247 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

((hugs)) I know how hard this is. I lost my first cat (though he was 12 or 13, not 4) from kidney failure. We let him die naturally, but it wasn’t much longer after giving him IVs that he finally passed away, peacefully. I think it was maybe a couple weeks but it sounds like he may have been further along in his kidney failure than your little guy. I can’t tell you how he’ll hold up while you’re gone, I don’t even think a vet would be able to know. I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this with such a young kitty.

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Huggles for you hunny. I know how you feel I lost my cat of 16 years last year. Mainly from old age. I had had her since I was a little girl, it was on of the hardest things in the world to do let her go. But in the end I knew she was in pain and not liveing the kitty life she wanted. My father had to take her to the vet for the final time because I couldn’t face it. But I know she is enjoying kitty after life happy. I’m sorry you have to go through this with such a young cat.

Post # 6
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

awww!! ((((hugs)))) I”m sooo sorry, me and Fiance too have a beloved cat and I can totally relate to how you must be feeling. I’ve lost many cats, and each time, it’s devestating. The one I have now is FI’s first cat, and I worry that the day she has to leave us he will be utterly crushed. I always tell him we should enjoy her everyday we have her. Pets are little gifts of love and we shouldn’t take them for granted. 

So, I’ll tell you the same, enjoy her and keep her comfy and loved. I know you already do. You are giving her a good life. Hang in there. 

Post # 7
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

HUGS! I lost my cat this past Thursday. It is very tough to loose a furry family member. You are a very good mommy and I can tell you will do anything for your kitty. True love never dies and the bond between you and your cat will never be broken.

Post # 8
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

@sbottiani:  My goodness, I’m so sorry your fur-baby is ill.  I have experienced pet illness multiple times and it just wears on you emotionally because you care for them so much.  Do what you can to make sure he’s comfortable. Many hugs to you, my dear! 

Post # 9
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sbottiani:  you don’t have to euthanize her, you can cross that bridge when and if you get to it–don’t get yourself all upset about it when it hasn’t gotten to that point (he still wants to snuggle)–I’ve known cats to live for many years with kidney problems–but if you find that his medication takes too much time or $ you can look into giving him to a rescue that specialized in animals with special needs–I’ve known people who have done that when their dog had a spinal cord injury

Post # 10
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

iim so sorry! i canit imagine my kittywbabies being sick! i hope everything works out for you!

Post # 11
4858 posts
Honey bee

I’m really sorry to hear about your cat, that is so hard.  🙁

Post # 12
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

You’re in good company, OP. My little kitty is terminal too. But I have weeks, not years. 🙁  PM me if you need support. 

Post # 14
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@sbottiani:  I’m glad your kitty is doing better.  Fluids brought our cat’s numbers under control (although she hated it and we had to do it at the vets office) and she was her wonderful snuggly self for 6 more months.  Ultimately our girl was 14 and had a host of other issues that made her very sick and we had to let her go.  Hopefully you caught the kidney issues early and she’ll respond well and live a long and happy life.  Hughs.

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