- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I don’t even know where to start!
Last night at around 1am, i noticed Annie acting funny, and kept an eye on her. I usually can tell when she has pee problems, she wonders around all confused and can’t sit still. I watched her go to the litterbox and i heard the pee hitting the floor. she was in the box but her bum was at the edge so she peed outside the box. I cleaned it up, and sat back down. She ran under the christmas tree and started pawing the floor, i figured she hadn’t finished her duties because i was watching her, so i sat back down and she went back to the box and i snuck up and watched her try to pee only too see a blood clot come out. I thought ok, i’ll take her to the vet first thing in the morning.
This morning woke up, saw she was still running around confused and peeing blood in random spots. I called the vet and told them im bringing her in. So i shot her insulin, loaded her up, and in i went to the vet.
It wasn’t my usual vet, it was the emergency vet. He checked her over and said he could tell her bladder was really swollen and tender and she was probably in pain. He said that i should have xrays done, blood work, urine culture, as well as an overnight stay on fluids to flush out her system etc etc etc… the list went on. He said i should have all this done within a week, instead of just one thing at a time, otherwise she will never be fixed. Although it makes sense, and i understand, it’s just not financially possible so i told him. The quote he printed me had a grand total of $2000…. and that is without the dental she so desperately needs. She also has a heart murmur and he thinks it may be caused by her infected teeth, and he says it may also be the cause of the UTI’s… but he said they won’t know until they do all the tests, and xrays to see if she has a stone or something.
So needless to say i started bawling, i called my husband and waited for him to come talk about it. The vet left me in the room until he got there and i sat there and thought…… and thought…. and i came to the conclusion that we just cannot afford all this work. I am actually considering having her put down. There is no way around this, we cannot afford this, we can’t even afford payments, as i know my vet will do payments with us, but we have SOOOO many payments every month as is… She needs so much work done and i’m at a LOSS right now….. i’ve been crying not stop.
Annie is 14 yrs old cat, Diagnosed Diabetic in April 2012, this is her second UTI in 8 months. Right now she has been laying on the floor just howling and crying…. My heart is breaking!!!!!! i don’t know what to do.
The vet sent us away with pain meds (trimodol?) and he also gave her an injection of antibiotics that is supposed to last 2 weeks in her system. The Trimodol is a capsule, and i tried giving it to her as soon as i got home but its impossible to give it to her orally, and i can’t get the darn thing open to sprinkle it on her food. I’m so stressed and upset.
we are going in tomorrow morning to talk to our real vet about everything and options. I just almost feel like it’s time to let her go, but i want it to be justified!!!! i can’t fathom giving her up because A) noone will take her. and B) I’ve had her for 14 years, she will not be the same happy cat living in a new home at this age, and i’m worried she may just end up in a shelter and put down anyway!
My heart is breaking and i’m crying as i’m writing this. I do not know what to do. She’s my pumpkin!!! my baby!!!! I do not want to put her down, but there comes a point…. and i’m trying to figure out if that point is now!!!!!!!!
Although she is 14, she could potentially have at least another 5 years left. Not knowing the outcome after all this work is done, is what’s making it hard. We could have all the work done(somehow, but we really can’t afford it at all), and she could either be fine, or because she is old, she may just continue to have problems…
I feel like i have no other option right now as we really can’t afford all this work!!!! i feel trapped into a [email protected]!!