Monday, February 21, 2011

Saying Goodbye

We had to put our kitty down today; it was the right thing to do so he wouldn't suffer any longer or more than he was. It's one of the worst decisions one has to make. Absolutely heartbreaking.

But, knowing he was suffering, knowing that anything done wouldn't change the outcome or return his quality of life, knowing he would only suffer more if we didn't make this decision today, it was truly the best thing for him. I love him too much to let him suffer needlessly.

In a matter of two weeks he lost half of his body weight, his left kidney shrank to the size of a pea, his right balloned abnormally and his bloodwork was the extreme opposite of normal. 'Sudden onset of incurable/acute kidney failure.' When I took him two weeks ago because he wasn't acting like himself, his bloodwork was fine, his weight was normal as were the size of his kidneys. But this is apparently common in 'Tuxedo' cats (along with urinary tract infections; his were under control via med and wet food since August of 2009 along with routine bloodwork which showed his kidneys were fine until the bloodwork done today).

My little lap cat. Oh how we will miss you!
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9 comments:

Cottage Tails said...

oh I am sooo sorry
(((HUGS))))

Lots of love Leanne

Sarah said...

Awwww hon I am so sorry...it is so hard to let them go!! Sending gentle hugs, Sarah

The Frog Queen said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending love you way.

Cheers!

Jo said...

Thank you all for your kindness!

Holli said...

I am truly so sorry to hear that Jo.... I really am. :(

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. It is extremely hard to see a beloved pet go - I know this from experience. Always cherish the wonderful memories you had with your sweet furry baby. xoxo Theresa

Sydney said...

So sorry for your loss Jo! What a handsome cat he was. You were lucky to have each other! Big hugs coming your way!

Kalanna said...

hugs for my jo. that explains your facebook status. i had forgotten to ask what had you down.

Judy said...

I am so sorry for your loss Jo...I know that had to have been very hard for you. Hugs heading your way.