The Vet called and said that my cat has Leukemia. They'll be putting him to sleep today. They said, he, literally, had no white cells left. I am very sad and can't stop crying but I know he won't be in any more pain.
I want to thank everyone who has been concerned about him. It really meant a lot to me to know there are such nice people in this world and you helped me through some rough times.
I'm going to write about Toonces and what he meant to me and I'll share it with you guys.
Thank you...all of you. It makes me feel better to know that you guys really do care. I know that he is much better off now and I'm glad that he isn't suffering anymore.
He was so confused. It was like he knew he was dying and he wanted to do the right thing, which was to lay under that bush in our garden until he passed, but, apparently, it wasn't quite his time and we couldn't stand him being out there, literally, starving, although he would drink water, so we brought him in and I held him and talked to him even though there was no response. After the week-end, of course, Joe took him to the Vet. They were going to pick him up later but we knew he needed help right away..
When I spoke with the Dr. today, I asked her how they were going to put him to sleep (and I may have already mentioned it somewhere) but she said that they would give him the same drug they use before a surgery that puts them to sleep, then, she sid,, they would give him a shot that would stop his heart.
It was comforting to know that he really was 'put to sleep'. It's a shame that people can't go that way (at least, I don't think they can).
Carol...I already sent you an email...but just so you know...I've stayed with all my dogs when their time came to move on...I can assure you that there is no pain, no trauma, no fear...It's like pulling a curtain...very peaceful passing...
You did what you had to do...painful as it is...
my cat had leukemia too. I had to put him down. I had helped deliver that cat into this world. he was my favorite. He is buried in our back yard with a beautifal flower tree over his grave. When I read this I bursted into tears, im still crying as I write this. I hope everythings goes well with you. Good Luck.
that's sad, but, I can tell you truly loved your cat and tried to help him in his last days to be comforted. you made him happy!^_^I would cry too. Well, I hope you start to feel better.^_^
Awww, I am so sorry sweetie. I understand the grief you are going through. I, too, had to put my cat of 15 years down. I was a mess because I grew up with him and he was part of the family. But as everyone else has said, you did the right thing by not letting him suffer. Surround yourself with friends and support. It won't make you forget but it does help you heal.
My sincerest regards...
Thanks for keeping us updated. I'm sorry to hear about Toonces :( It could just be that the people who owned him before you never had him vaccinated against FeLV. But the good things to keep in mind are that he's going to be in a better place, free of his pain, and if you ever do get another kitty, there are vaccines for the disease that can prevent it from ever hurting you or your babies again.
Hi Carol. I'm sending you a big cyber hug to make you feel better. I know how hard it is to let go of a good friend. I'll be thinking of you and sending you good vibes to help you cry for Toonces but also remember how he made you laugh and feel good. You did the right thing untill the end and I know Toonces appreciated everything you did to help him and love him. After all you were his best friend and he knew you cared for him, that in itself was a comfort I'm sure. Take good care of yourself and be extra kid to yourself.
I'm sorry about everything - just remember he will no longer be suffering and he will still be in a happy place. Just remember, don't bottle everything up inside. Let everything out and it will coach you to move on in a positive way. Do me a favor and download "Its okay to cry" by Amanda Wilkinson. It will help you, trust me. After you listen to it, let me know how you felt about it.
I am sorry about Toonces. What a lucky cat he was to have you and your son. Many are not so lucky.
Thanks Phrannie and Jenny. I am happy that he isn't suffering anymore.