The cat has gone to Kitty Heaven

@NJChicaa (36745)
United States
May 15, 2018 3:54pm CST
Well, I don't believe in heaven but you get the idea. I had to put down one of our 12 year old permanent foster cats this afternoon. Her abdomen had blown up like a balloon over the past week. I called this morning and was lucky to get an appointment for 3:30 pm. I was realistic about what I was walking in with and did not expect to leave the vet's office with the cat. Still, I had to give her a chance and agreed to x-rays to see what there was to see. What there was to see was a ton of fluid in the abdomen which even I could have told you without a veterinary degree. Nothing in the lungs though. She was dehydrated and also had a chunk of fur on her neck pulled right away from the muscle (gross) inadvertently by the tech and she never even felt it which was a sign that her body was shutting down. The vet felt that she probably had cancer in the liver or intestines. My assumption walking in was that it was some kind of abdominal cancer. So the humane thing to do was to let her go which is what we did. Now we are down to 2 cats and 1 parrot which is the fewest number of pets that I have had in like 15 years.
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@dodo19 (31933)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May
At least, the cat isn't suffering anymore, which is the main thing. It is still sad though.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
I would never let an animal suffer.
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@dodo19 (31933)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May
@NJChicaa Neither would I. It wouldn't seem right.
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@kobesbuddy (40492)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 May
@NJChicaa I know this for a fact, you'd never allow an animal to suffer:)
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@Happy2BeMe (74056)
• Canada
15 May
So sorry.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Thanks.
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@Plethos (9550)
• United States
15 May
sorry for your loss.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Thanks. It had to be done.
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@august18 (1620)
• Tunisia
15 May
That's really sad.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
It was.
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@JolietJake (49822)
• United States
15 May
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
She was in rough shape and there really was nothing that could be done for her. She went downhill fast.
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• Quebec, Quebec
15 May
Sad...
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Yes it was.
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@lnillerman (1935)
15 May
That is just so sad. no little kitty should have to suffer something like that. I'm sorry for your loss. I really am sure the kitty is in heaven right now. I am a very strong believer in heaven.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Well, I'd like to think she is. . .
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
15 May
Thiis is sad, but you obviously did the right thing.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
oh I know I did the right thing. It was much MUCH harder for me to put my beloved tabby boy down at the beginning of October. I'm still not over that. This was just a few teardrops.
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@JohnRoberts (51983)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
At least the cat feels no more pain.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Exactly. There was no point in trying anything heroic when her little body (5.25 pounds fully grown and belly bloated) was suffering.
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@AlisaTR (1011)
• Hollywood, Florida
15 May
This is so sad! But it was the humane thing to do certainly.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Yes it was.
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@kobesbuddy (40492)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 May
I think when the liver is affected by cancer, quite often they will swell up in their abdomen. I'm so glad you did the right thing, by having her euthanized.
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@KristenH (23283)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 May
My condolences my friend. You've done the right thing. Hugs your cats for me tonight.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
15 May
Thanks. Just 2 left. We had 5 in August!
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@KristenH (23283)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 May
@NJChicaa Welcome. Poor cats and poor you.
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@FourWalls (12882)
• United States
15 May
I’m so sorry. The last thing we do to show love to our pets — ensure that they don’t suffer — is the one that breaks our hearts. Been down that road, and I know how painful it is. Prayers for you in your time of loss.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
16 May
I'm okay. I wasn't especially attached to this one. I'm still trying to get over the loss of the one who passed back in October.
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@Hannihar (29351)
16 May
@NJChicaa I am so so sorry about your loss.
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
16 May
Thank you
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@Hannihar (29351)
16 May
@NJChicaa You are welcome.
@geopiscean (1516)
• Kochi, India
16 May
Really sorry to hear about your cat's demise..
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@NJChicaa (36745)
• United States
16 May
Thank you. It was a sad end for her.
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• Kochi, India
16 May
@NJChicaa Anyhow, we have to move on..let her be in heaven
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@responsiveme (14461)
• India
16 May
It's sad but you did the right thing to end her pain
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@betlynfrnds (1185)
• United States
16 May
I am so sorry about your kitty. A week and a half ago my husband took one of my beloved kitties to be put to sleep as well. Though we still have many cats, I will always have a void for my little beauty. I still cry at times and am very sad. I miss her so much. A friend of mine told me that when you lose a pet, your sadness runs as deep as your love. I can tell you one thing for sure, I am crazy in love with my cats because when I lose them, my sadness runs oh so deep.
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@andriaperry (46186)
• United States
16 May
I am so sorry!