The cat has gone to Kitty Heaven
By NJ Chicaa
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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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.