I think I need to say goodbye to my cat [sad]

(31 Posts)
KatyMac Wed 19-Mar-14 19:23:08

She had vestibular something or other & was treated twice for it
It came back again & the vet removed her ear

She looks like she has had another stroke - her back legs are splayed and she can't lick & clean her bum as she can't find it, she looks so drunk

I think this is it sad DD is bereft already

cozietoesie Wed 19-Mar-14 19:25:58

Aw Dear - I remember your previous thread.

Is she to see the vet tonight?

sad

KatyMac Wed 19-Mar-14 19:32:18

No - I'll ring in the morning; she is on painkillers so embarrassed rather than in pain

I'm so upset

cozietoesie Wed 19-Mar-14 19:49:10

Of course. You've been battling with this one for so long - and she's not an old cat. Only 8/9 years old if I recall?

Is she comfortable at the moment?

KatyMac Wed 19-Mar-14 19:52:45

She's 9 in May - her fur is ruffled, so I do wonder about giving her some more pain relief.

She has had for 2kg this morning so could have another 1.25kgs worth this evening I guess - the vet didn't really want me dosing her halfway through the dose - it's a 24hour one; but I guess under the circumstances some more wouldn't hurt

KatyMac Wed 19-Mar-14 22:24:31

I think her body temp has dropped

cozietoesie Wed 19-Mar-14 22:37:29

Keep her warm and hold her next to you if you can.

cozietoesie Wed 19-Mar-14 22:38:42

Sorry, Katy. I'm assuming that she hasn't slipped away?

mineofuselessinformation Wed 19-Mar-14 22:39:03

If she goes, she will go with love. It sounds like it might be time. I, sorry. hmm

mineofuselessinformation Wed 19-Mar-14 22:39:37

* I'm

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 07:06:48

Sorry we feLl asleep.

She couldn't move easily , her temp dropped and her legs were sort of loloppy last night and I was sure she wouldn't wake up.

This morning she stood and stretched. And shook then started washing - I guess the crisis is over

I will still take her to the vet tho'

I'm not sure how DD & I will cope - either way

cozietoesie Thu 20-Mar-14 07:30:06

Falling asleep - and the consequent calm - may actually have helped her. Cats can often recover very well from strokes (Seniorboy had a little one last year, I think, and shows almost no sign of it now) but I think you're well advised to still go to the vet if possible. I've always been worried with her as to what might be the underlying cause of the vestibular and the vet seeing her (especially after last night) is no bad thing.

Hope you and DD are OK this morning. You're being very staunch there.

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 08:02:44

DD hoped she would have died in her sleep sad

She still can't walk but she can stand

cozietoesie Thu 20-Mar-14 08:28:47

That's understandable, actually. Having to make the hard decisions is a big ask when you're younger. (Actually, it's a big ask at any age, really.) How old is she again?

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 09:11:11

16 - so hormonal irrational teenager! Just old enough to properly understand & not old enough to deal

cozietoesie Thu 20-Mar-14 09:39:08

Yes - you're going to have to shoulder the responsibility for this one I'm afraid.

Take care - I'm sure many people on this board will be thinking about you today.

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 10:27:23

They saw her & she's gone

cozietoesie Thu 20-Mar-14 10:42:30

She went with much love.

Are you thinking of ways to remember her or is it just too soon at this moment?

crazynanna Thu 20-Mar-14 10:45:23

So sorry Katy sad
Much love to you and DD

Blithereens Thu 20-Mar-14 10:48:00

I'm so sorry Katy. Thinking you you and DD x

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 10:58:01

Thanks

Thinking of you & your daughter sad

KatyMac Thu 20-Mar-14 22:21:51

Thank you - it's been a hard day

The vet was in no doubt we were doing the right thing - the cat kept doing the splits.....it did not look comfortable & she felt it was almost certainly a brain thing rather than an ear thing

KatyMac Sat 22-Mar-14 07:10:45

I've packed away all her bits (into my mum's garage) - DH threw everything away when our last cat died & we had to buy everything new

He & DD are insistent they do not want another cat; I have pointed out that while now is not the right time to discuss it, being catless longterm is not an option.

I think I'd rather have a cat & no DH than a DH & no cat wink

cozietoesie Sat 22-Mar-14 07:20:56

Let it lie for a little. People think and say these things in the immediate aftermath of a death (and mean it at the time) but she'll have left a huge hole in the family - and who knows what may turn up in the next few weeks or months. You could be Dudleyed or something.

How are you doing yourself?

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