Thought we were going to have a miracle

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Thought we were going to have a miracle
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:28pm
Yesterday when I went to see Mister, he was alert, sitting up, and he knew who I was, there was that look of recognition in his eyes. Even the vet said he was suprised. So, not trying to get my hopes up I said I would be back during my lunch to see how he was doing. Again, he was sitting up, alert, tried to stand when I went to see him. Even more improvement.

The vet said that I could do at home what he had been doing, which was force feeding him every few hours and also giving him water. He said being at home may even help his outlook, in familiar surroundings, back with his buddy McCloud. So last night I picked him up. It seemed as if he was just extremely tired, he had no energy. Couldn't walk but was keeping his head up AND even purred. That purr was what made me think he just might make it.

So we brought him home and he seemed happy. Put him in his "spot" and McCloud came over to see him. After a few hisses, he seemed to be happy to see Mister and gave him a couple licks on the head. Mister kept getting out of his bed. He could move the front half but seemed that his back half was just too heavy to maneuver. He took his food really well and it all stayed down. He was purring and seemed to really enjoy being home. My son slept in the living room with him to keep an eye on him.

When I got up this morning Mister had managed to get himself in the doorway of my room. I fed him and he was alert and purring. I came home for lunch at noon and before I could get him fed he vomited. I also noticed some yellowish tint to the skin in his ears. I went back to work at 1 and at 2 my son called me and said to come home, that Mister was sick. I went home and Mister was having a seizure. After it was over he vomited and he had that far away look in his eyes, he wasn't aware.

So, I took him to the vet and asked them to please put him to sleep. With the jaundice it was obvious his liver had failed totally. I realized there was no getting better, that it was the end.

I only wish that I knew why. The vet said he could do an autopsy but I just couldn't do it. The vet said his guess would be liver disease of some type. He said some cats just don't show signs of illness until it has become severe. It was only a week ago that I noticed he wasn't "right", less affectionate and even though he was eating, it was less than usual.

But we had one good night with him. I think he enjoyed being home. I enjoyed one last evening with him. I only wish we had had more time.

I want to thank everyone for their kind words. It means a lot to me to be able to talk about my cat, with people that understand and not give me that "are you nuts".

If you would like to see how beautiful he was, you can see him here..

http://pages.ivillage.com/mommabuck/id8.html

Thanks again,

Brenda


Edited 3/28/2003 9:31:17 PM ET by mommabuck

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:39pm
Oh {{{Brenda}}} I am so very sorry about Mister!! Words cannot express what you must be feeling, he was such a beautiful cat and it's just not fair. I am lighting a candle for him to help light his way to the bridge. {{{HUGS}}}

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:20pm
I am so sorry. I light a candle to show his way to the rainbow bridge. May his memory live on.

Kim and Lucy Kitty :)

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:20pm
Hello Brenda,

Í'm so sorry to hear about your loss of Mister. I know that he will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge when it is time. He was such a beautiful cat and I can tell he was very loved by you and your family. You have my sympathy. Lots of hugs. :)


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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 11:06pm
Brenda,

I'm so very sorry. By his pictures, I can see that Mister sure was a cutie and a very sweet cat. I wish it had gone differently and a miracle had happened. Even so, you were a wonderful mommy to him and I'm sure he had a wonderful life with you. I'll be lighting a candle for him. I'll have you in my thoughts, as well, as I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Those people that think animal-lovers are nuts are the people with the real problem!

Candace
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:05am
{{{{Brenda}}}} I'm so sorry about your precious ^Mister^. My heart goes out to you. He is now healthy and happy at Rainbow Bridge and you will see him once again someday.

Hugs and prayers,

Leslie (cl-lcni)


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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:25am
{{{Brenda}}} I am so sorry for the loss of your precious baby ^Mister^. He was beautiful. He will have many friends at Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs to you and your family,

Laurie

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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 12:07pm
Brenda, I am so sorry about your loss of Mister. Here is our candle in remembrance of Mister.

Peace and blessings,

Patrick, Sammy & Misha.

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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 12:20pm
Brenda,

I am so sorry about Mister. I was so hoping he would get better. I cannot imagine how hard it is to lose a loved pet (though I will soon enough).

It does sound as though he wanted to come home and give you a proper farewell. I would consider that so very special.

If you want to talk about Mister I am always here to listen.

Lastly, would you be offended if I asked to take a copy of one of the images of Mister you have on your site (by the way he is a beauty) and be allowed to place it on my web site in the friends section? I post images of pets people email me there and put up memorials for pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge. I would be honored if you allow me to do this for Mister. You are welcome to see what my site and friends page looks like, the web address is www.coolcybercats.com and to seethe friends page pick ?Cool Friends? from the side menu.


I am also sorry about Oreo. I read what you have on the site about him. His colours are the same as Itchy?s, though the pattern is a bit different. Our Itchy also has Lymphosarcoma. He had to have a section of his intestine removed this fall because of it. He is now in chemo, though we know that the cancer cannot be stopped, we hope to prolong his quality of life till he tells us that he must leave. Itchy has been plagued by so many problems over the last year: IBD, FLUTD, Lymphosarcoma and as of this week Diabetes. He is such the trooper though. When he leaves I will be crushed.

Please take care and give McCloud a scratch on the nose from me.

David (Hamlet, Leo and Itchy)

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:22am
Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss! I am glad you got to bring him home and have one more night with him! Hugs for you family!

Take care, Robin.
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:39am
((((Brenda))))) I am so very sorry for your loss. ^Mister^ was a wonderful kitty. I am lighting a candle to guide his way to the Bridge. And I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Tami Cl-royalkitties

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