My first angel.

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Registered: 09-20-2008
My first angel.
Sat, 03-20-2010 - 8:35am

Hello ladies,

I have been lurking for a few days since I had to put my youngest boy to sleep on Wednesday. He was suffering from cancer and was only 8 years old. Right now I'm just taking it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one breath at a time.

Unfortunately, my youngest had an older brother (also 8). They have been together since they were 6 months old and were like 2 peas in a pod. They were always playing together, sleeping together, following each other around. I couldn't have asked for 2 better children.

Anyway, he's starting to figure out that his younger brother isn't home and he's crying for him. He'll sit on the front window ledge waiting for his brother to come home, or wander around the apartment looking for him. It's heartbreaking to hear him, and I've been trying several things to ease the transition - washing the afghan where his brother used to sleep, buying him new cat toys, petting/playing with him more, leaving the radio on when I have to go to work, etc. Any other suggestions? I know I'm not ready for a new cat yet. How do you know? This is my first angel (and they are my children and family), so any advice would be great.

Hugs to all.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 3:20am

I am so very sorry for the loss of your little one.......your first ^angel^.