OT Another QI gone to the bridge

Thorncat passed last night.
She was our eldest cat, and a bit over 13 years old. Some of you might
remember me posting about getting her as a kitten
We found out her kidneys were going a couple of years ago when she had
surgery for cancer. The theory was that since the mass had wrapped
around her urethra it exacerbated the impact cancer can have on the
kidneys, and caused damage.
We were trying to hold the line against further kidney degeneration, but
they got a little bit worse every year. Then she got aenemia, then she
got a UTI, then she quit eating at all.
She had gotten to the point where if she was still alive this morning I
would have probably been on the phone to the vet to discuss extreme
options.
It is sad, but it was time.
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NightMist
Thorncat passed last night.
She was our eldest cat, and a bit over 13 years old. Some of you might remember me posting about getting her as a kitten
We found out her kidneys were going a couple of years ago when she had surgery for cancer. The theory was that since the mass had wrapped around her urethra it exacerbated the impact cancer can have on the kidneys, and caused damage. We were trying to hold the line against further kidney degeneration, but they got a little bit worse every year. Then she got aenemia, then she got a UTI, then she quit eating at all.
She had gotten to the point where if she was still alive this morning I would have probably been on the phone to the vet to discuss extreme options. It is sad, but it was time.
I feel so sad for your loss. My Reese Boy, a little winnie dog is 8 and 1/2 years old and starting to have back problems. I had heard that they usually end up being taken on the last trip to the vet sometime after they are 8 years old. His problems seem to have started all of a sudden and we watch him carefully to keep him from jumping off the bed. It is hard, and we hope to keep him another year or two. All of our pets are part of the family! Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
Ya, it sounds like Thorncat's time had come. 13 sounds young to me, but I lost my last two cats within a month of each other at 18 and 13 years so now it does not seem so young. It is hard to lose a member of the family, so sorry for you
Jean in Berlin
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jeanga6
I think 13 is young as well, but she had been ill. One thing or the other and we probably could have kept her in reasonable health, but all of them together were just too much for one small cat.
Jiji is still quite upset. He keeps looking all through the house, and has thus become even worse about doors than usual. After each circuit he comes to each of us one at a time, meowing franticly and pawing us to make sure he has our attention.
NightMist

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NightMist
I am sooooo sorry about your cat passing, as I know what this is like. They are your children and you love them, you want to keep them forever. Lost Blackfoot(Siamese sealpoint) male to kidney failure. Thinking the kidn eys make them toxic and so they quite eating. He was the most loving cat a nd would nibble my ear in a show of affection. Wait awhile and get another cat as they are good companions. Each one has a different personality. Sandy$ in Idaho
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morningdove2011
Oh honey, I just had to put my 14 yr old Yorkie Tia down on Friday. My heart is aching as well. Love to all of you.
Here's a memorial photo album I did. You don't have to be a Facebook member to see it. If you have a problem seeing it, please let me know.
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to all who have lost a furbaby recently.
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Dreamweaver/Jeri Jo Redman
I am so sorry Nightmist. This time seems to arrive too quickly for our pets. Hugs, Taria
Thorncat passed last night.
She was our eldest cat, and a bit over 13 years old. Some of you might remember me posting about getting her as a kitten
We found out her kidneys were going a couple of years ago when she had surgery for cancer. The theory was that since the mass had wrapped around her urethra it exacerbated the impact cancer can have on the kidneys, and caused damage. We were trying to hold the line against further kidney degeneration, but they got a little bit worse every year. Then she got aenemia, then she got a UTI, then she quit eating at all.
She had gotten to the point where if she was still alive this morning I would have probably been on the phone to the vet to discuss extreme options. It is sad, but it was time.
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