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Goodbye Zorro  

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
Well, Zorro has less than 25 hours left. He has an appointment tommorow at 5:40. I went into the vets today to get Boo his vaccinations, and the vet told me that he thinks this is the best thing to do. Zorro just isn't happy anymore and its sad to watch. I know that this is going to be the hardest moment of my life. I'm so nervous. I don't want him to go, but I know that it has to be this way. I've been trying to make his last few days the best possible. I've been feeding him Fancy Feast because its supposed to be really good tasting(and he loves it), and I've been giving him a ton of attention and treats. I'm planning on taking him outside for a few hours tommorow right before we go in.
He's really doped up right now. I've given him a double dose of prednisone, and some medicam so that he'll feel really good for the last 24 hours. It seems to be working.
The vet gave me a sedative to give him before I go in. Hopefully it'll settle him down enough for the vet to easily give him the barbituates.
Please send Zorro your love and wish him a speady travel to the rainbow bridge where he will finally be able to run, jump and play with the other kitties.
post #2 of 36
Sometimes I think the hardest part is finally making the decision. It's torture. With my cancer kitty I knew the day was coming and like you I tried to make his last days extra special for him. I agonized over when to finally let him go. I hope this doesn't sound awful but I was actually a little relieved when it was finally done. He was out of pain and I new I had done the best I could for him. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you did the best for Zorro. Strength to you and godspeed to Zorro in his journey.
post #3 of 36
and for a easy time to the Rainbow bridge
post #4 of 36
Thread Starter 
I feel very sad, but I'm also anxious to get it over with. You're right. It is a relief. I know I'm going to cry, but I also know that he will no longer be in pain. I know he's in pain, and it hurts me that I can't do anything to take that pain and suffering away. This is the only thing I can do for him.
I know its stupid, but I keep telling myself that he's just going away to stay at the vets for a little while. Its not the best thing to do, but I'm just not ready to tell myself what's really going to happen.
post #5 of 36
Oh I am so so sorry Bless you Zorro
post #6 of 36
I couldn't help but cry when I read this.
Zorro is loving all of this attention I'm sure. His whole life has been happy and fulfilling. And I know his last day with you will be special for both of you.

Please take care of yourself, I'm saying prayers for you and for sweet Zorro.
post #7 of 36
Having been through this with my Palekana in May I know how hard it is to make that decision. Hugs to you and Zorro. You're right- this is the best thing you can do for him. He knows that you love him and are trying to help him. Soon he'll be playing with the other kitties at the Bridge.
post #8 of 36
Hugs to both you and Zorro. Keeping you both in my thoughts and wishing Zorro a safe and fast journey.
post #9 of 36
Oh my heart is with you. I know how hard of a decision it is.
post #10 of 36
I am so sorry. Praying for peace and comfort for you.
post #11 of 36
I am so sorry!!

May you find comfort in knowing that he will no longer be suffering.
post #12 of 36
I really feel for you. It must be so hard, I got all teary-eyed reading your post. Be strong for Zorro - it's the right thing to do I'm sending best wishes for both of you and a good journey to the Rainbow Bridge
post #13 of 36
what a heartbreaking time this must be for you and although I know neither of you I am sitting here crying with you...

safe journey sweet Zorro
post #14 of 36
Lots and lots of and going your way.
post #15 of 36
to you and Zorro. It's so hard to make the right decision but it is what is best for Zorro and he will thank you for it.
post #16 of 36
Originally Posted by huggles View Post
what a heartbreaking time this must be for you and although I know neither of you I am sitting here crying with you...

safe journey sweet Zorro
Same here.

I can only hope & pray I never have to be in the same situation.
post #17 of 36
I'm so sorry.
post #18 of 36
This is such a hard time for you. I am sorry and hope you find peace at the end of it.
post #19 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thank you all soo much for your kind words. The time is getting closer, and I'm getting so nervous. He's really not feeling good at all today. My sister's cat seems to know that he's dieing. They used to be best buddies, and now she won't let him come within 3 feet of her without hissing and swating at him. I'm trying to be strong for him, and I hope that the sedative knocks him out before he goes into the vet so he doesn't even know he's going there.
post #20 of 36
You and Zorro are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a very difficult time for you but find comfort in the fact that Zorro will know that what you did was for him. You are an excellent meowmy.

for Zorro
post #21 of 36
Oh my... I'm sending my thoughts & prayers to you and Zorro...
post #22 of 36
The sedative WILL work. We used it a couple of years ago for one of our cats and by the time we left for the vet he was very sleepy and he was almost comatose by the time my dh handed him over. If Zorro likes cuddles, I would hold him after giving the pill as he will become unsteady on his feet.

I'm so sorry you are going through this today. However, once the initial wave of grief is past, I think you will be able to feel relief and confidence that you did the very best thing for your little love.

post #23 of 36
My heart breaks for you. I know how very hard this decision is to make. Zorro loves you for it though, because he will soon be healthy and whole again.

and to you both and I pray for Zorro to have a swift and peaceful crossing to the bridge.
post #24 of 36
I'm so sorry.
post #25 of 36
I'm saying prayers for both of you that his journey is quiet. He knows you love him and that will comfort him.
post #26 of 36
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Zorro. Bless you for having the courage to make this decision. It's done out of love and Zorro knows that.
post #27 of 36
Lots of hugs for you and Zorro, and wishes for a peaceful crossing for him.
post #28 of 36
Thread Starter 
Well he's gone. He was a little sleepy when we got there. The vet injected him in the abdomen, and he was gone in a matter of seconds. I held him tight throughout the whole thing. This is the hardest day of my life. I just can't stop crying. There's a big empty hole in my heart now. I know this is what he wanted, but its hard knowing that I'll never see him again. He gave me a bunch of nose bunts right before we got there, as if to say, "Its ok. I'll be fine."
RIP my little zo monster
post #29 of 36
Oh Sweet baby, he's at peace now...I am so sorry for your loss
post #30 of 36
I'm so sorry that you've lost him. Zorro, there are a lot of TCS kitties at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge who will make you welcome.
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