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I normally don't post in here, but my 16 year old cat hs CRF & she had a very bad day this past Saturday. For the fist time I truly realized that I will not have her much longer. I feel like I'm dieing inside, a little bit each day as she slips away from me. My biggest hope at this point is that she dies at home. I just don't know what I'm going to do when I lose her. How am I going to get up & go to work when she's not going to be there to great me. Alos, I'm wondering how do I know when my saddness about losing her has gone beyond normal?
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When it gets this bad for you, as hard as it is, you need to look past your sorrow and anguish and consider how much harder it must be on her. If your vet makes house calls, you can pay the extra to have her go to the angels in her own setting, which is how she would prefer it I am sure.

My heart goes out to you, because I have been there in the exact same situation, and when Bravo was helped into death, he was in my arms for his final moment. His pain, became mine, but at least he was finally out of pain and at rest.
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My Blackie died of renal failure. Believe me, you'll know. His first symptom was convulsions. The vet "flushed" his system several times that year when it looked like the end. However, one morning he felt hot, lay beside me on the bed and didn't want to do anything. I took him to the vet. The vet told me he was not in pain, but feeling completely miserable. When there is no more quality of life, and the vet cannot flush the system successfully of the poisons, he will advise you that the time has come. Often, this shortens your baby's life by a few days, but it also ends the misery they are suffering. I wish I could tell you it's easy, but it's not; it hurts terribly. You just have to know that you are giving her your last loving gift, relief. If you can ease her suffering, and the vet says there's no hope, please don't hesitate. You can stay with her to the end.

I have never forgotten my Blackie. I loved him so much, and still cry when I think of him. But he gave us 16 years of joy, and I thank God for sharing His little creature with us, for trusting that we would take the best care of him that we could. This will be very hard, and my heart aches for you. Shed the tears, and share your pain with us, if it helps. We understand. God bless you.
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Sending you warm wishes!

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OMG, I'm so sorry. I lost my 11 year old baby Magic to CRF on 11/26/02. God, I hate that disease. Hang in there and hold on as long as you can.

God Bless.
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