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R.I.P Smudge

post #1 of 15
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I've never posted here b4..but wanted to come somewhere where ppl understand what its like to lose a pet...I just got back from the vet alittle awhile ago where I had to make decision on having my cat put to sleep....I didn't go there thinking this was going to happen....She had a mass on her breast....but it had ruptured over night...I right way thought she had an adscess....but in the end it turned out to be an agressive mammary tumor...The vet said they could remove it but in the end it would only buy alittle time and he said it would be very costly...I was shocked ..its not what I was expecting at all...She other wise seemed healthy..she was eating and had no fever..I wanted to take her home but they suggested I didn't since it was a fair size wound..I just wanted alittle time to decide....He said she would probably go down very fast if I took her home...The wound was leaking and was awful....The vet said I was doing what was best for her...and not letting her suffer with "cancer"...for only maybe a few weeks or months....Right now it doesn't seem like I was doing what was best....She was 14.5 yrs old...got her from a farmer who was "getting rid" of his barn cats ...She was about 1 when I got her ...Anyways...I dont wanna ramble to much....I just miss her already....thanks for listening

post #2 of 15
So sorry about your cat.
My Stripe had 2 breasts removed at age 4.
Like your cat she had a lump that ruptered and pus was all over.
We rushed to the vet and 2 breasts were removed.
There was cancer in it.
A month later a small lump came back then after that she was fine.
I lost her to crf at age 11.
post #3 of 15
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what you're going through, we just had to have one of our kitties put to sleep this week and it was very sudden... it's quite a shock.

May your kitty rest in peace.
post #4 of 15
I'm sorry for your loss. Don't beat yourself up. Sometimes these decisions have to be made in the best interest of allowing our pets to die in peace and without pain. She was loved by you and knew a better life than if she had been left to fend for herself as a barn cat. You need to remember the wonderful love you shared.

When your heart is ready, perhaps you can give some of that love to a new kitty and give them a forever home.
post #5 of 15
It is always such a shock when you discover an unexpected loss. RIP Smudge - you were loved very much.
post #6 of 15
i'm so sorry. the pain of losing one of our beloved babies is one that can shock us with its ferocity.

RIP precious smudge.
post #7 of 15
I'm so sorry you had to go through that, you must be feeling terrible.

Mourning is a natural process, but as the pain recedes, take comfort that you have given Smudge a good home, a lot of love, and a comfortable life.

Maybe when you're ready you can share her story and pictures so we can all get to know your lovely Rainbow Bridge kitty, and celebrate her life.

Rest in Peace, Smudge
post #8 of 15
You have come to the right place to share your grief over the loss of your beloved Smudge.
Here at TCS, we understand the pain you are feeling and are here for you.

Rest in peace sweet Smudge
post #9 of 15
I'm so sorry to hear about Smudge You gave her a loving home and that speaks volumes

post #10 of 15
I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. What everyone here has said is so true. She's pain free now, and because of the hard decision you had to make, she went peacefully, without going through any more pain.

Our little kitties rely on us to make this decision....I believe you made the right one, even though it seems so tough right now.

RIP, little Smudge....you were loved and cared for during your 14.5 years.

post #11 of 15
I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Sometimes the decision that is the hardest to make turns out to be the kindest thing. You loved her enough to let go, and no cat could ask for more than that.

R.I.P. Smudge.
post #12 of 15
If you have confidence in the vet, I'm sure you did the right thing. But the hole they leave in our heart never heals completely.

Play gently at the bridge, Smudge.
Purr softly,
And wait quietly for a great reunion.
post #13 of 15
So sorry to hear about the loss of Smudge. You loved her very much and made the right decision
post #14 of 15
I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Smudge.
post #15 of 15
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I feel very guilty ...I've been second guessing myself all day....She was eating fine and acting fine....she was sore when I touched ...but maybe I should have went forward with the surgery ..I'm very confused... Sorry I am just venting I guess
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