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URGENT!! Need help! :(

post #1 of 12
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I have been on here before talking about my boy Marty. I can home from work today and he can not walk. His hind legs will not support his body. He has CRF (he gets 100cc of fluid a day) and high blood pressure (he takes Norvasc) he also has arthritis.

I have a vet appt @ 7 pm tonight. I am faced with possibly putting him to sleep. I need someone to tell me, yes tell me, what to do. I will care for him for as long as I can. I do not want him to suffer. If he will never walk will he be happy? I work f/t, I can hire someone to check on him throughout the day.

Marty had a seizure due to his high blood pressure last month and has not been the same.

I do not know what to do. I do not think that he is in pain. I wonder what type of life he will have if he can not walk to food, water or the litterbox ( he is already incontinet. He poo's laying down sometimes...what do I do ?
post #2 of 12
I am so sorry for Marty and the decision you are dealing with. I can say that it's not appropriate for anyone to suggest what you should do. But what you do decide, we support you. Once again I am sorry and Marty is in my prayers and thoughts
post #3 of 12
I agree that we can not tell you what to do. I'm guessing the vet appointment has already happened. I hope you listened to your vets advice, and made your own decision. As cheylink said - we will support whatever decision you made.
post #4 of 12
Do what you feel in your heart is best for Marty.
Talk to your vet about quality of life, but you know your cat better than anyone.

I agree that this is a decision no one can make for you, and wish you the best.
post #5 of 12
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thank you. We put him to rest tonight. I did not and still do not want to let him go. it was not his time, but he could not be marty anymore. On the way home my husband and I stopped at petco. I need to play with some cat toes, it did not seem right to just come home. I wanted to just stake a cat home to cuddle with. For the first time in 31 years i have no cat to cuddle with. Thank you again.
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thank you. We put him to rest tonight. I did not and still do not want to let him go. it was not his time, but he could not be marty anymore. On the way home my husband and I stopped at petco. I need to play with some cat toes, it did not seem right to just come home. I wanted to just stake a cat home to cuddle with. For the first time in 31 years i have no cat to cuddle with. Thank you again.
It's a hard decision but sometimes a very necessary one. Marty is in a better place now, running free on all four legs and playing with all our rainbow kitties. Marty obviously was well loved and you were a good meowmy.

When you feel ready to get another kitty, whether it is tomorrow or months down the road, don't feel guilty or that you are replacing Marty. Marty will never be replaced in your heart but your heart has plenty of room to love another special kitty to give them the kind of loving home Marty had. He would smile down on you for giving another baby a chance.

Hugs to help you feel better after making a very difficult decision.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Myboys15 View Post
thank you. We put him to rest tonight. I did not and still do not want to let him go. it was not his time, but he could not be marty anymore. On the way home my husband and I stopped at petco. I need to play with some cat toes, it did not seem right to just come home. I wanted to just stake a cat home to cuddle with. For the first time in 31 years i have no cat to cuddle with. Thank you again.
I am so sorry for your loss, but know that he is at peace. It isn't easy to make such a decision, but know in your heart it is what's best. I sooo understand the loss and loneliness you are feeling, but know you made the right decision, and he is in a better place.
When it is the right time, you will find the right kitty to welcome into your life.
post #8 of 12
Sometimes we need to make these hard decisions - keeping them alive when they have no quality of life is often more for ourselves than them.

RIP Marty, and I'm sure you'll add another furry friend to your life when the time is ready.

Feel free to go to the Rainbow Bridge forum when you're ready and post a tribute to Marty.
post #9 of 12
I'm very sorry for your loss
post #10 of 12
I'm terribly sorry about your boy.

Marty was lucky to have a family who cared so well for him and loved him so much. And you were lucky to have had such a sweet boy be part of your life. That mutual love is real and lives in your heart forever.
post #11 of 12
My heart breaks for you, I can truly say that I know your feelings of loss - as do most of the Members here on this Forum.

You have more love to give, and there's a little (or big) someone waiting for you.

Blessings,
Gloria
post #12 of 12
I am so sorry for your loss - your Marty is healthy and happy now, and waiting for his family over the bridge. Prayers for you all.
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