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Update on my dying kitty

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well, after reading everything all of you had to say, and checking out the links you sent (thank you to all), my daughter and I had a very tearful and difficult talk last night. We agreed that if she didn't die during the night, we would call the vet and have him come to the house in the morning.
Crystal (my kitty) met me in the hallway at 5:30 this morning on her way to drink water out of the bathtub. She was unsteady on her feet, and after drinking and using the litter box, she went back to sleep in her favorite chair.
I called the vet and he came at 11:00 this morning to put her down. My daughter and I talked to her, caressed her, and cried over her until she took her last breath. She remained in her cozy chair all curled up until the end.
We are both very sad, but I know in my heart that I prevented further suffering for her (and us). Thank you for all of your thoughts and opinions - you forced me to consider the options and make a very difficult decision.
post #2 of 26
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have had the same experience and I know how much it hurts.

You did the best for Crystal and were good to her to the very end. That is more than most animals--or people get.

You should be proud of yoursleves for being such a good kitty companion.

My thoughts are with you.

post #3 of 26
I'm so sorry about your loss. You truly made the right decision, though. God bless you and your family, and Crystal's soul.
post #4 of 26
I'm so terribly sorry for your loss, and even though it was the kindest thing for still hurts terribly, I know, I've been there, as have many of us here. {{{{HUGS}}}} for you, both today, and for the many days to come until your heart heals some from the hole that she has left there.
post #5 of 26
I'm sorry too. I know when Jimmy (who also had CRF) was approaching the end of his life, it was important to me to know that I, and the vet, had done everything that could be done for him. You have looked after Crystal for 2 years after she was diagnosed, then helped her to pass with peace and dignity. You could have done no more.

My thoughts are with you and your family.
post #6 of 26
Although you know you made the right decision it is still very painful. I have just deleted a post I made in your previous thread only moments ago praying that you make the right decison for your much loved Crystal. All of us here have or will make the heartbreaking choice you have made today. Remember Crystal with love for the many many happy years you spent together. She knows she is loved and will be watching out for you from the Rainbow Bridge
take care
<<<hugs>>> at this sad time-you are in my thoughts tonight
post #7 of 26
I am very sorry, and will keep you and your daughter in my thoughts. Crystal obviously had a wonderful, loving family and that is all any cat could wish for.
post #8 of 26
I am sorry for your loss, Crystal was indeed a very well loved angel.
post #9 of 26
I am so sorry that you lost her, but you did the kindest and best thing for HER. You and your daughter proved how much you loved her by setting her free of her suffering. May God bless and comfort you in your time of sadness. Crystal is free and happy now, no more pain, and she will be waiting for you at the bridge when the time comes for you to be reunited. Hugs.
post #10 of 26
You know, if she had all the options in the universe, I'll bet that's the way SHE would have chosen to go. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she knew she was loved and she is happily playing and waiting for you at the Bridge
post #11 of 26
I am very sorry for your loss
post #12 of 26
I am so sorry. But you made the right decision and performed an act of love.
post #13 of 26
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Crystal
post #14 of 26
I am sorry for your loss. It is a difficult decision, but it is a good one if they are in pain, I would hope someone could do that for me. My heart and thoughts go out to you all at this time.
post #15 of 26
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss!
post #16 of 26
I am sorry to hear of your loss, but you have made the right decision. Your cat will be proud of you...
post #17 of 26
I am so sorry for your loss. Many of us have had to make that decision at some point in our lives and it isn't easy. Be assured you made the right decision and Crystal isn't suffering anymore. You obviously loved her very much and I am sure she knew that when she took her last breath.
post #18 of 26
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know from experience what a difficult decision this had to be, but you made it with love and with your cat's best interest at heart. I hope you can find some comfort in that and in knowing that she has gone to a better place. I'm sure my friendly guy, Willy, will be there to greet her! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
post #19 of 26
My thoughts go out to you and your daughter. I am always in awe of the strength and love of all of us who have made the painful choice to free our kitties. May Crystal be running free and happy at the Rainbow Bridge.
post #20 of 26
I am so sorry about your dear Crystal. You did what was best for her, and I hope that is some comfort to you. As a very wise woman told me recently, you did the most unselfish thing you could do in letting her be free of her pain.
I know you can never replace Crystal, but hopefully some day another sweet kitty will fill the hole in your heart. Every time a beloved cat goes to the Bridge I like to believe that it opens up a loving home and an empty lap for a kitty that desperately needs it. Prayers to you and your daughter.
post #21 of 26
I'm very sorry you lossed your precious Crystal. My heart breaks for you at such a difficult time. Please know that she's ok now and only waiting for you and wants you to be happy.
post #22 of 26
I'm sorry you were faced with this decision. I wish I could make the pain go away.
post #23 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. I didn't know it would be this hard. I am totally heart broken - I can't believe how much I miss her furry little face.
post #24 of 26
Lots of hugs
post #25 of 26
Your post brought tears to my eyes; I'm sorry that you and your daughter are feeling so much sadness at this time. But you can comfort each other with the thought that having given Crystal a wonderfully loving home, you did the right thing for her in the end and allowed her to slip away in peace and with dignity.
post #26 of 26
I'm so incredibly sorry you lost your baby. You were forced to make such a painful decision, and in doing so, showed Crystal the ultimate love by putting her feelings ahead of those of your own. She is now so happy and healthy in Heaven!You and your daughter are certainly in my thoughts during your difficult time of grief.
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