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RIP Vinnie- My first post in a few months

post #1 of 31
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I have not posted in a few months....my family and I lost Vinnie on 6-17-05. It was very hard on myself, my husband and son. It has taken me awhile to actually put this into words, I belong to another forum and have not been able to post there either, until tonight. I wanted to try to tell his story and at the same time to express how much he was loved.

While at the breeder Vinnie had been altered and recieved 2 vaccines. They were both intranasal vaccines that were used at about 8.5 and 12 weeks. I brought Vinnie in for his last vaccine and all seemed well. Four days later be began to vomit stomach bile. I contacted my vet and she thought it was stomach upset and we medicated him to help him with his stomach upset. The next day he was not better. There was more stomach bile and he was very lethargic and laying in places he did not normally sleep (under the table). I brought Vinnie into the Emergency Vet Clinic and they started running test after test. His body temp was normal, but his glucose level was so low, he had severe hypoglycemia. They did everything to save him, but my dear Vinnie passed early the next morning.

They had no idea at that point what took Vinnie from us and we were scared for both Monte and Caesar, so we had a necropsy performed. In the end we found out it was panleukopenia. Although he had been vaccinated against panleukopenia at 12 weekd old, they are guessing that because it was an intranasal, that he had to have sneezed some of it out. Vinnie had to have picked the virus up at my vets office, either by another animal or even by a person that may have handled a animal with panleukopenia at some point. We were blessed that Monte and Caesar did not catch panleukopenia, or we could have lost them too.

We had Vinnie cremated and he is here with us at home, where he belongs. I could never have imagined the sorrow that that my family and I felt, loosing Vinnie. It took a long time to get to the point where I could smile when I thought about him, instead of crying. I have spent hour after hour reading other post from this group and searching the web reading posts from pet loss sites. I know he is at the bridge waiting for us, but boy I still miss that little guy....he was only 5 months old. My son who is 10 years old, took it a lot better than my husband and I did. My husband and I found it hard to function for quite some time. I cherish every moment we had with Vinnie, he was my Little Vinnie, my little Vinnie Vin Bin. His short time here with us will stay with us forever. After he had passed, I whispered in his ear...wait for me at the bridge. I love you Vinnie and will miss you until we meet again.

post #2 of 31
I am so sorry for your loss

RIP Vinnie
post #3 of 31
Oh good grief, i remember when you first posted about bringing Vinnie home as well!

This is so tragic, and my heart really goes out to all of you He is over the bridge now and suffering no more

RIP Vinnie sweetie pie go play with the rest of the kitties until you see everyone again
post #4 of 31
Oh, how sad I am so sorry to hear what happened to your sweet baby Vinnie I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

RIP sweet Vinnie
post #5 of 31
I am so sorry for your loss , I had wondered why you had disapeared. for you and your family, and please give Monte and Caeser a special hug from me and mine.
RIP Vinnie
post #6 of 31
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
post #7 of 31
I am so sorry to see your post, but I am happy that you have found the courage to let us know. RIP Vinnie
post #8 of 31
I am so sorry for your loss RIP Vinnie
post #9 of 31
I too remember your excited posts about bringing home Vinnie. I am so sorry this happen. I understand the pain, I lost a foster kitten once, and even though I'd only had him for a week I cried for days. I don't know what words of comfort to say when something like this happens, but I am very sorry for your loss.

Give Monte and Ceasar lots of loving squeezes.
post #10 of 31
I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks reading your post... I am so sorry to hear what has happened to little Vinnie May he rest in peace over rainbow bridge. It is lovely that you can think of the time that you had with him with such fond memories, these will help you in the coming days. Take care and thank you for sharing this with us all
post #11 of 31
May poor Vinnie rest in peace.

My prayers are with you and your family
post #12 of 31
I am so sorry to hear about Vinnie - I have missed seeing your babies' pictures too - they are so unusual. What a dreadful and unfortunate thing to happen.
post #13 of 31
I'm so sorry. My heart is breaking for you. Such a precious little angel he was, here on earth, now he's your guardian angel watching over you all, at the Rainbow Bridge.
post #14 of 31
Wow, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure Vinnie will be sadly missed by all of you.
post #15 of 31
I am very sorry for your loss. I have a special place in my heart for kitties with two colors on their noses! I just love Vinnie's little spot on his little nose. I am so sorry you lost your sweet boy. May Monte and Caesar comfort you with headbonks and purrs.

The faith of a child is wonderful. I'm glad your son took the loss gently, for his sake.

Rest in peace, little Vinnie, knowing how much you were cherished during your short time here!
post #16 of 31
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your wonderful words and for the support that only other cat lovers can give. I really missed all of your posts and spending time reading about all of your adorable furrbabies!

I do feel so blessed that Monte and Caesar are healthy and growing everyday, they were a life saver after Vinnie passed. I am going to post pics of Monte and Caesar under Furr pictures only. They both have grown so much over the last two months.

Thank you all again,
post #17 of 31
I'm sorry for your loss. We lost our Molly in November and it still hurts. I can tell you it hurts a little less every day and after a while, you will remember Vinnie with more smiles than tears. Cherish the memories of the wonderful time you had together. You will see each other again some day.

RIP Vinnie
post #18 of 31
I am so sorry to hear about Vinnie passing. I love Sphinx and have loved all the pictures of your boys. My heart goes out to you at this time. I will have Vinnie and your family in my thoughts. Godspeed Vinnie play free at the Rainbow Bridge.

post #19 of 31
My heart is so sad! I loved and adored seeing pictures of Vinnie. Such a tragedy! I'm sooooo very sorry to hear about this, Carla. Thank God that Caesar and Monte didn't get it too.

Rest in peace, Vinnie
post #20 of 31
Oh gosh, I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you and your family. Vinnie was a very cute little boy and he's now free from any kind of pain and suffering. Even though Vinnie's life was cut short, he was blessed to live such a happy life with you. Please take care at this difficult time.
post #21 of 31
I too remember you posting about bringing him home.
I rememeber seeing his picture and thinking "Now that is a very unique yet beautiful little boy".
I am sure he was even more loving than he was beautiful. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Always smile when you think of all the silly kitty things he would do.

post #22 of 31
I too am glad you found the courage to share your love of Vinny here with us at the bridge. His own special tribute where we can all honour him forever.
I have no doubt that he will be waiting for you at the bridge

I shed tears for you right now, as I feel your pain. How heavy your heart must still feel but thankfully your other 2 babies were spared this horrible illness. Cherish them, and hold them tight. Vinnie will be watching over you all and keeping you safe.

RIP Vinne, enjoy those angel wings little one
post #23 of 31
What a touching post Carla....I grieve along with you now . It's amazing how someone or something can touch us in such a short period...
It seems like just yesterday that you were posting about adding Vinnie to your family.....he made such an impact on your heart in such a short period of time...passings like this make such little sense, but I hope healing finds you and your family soon.
Rest at the Bridge,sweet Vinnie .
post #24 of 31
I'm so sorry for your loss!
post #25 of 31
Dear Carla, I am sitting here crying as I reply to this post. I am so so sorry about your losing your precious Vinnie. And sorry as well that I didn't see it sooner. May he play happily at the bridge until it is time to meet you again and may God grant you peace. Hugs
post #26 of 31
I am so sorry for your loss of Vinnie...I still remember your posts when you were just about to go and collect him and how excited you were.

I really am so sorry and I can understand what you are going through from some personal experiances of mine. So if you ever want someone to talk too just give me a bell.

RIP Dear Vinnie

Love Eva x
post #27 of 31
I can't believe you lost Vinnie. I am so sorry for your loss.
post #28 of 31
Oh how terribly sad. I remember sweet Vinny too. I am so sorry for your loss.
Rest in peace sweet Vinny. You were loved by many little darling.
post #29 of 31
Sorry for your loss its all very sad
post #30 of 31
Carla, I am so sorry, what a dreadful thing to happen to poor Vinnie. Although he was with you for such a short time, it was a time filled with love. I too remember the day you posted that you had brought him home. Poor, sweet Vinnie. You are all in my thoughts.
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