I am writing this with a very heavy heart and tears running down my cheeks. I posted awhile back about my friend Marsha and her sick kitty Scotty, asking for prayers and good healing thoughts for this kitty who has been thru a lot recently. I promised to keep everyone updated and I had so hoped to give all you kind people good news. Sadly I cannot. Marsha posted a notice today that her sweet Scotty is gone. He had been thru radiation treatment for a thyroid problem but seemed to be recovering well from that. He then developed a nosebleed and when Marsha took him to the vet they discovered he had severe anemia, apparently from internal bleeding (not just a nosebleed). She had (under a vet's instructions) been giving Scotty tiny twice-weekly doses of aspirin to prevent possible blood-clots. That apparently is when the real problem began. Marsha consulted 5 different vets and they were all unable to determine what was wrong with Scotty--he had begun having problems with swelling on his toes (all four paws). Then yesterday when she was preparing to take Scotty back to the vet she noticed he had fallen off his cushion and had spilled his water bowl and was lying in the water. She dried him off and put him back on the cushion but thought he seemed very weak. That's when she decided he had to go to the vet right then. (But he had even tried to eat something that morning!) She was putting Scotty into a comfortable bed and moving him into the car when he died. She drove him straight to the vet's just hoping and praying that he was only unconscious but she knew in her heart that she had lost him. This is so so sad I cannot stop crying for sweet brave Scotty and I know Marsha is devastated. I'm afraid she is somewhat blaming herself for the aspirin treatment even tho she only did what the vet instructed her to do, and she loved Scotty with all her heart--she is heartbroken right now and needs all the prayers and love she can get. And please pray for Scotty too--he was such a brave little guy and wanted so much to live, and he loved Marsha so much!! RIP little Scotty be happy over the beautiful Rainbow Bridge and send smiles down to your mama who loves you so much, let her know you are well and happy and will always love her for being such a wonderful mama to you...
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10/25/05 at 6:06pm