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Since our cat wasn't really feeling well on the Weekend - lying around apathetically, not eating - I took him to the vet again today. An x-ray showed that his spleen had ruptured and a giant gas bubble had formed in his stomach. She said there wasn't anything to do and he was obviously suffering so she had to put him down. Sigh. :(

Rest well, Georgie, I hope you had two good years with us.

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xkatjafx
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm a bit thrown right now because it was so unexpected. But I'd kick myself if I had waited any longer and left him in pain.
shea_wright
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Truly sorry for you loss. I know it doesn't change anything or make it better, but sorry you had to go through that. I recently had to put one of my cats down after a return of cancer and just though it would help a little to know that someone can empathize with you. I'm sure he had an amazing two years with you.
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And yes, it does help. I'm sorry for your loss as well. It's always hard to lose a pet because in the end, they are family members, too.

I'm sure he had an amazing two years with you.

I hope so. We got him from the shelter as a really small kitten and he always loved running around since we have a big yard.
legoline
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh no :( I'm so sorry, Astrid. Feel hugged.
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*

It just came really unexpected as he seemed to be getting really better last week but then suddenly deteriorated heavily on the weekend. I'm just glad he isn't suffering anymore so I'll try to keep that in mind.
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leelust
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry *hugs*
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's a real bummer but I'm just glad he isn't in pain anymore.
_bettina_
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry! *hugs*
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. This was just a downer of a day. :(
nicky69
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Our little fur babies mean so much to us, it's heartbreaking when we have to let them go, but loving them how could we ever let them suffer.

{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Edited at 2012-03-19 07:37 pm (UTC)
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
but loving them how could we ever let them suffer.

Yup, I absolutely couldn't have stood by and watched him suffer like that. :(

Thank you.

Edited at 2012-03-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
dotfic
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry! :(
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm hoping we gave him a good home with us, even if it wasn't for all that long, considering.
angels3
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you had to have that done. :(

*hugs*
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I try to remember that it was absolutely necessary to keep him from suffering.
queeberquabbler
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
::Gentle hugs:: I'm so sorry you lost your dear kitty hon. I wish there was something i could do to help, but I know there isn't, so I'll just offer my sympathy. ::More hugs::
astri13
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back* I know it will just take some time and I'll try to remember him as the little daredevil he mostly was.
mangokulfi
Mar. 19th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry astri. It seems like it was really sudden. How awful for you. *hugs*
astri13
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, it really blindsided me yesterday but I'd never prolong his suffering of course.
rheasilvia
Mar. 19th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh no - I'm so sorry. It's good he's no longer suffering, but it's always horrible to lose a beloved pet. *hugs*
astri13
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's kind of eerie now, the yard being so empty but it had to be done for his sake. :(
gatorpez
Mar. 19th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. :(
astri13
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm hoping he is enjoying himself in some kind of cat heaven now.
mareen
Mar. 20th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'm really sorry. :-(
astri13
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I didn't expect that turn of events because he didn't have any visible wounds or anything but of course when the vet told me and since I saw how he was painfully struggling to breathe, the decision was really clear.
aizjanika
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
{{{hugs}}} I'm so sorry for your kitty and for you. :-(

Your kitty was named Georgie? That was my kitty's name, too. He died not quite 3 years ago now. I still miss him.
astri13
Mar. 20th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's just comforting to know he is no longer in pain.

Yes, two years back we got two kittens from the shelter and I named them Georgie and (An)tony after two characters in a book I was reading at the time. Unfortunately, Tony died shortly thereafter and now Georgie, too. :(

But we tried to give him a comfortable home in the two years we had him. And I hope he liked it with us.
sargraf
Mar. 21st, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. *hugs*
astri13
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I find myself missing him at odd intervals but trying to focus on the keep-him-from-suffering-part.
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