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RIP,Survivor the cat


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#1 OFFLINE   addriiannaa

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

RIP survivor, Survivor was my boyfriends parents cat...this cat has been my buddy for the passed 4 years, i used to live at my boyfriends house, and when i was there he was always by my side..a year ago my boyfriends parents got separated..yesturday my boyfriends momm (roxanne) went to drop something off to her younger son at the dads house and saw survivor in distress, lethargic, unable to eat or go to the bathroom on his own..Roxanne immediately made a vet appointment for today..according to her ex husband he had been like that since the 18th of december.( very sad)

Roxanne asked me to accompany her at the vets office since i am studying to be a vet assistant and she didnt want to go lone..as soon as we got there they tookk us to the room, took his temperature, when there was no fever we knew something more progressive was happening..the vet came in, we told her he is an indoor outdoor cat, and said he was giving off an odor, the odor depict kidney failure, likely caused by ingestion oof antifreeze..which ultimately left us with no option..we had to put him down:[

Clearly we saw he was in pain when we brought him into the office..We were very upset when she said it was so progressive that his kidneys would never function correctly..

Survivor left this world and went to the rainbow bridge peacefully with myself holding his paw and his mom holding him..

RIP survivor

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

Poor baby...I'm so sorry.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

thank you guys, its the first time ive ever had to put down a pet, my initial thought was to be strong and not cry because it one day will be apart of my profession and because he was sick., but at second thought it is a personal pet and crying is okay
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (addriiannaa @ Jan 2 2012, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thank you guys, its the first time ive ever had to put down a pet, my initial thought was to be strong and not cry because it one day will be apart of my profession and because he was sick., but at second thought it is a personal pet and crying is okay


Crying is totally ok. You knew and loved him!! feelbetter.gif

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

very sorry to hear. sounds like a really hard thing to do...and to watch happen. i really really wanted to be a vet ever since i was a little girl. because of the reason you mentioned i dont think i could do it.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (NeenandZeet @ Jan 2 2012, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
very sorry to hear. sounds like a really hard thing to do...and to watch happen. i really really wanted to be a vet ever since i was a little girl. because of the reason you mentioned i dont think i could do it.



it was a very hard thing to do, the decision was not hard to make, myself and roxanne both decided he was suffering..and keeping him alive would greatly alter his quality of life(for the worst)..and honestly, knowing that he was suffering and there was truley nothing we could do, it doesnt make it feel as bad..
ive wanted to be a vet my whole life too..i just know it may be apart of my job, and even when i talked to my own personal vet she says some days she leaves the room and cries..she says it never gets easy
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:25 AM

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

I am so sorry. Rest in Peace Survivor.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

I'm so sorry but glad that your boyfriend's mom visited and saw he was ill. Poor little guy. RIP, Survivor.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

It's never easy to let someone you love go. Even when you know it's best. RIP sweet one.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

absolutely was not easy at all..
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heres a tiny bit of an update i didnt add too this..at the time the dad wasnt there...it was only Roxanne and myself..the dad wanted us to bring him home so he could die at home (naturally)...as soon as roxanne hung up the phone (i heard the convo, it was on speaker) i told her...does he understand his heart is strong, but kidneys are failing which means he could truly go through weeks of suffering before he finally lets go? not to mention not eating, not drinking he may pass from starvation or dehydration before his kidneys give in, which is the utmost inhumane?.. He was absolutely in pain, and was beyond recovery, laying like a rag doll, lethargic and no movement, with no quality of life at all...she agreed and told her husband it was no fair to survivor to live the last weeks of his life in pain and misery just to be home alone (the dad works ALL day and noone is home) and that now was no time to be selfish, i understand we would all like our pets to be home when this happens, in a familiar environment to them..but unfortunately we had to do this..for survivor.. The dad agreed tha he may have been a little selfish because he didnt want him to go..but he knew that he was not well and needed to go..

Edited by addriiannaa, 08 January 2012 - 08:47 AM.

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