My beautiful Calico Cat SHADOW, who will be 20 in May has been crashing for several days. She is hanging by a thread. I am giving her a Renal Gel that is packed with Potassium, also some otehr food supplements. She is themost gentle of all my fur children. We adopted her in 1990 when she was about 6 months old.
Please keep this blessed little girl in your thoughts and prayers.
I will be praying for her Deb!
Give her some extra petting and snuggles for me!
THank you so much Larry.
I will give her extra kisses from her Uncle Larry.
I hope she gets better soon!
Last night, as I was feeding her.. and holding her close.. I gave her permission to go if she wanted to.
This morning she was actually walking around! NOT strutting but sort of shuffling... but UP... it's an hour by hour thing!
Hang in there Deb, anyone who has had a pet feels your pain right now..
I'm glad she's feeling some better!
Sounds like the prayers and supplements have been doing some good!
20 years is a long time to have for building a relationship with a friend of any kind, and then not be sure of which whether or not they will be there tomorrow, but your telling her she could go was very brave, often times doing this with people puts an end to there suffering, I know it did with my dad when he passed away a few years ago!
My first pet, and only pet for many years, was a calico kitty named Scraps, she lived to be 17, and near the last half of her life she was deaf,,,,though she would still audibly say "now" when she wanted something, and audibly while purring say thank you when given what she wanted!
She learned many tricks hard to teach dogs, including to "dance" on her hind legs, she almost always sat up for food even without being prompted,,,,neither of my dogs even knows how!
She passed on while I was away to the USMC, and her passing was hard on me, in fact after I finally excepted the fact she had died I had my first experience with loosing a loved one who was very close to me.
I've been praying for your kitty Shadow Deb, just now I prayed for her not to suffer, please let me know how she is doing!
Oh Deb, I know how hard this is, but I'm glad that the steps you took have helped! They know who gives them a good life, and you certainly have.
My prayers are out for you both. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
hank you all... my blessed little girl is still hanging on. I htink she is blind now.Thisis due to a heart conition that was JUST discovered this week. Sh ehas spiraled down within this past week.. but keeps hanging in. I feed her by hand and now give her heart meds. Vet wants her to receive fluids more then 1x week. I am so tired... but I don;t think she is ready to go. I gave her permission to go 2 days ago... but she is still here.Se is suh a beautiful Calico and has the soul to match.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
THANK YOU all my friends ...
Deb, when my Oskar was having a terrible with his diabetes, he was also detected with a heart problem, and then got daily fluids, which took the strain off of his heart, SO this might just be temporary ... give her some time.
And don't forget that caregivers ahve to give to themselves too, so get your rest and meals.
For Oskar I got curly parsley and snipped tiny bits into his food as well as a bit of fine grated carrot ... both good restoratives. Besides, it will keep you busy ... you know our little fur buddies pick up on our moods.
Prayers to you both!
prayers and happy thoughts for you and your kitty Deb.
We lost our dog Wizard in Dec., age 10. He'd had a stroke. *sniff*
I'm glad shadow is still hanging in there!
Sorry about Wizard!
Shadow is still here... by a thread.I am still forc feeding her and givng her heart meds 2x day and tomorrow I'll pick up another bago fluids for her. She ca get up and walk.. if you weant to call it that.....stumbles a little and is very unsteady on her feet. I just hold her and kiss her and wonder when will she let me know. PLEASE continue to prayfor her.
THank you my friends.
My prayers are with kitty. Poor thing..I do hope she isn't suffering. She has lived a long time.
My thoughts and prayers are with yiu both. Keep your chin up, Chance last summer was I thought on his way out with sickness and the runs but with a lot of love, care and the help of a good vet he got through. He still gets me up at 7.00am for breakies. So hang in there girl. Even if I ain't a cat lover I hate to hear of one in trouble. God bless you both
Thank you my dear friend. She is still here but not doing well at all. I love this precious little girl so much Colin.
glad to hear she's still hanging in there!
My kitty Patches, originally my sisters kitty, had been so thin and sickly for several years that we were finally debating putting her down, but after switching her to canned food for a while she perked up filled back out, and seems to be doing much better most of the time now!
THanks Larry... I am still forc feeding her. I just don't know what to think or do....
Deb, have you ever read any of the Angel Animals books? anyway, maybe Shadow is worried about you! Try to clear your mind, let her know you will be ok, she need'nt suffer so.
I mentioned happy thoughts in my last post to you, because you want to remember all the wonderful years you've had with your baby!!! I'm sure she'll remember too. God Bless. love and hugs for you.
Thanks for your comment about Wizard. He was a GREAT dog!! Our oldest son thought he was having a dream, clawing at the floor...he'd begun to seize...no Vets open as this was late evening. Poor guy had them all night long! Not 5 mins. would go by, w/o him having another....we did get him to the vet the next morning when they opened. We held him as he went away, although he was a big dog, he sighed as if to say, "relief!" after the vet gave him his shot. Since this was Dec. we couldn't bring him home to bury, I have his ashes, and when I can, I'll sprinkle them free.
Thanks for listening to my sad story.
That sounds like what my 13 year old lab does some times, only he whines while he does it, and seems to wake up when I tell him it's OK.
Wizard was having grand mal......I knew right away.
Neither of my dogs can resist a Bunnie!
I have called my vet and also e mailed her... I am asking that she please come and help my beautiful SHadow across the Bridge. I tell her all the time that I love her and that it is ok to go on... but she is still here. I found her 2x today behind the dryer.. I shut the doors to keep her out of there. PLEASE pray for her ... and me.
Big soft hugs for you Deb, and Shadow.
Pray for it too!
Well as reading this it brings up a lot of good memories of my calico.She was 19 when we finaly put her down.For the last 6 years of her long life she was deaf and almost blind caused by cataracks.Even though she was deaf and blind that cat could navagate our house with amazing accurcy.Well i hope that you will be able to do the right thing if it comes down too it.scincerly oracle.
My dearest little girl crossed to the Rainbow Bridge on her own yesterday (Mon) all on her own. She was almost 20. I a still numb. I woke this morning thinking I HAVE TO CHECK ON SHADOW!!! onl;y to realize that she is gone. She was soooooo beautiful. I have other fur children but there is still a huge hole in my heart and in my soul.
Im sorry about your cat. almost 20 years old is awesome, bet you did it with lossa of love and attention. Not that many cats survived this long. I've lost several cats, so I know how you felt...now she's in heaven. xx
Thank you so much Fawn!
She was so timid and shy that my husband named her Shadow....she was soooo beautiful, so gentle and I loved her so much.After she died I let all the others sniff her so they would know she was gone. Jesse James kissed her face as did Tucker.The rest of the boy and Abby sniffed her and they were all ok . We laid her to rest next to my beloved Morgan and Pumpkin. She was so shy and so timid.. I was so afraid that when she crossed that noone would be there to help her feel welcomed.. but people have told me that my beloved fur children were all there to greet her.... I have to believe that. I just don't want her to be alone.. or anyof my fur children. I Just canot believe after all these years that she is gone.