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3594Re: [feline-heart] Harpsie update, Friday a.m.

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  • the chunns
    Aug 31, 2001

      I am so glad Harpsie is doing better and that perhaps he will come home
      this morning.

      My mom has said similar things to me when my animals are sick. She tends to
      want to end their suffering right away and not think about the good times
      in between the bad.

      How wonderful that you have vets 24/7 in the UK. In the small community
      I live, the vets rarely will see you during off hours. They send you to the
      24 hour clinic - nearly an hour away. It is quite frustrating. My mom's
      died because of this.

      Good luck with Harpsie!

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Helen <helenandcats@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>; <Feline-CRF-Support@egroups.com>;
      <cats-healthandbehavior@egroups.com>; Jen <jwindh@...>; Cheryl
      <cherylyn@...>; Beth <mehitabel9@...>; Karen
      <eden611@...>; Cathy <clfr@...>
      Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 1:58 AM
      Subject: [feline-heart] Harpsie update, Friday a.m.

      > Hi, everyone
      > I've been sitting here waiting for the time when I was supposed to call
      > vet, unable to concentrate on much else and hoping I'd be allowed to bring
      > Harpsie home this morning.
      > Harpsie's temperature is normal this morning, and he is getting feisty
      > (which means in his case that he's feeling better). As usual, he is not
      > eating at the vet's. The plan is to take him off the drip this morning and
      > monitor him all day, I am to call at 5 p.m. and if his temperature is
      > OK, he will be allowed to come home. They would really like to monitor him
      > for a bit longer, the vet nurse said his temperature had been
      > "lifethreatening" in that if they hadn't been able to get it down, he
      > have started having seizures, not a good idea with his heart condition.
      > since he won't eat for them, he is to come home tonight with luck, and has
      > to go back on Monday for a check up. My vet has 24/7 hours (it's the law
      > UK, and a real blessing), so if Harpsie deteriorates over the weekend, we
      > can just take him straight up to the vet's. But I'm hoping it won't come
      > that!!
      > My Mum rang me on Wed to ask how Harpsie was. I told her he still had his
      > high temperature and was on a drip, and I was then astounded when she said
      > should really consider letting him go, that this wasn't fair on him!! I
      > her that since the vet had not suggested euthanasia, I didn't see why it
      > even a possibility. Harpsie does get ill quite often because of all his
      > ailments, but he has a wonderful quality of life inbetweentimes. He jumps
      > over the bushes in the garden, is very interested in his new sister, purrs
      > and demands cuddles. My Mum did not mean to be unkind, she is not a cat
      > person but loves me and hates to see me in distress because of the cats.
      > I really appreciate the outpouring of support. I am up against tight
      > deadlines for the next two weeks, so please forgive me if I don't respond
      > personally at this time. I will get round to it eventually! Sending white
      > light to all other felines and humans in crisis or distress.
      > Helen, Harpsie, Indie and Karma, and Angels Tanya, George and Thomas
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