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41736Re: Tino passed away this morning

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  • toomany_kittys
    Mar 9, 2011
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      Wendy, I am so very sorry that Tino threw a clot. My Luigi also threw a clot early in the morning and I let him go in dignity as you have. It's so very difficult but it's the last kindness we can give.
      My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Tino will always be your special angel.
      Take care,

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Wendy Solem <wsolem3@...> wrote:
      > It's been a while since I've been o the site, I have been so lucky with my boy
      > "Tino". My luck ran out this morning. He went into congestive heart failure
      > over the 4th of July and I almost lost him then, I was very lucky they were
      > able to save his life and he was doing quite well on all his medications.
      > This morning I got up at 4am to go to work; Tino was still alseep on the bed.
      > He woke with a start and screamed in pain. he began to vomit and "swim" across
      > the floor, he was unable to stand. he was writhing in pain on the floor and
      > open mouth breathing.Urinated and defecated on himself
      > His legs were splayed out in all directions.
      > The ER vet said that it was a thrown clot .
      > I couldn't let him suffer, he was thrashing about and screaming in pain. I made
      > the choice to let him go right away and ran him to the ER, I and am absolutely
      > devastated.
      > Just last night, he ate all of his food and Joeys and insisted on sleeping on my
      > lap, he was happy and comfortable.
      > This all happened within an hour. The Dr was lovely (she also has a blk and wht
      > tuxedo) and she said that after seeing this about 50 times, she has only seen
      > one recover and Tino was in such agony.
      > I knew that he had to go, suffering was not an option for him but after telling
      > everyone else to trust their instincts and never second guess themselves, here I
      > am wondering if I could have done anything more or was his quality of life
      > really over in a such a fast second.
      > Thanks for listening, I am trying to be grateful that they pulled him from the
      > brink on the 4th of July and trying to take comfort that he is no longer in
      > pain, but its easier said than done.
      > Thanks all for all the support this group has given - it's been invaluable
      > Best,
      > Wendy and "Joey"
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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