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Artemis - part III

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  • JOHN MACKEY
    Some you will likely remember recent posts from me regarding the condition of my 14 yr old cat Artemis. He is suffering from 5 years of diabetes, recent heart
    Message 1 of 3 , May 1, 2003
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      Some you will likely remember recent posts from me regarding
      the condition of my 14 yr old cat Artemis. He is suffering from
      5 years of diabetes, recent heart problems, and recent lung problems.

      I have had him examined by a vet Internal Med specialist, a vet
      Cardiologist, a vet Naturopath, and two ER vets at the 24
      animal hospital. His lungs simply can not function, he has
      been on oxygen since last friday nite. The regular and
      naturalpath meds have not been able to make a significant
      improvement. His strength is slightly better & his appetite
      has increased, but he still can't survive without oxygen.

      Unless a miracle change were to happen today, I will be putting him
      to sleep this afternoon.

      I need assistance from all of you regarding what to do with the
      body. I intend to have Artemis cremated. I have some friends
      who will witness the cremation.

      Several years ago we have a group here in Portland, Oregon that
      cremated animals. One day an inspector found about 300 dead
      animal bodies in a wooded area behind their house. I am afraid
      that something like that could happen to my cat. Call me paraniod,
      but how do I know? Perhaps I have issues with trust.

      I am giving the following instructions to the friends that will
      witness the cremation for me. Please help me edit this as needed.


      1. Confirm that pictures I have given you match the body to be cremated.

      2. Confirm there are no other ashes or anything else inappropriate
      where the body is to be cremated.

      3. Witness the cremation.

      4. Witness the cremated ashes being put in to the container you will
      be taking with you upon leaving.

      5. Take the container with you when you leave, I will pick it up from you.


      thank you
    • bcowell
      John, I am so sorry to hear about Artemis. I am wishing a miracle for him, but I understand your decision. You have done everything you could to help him. It s
      Message 2 of 3 , May 1, 2003
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        John,
        I am so sorry to hear about Artemis. I am wishing a miracle for him,
        but I understand your decision. You have done everything you could to
        help him.
        It's so awful that we live in a world where people would do this...
        undertake a cremation of a loved one and not do it correctly. It's
        hard to understand that people could be so cruel. I am so sorry that
        you have to worry about this.
        I think your instructions seem as complete as possible, I am glad you
        have friends that can do this for you.

        Brigitte
        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, JOHN MACKEY <jmackey@u...> wrote:
        > Some you will likely remember recent posts from me regarding
        > the condition of my 14 yr old cat Artemis. He is suffering from
        > 5 years of diabetes, recent heart problems, and recent lung
        problems.
        >
        > I have had him examined by a vet Internal Med specialist, a vet
        > Cardiologist, a vet Naturopath, and two ER vets at the 24
        > animal hospital. His lungs simply can not function, he has
        > been on oxygen since last friday nite. The regular and
        > naturalpath meds have not been able to make a significant
        > improvement. His strength is slightly better & his appetite
        > has increased, but he still can't survive without oxygen.
        >
        > Unless a miracle change were to happen today, I will be putting him
        > to sleep this afternoon.
        >
        > I need assistance from all of you regarding what to do with the
        > body. I intend to have Artemis cremated. I have some friends
        > who will witness the cremation.
        >
        > Several years ago we have a group here in Portland, Oregon that
        > cremated animals. One day an inspector found about 300 dead
        > animal bodies in a wooded area behind their house. I am afraid
        > that something like that could happen to my cat. Call me paraniod,
        > but how do I know? Perhaps I have issues with trust.
        >
        > I am giving the following instructions to the friends that will
        > witness the cremation for me. Please help me edit this as needed.
        >
        >
        > 1. Confirm that pictures I have given you match the body to be
        cremated.
        >
        > 2. Confirm there are no other ashes or anything else inappropriate
        > where the body is to be cremated.
        >
        > 3. Witness the cremation.
        >
        > 4. Witness the cremated ashes being put in to the container you will
        > be taking with you upon leaving.
        >
        > 5. Take the container with you when you leave, I will pick it up
        from you.
        >
        >
        > thank you
      • Peggy
        John, I m so sorry - I m hoping for a miracle. I ve had to perform that last act of love for too many of my little friends and I know how desperately that
        Message 3 of 3 , May 1, 2003
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          John, I'm so sorry - I'm hoping for a miracle. I've had to perform that last act of love for too many of my little friends and I know how desperately that hurts. I know the sorrow and pain that you must be going through. At least Artemis knows he is loved and that is the greatest gift that can be given. Peg


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