[FH] Timeline was Re: Rescue Rainbow Bridge
I know that there are critical ages with FeLV cats due to the immune system developing/maturity and cellular changes, but it never occurred to me that it was the same with heart disease.
Hopefully Lilly will breeze through this critical period.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Westgold" <westgold@...> wrote:
> Please don't ever let anybody give you any kind of timeline!! When we visit
> the cardiologist, we want a DIAGNOSIS, but not a PROGNOSIS. Nobody can tell
> us how our little ones will do or how long we will have them around to love.
> Each kitty is unique, nobody can generalize. Five is not the year of
> problems, it is just another year in a wondeful life for this dear boy. My
> Tigger is 6 1/2, and he has never had any serious problem. I assume he will
> stay this way!! We should all assume that everything is good.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lisa Clarizia Blueyes" <lclarizia@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Rescue Rainbow Bridge
> > Happy was a lucky boy, and while your heart was broken it does mend --
> > just
> > not in the same form it was before. I know you wouldn't have missed the
> > chance to be his person for the world.
> > I was asked point blank if I'd lost my %^%$## mind when I deliberately
> > adopted a cat that I knew had HCM and a ventricular septal defect, after
> > what I went through with Baby Boy. I know it's extremely unlikely she'll
> > live a normal lifespan. We're moving into the danger age of 5 with her,
> > where her disease could so easily go from asymptomatic to very
> > symptomatic,
> > and it will hurt like anything when she goes. But we never know how much
> > time we have with anyone we love, and while we're here, we -- and my Lilly
> > and your Happy -- need love and caring, Bless you for loving him.
> > Lisa
> > On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Diana Anderson <f1yanks@...> wrote:
> >> As I sit here with tears streaming down my face I have to thank you for
> >> that beautiful story..
> >> I could see my beautiful boy Happy, old and sick from the day we brought
> >> him home from the SPCA. I was basically his hospice care for the two
> >> years
> >> we had him. Unlike my other angel kitties we had for many, many years
> >> (from
> >> kitten hood) maybe that is why his death seems to hurt so much more.
> >> I was warned repeatedly by others not to adopt an old sick cat, that it
> >> would break my heart.
> >> Well they were right, my heart is broken, I dont know if it will ever
> >> heal.
> >> I miss that kind and gentle soul with the beautiful face, my beautiful
> >> boy.
> >> Diana
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