Re: Wolfy, my Angel
> Everyone had told me that putting a cat to sleep is easy and quickand
> peaceful, but I really didn't feel like that. My poor baby wentinto a
> seizure and I began to cry uncontrollably.Dear Carrie,
I am so sorry this has happened to you and Wolfy. I have been
following his story, hoping right along with you that he would pull
through. His story just made me cry because I have been through much
the same thing. I lost my Checkers cat last June the 30th. He was
only 18 months old. He became ill quite suddenly and we didn't know
what was wrong with him. He wasn't diagnosed until after death. He
collapsed one night, panting franticly. It woke me up in the wee
hours before dawn. I don't know how long he had been like this but
I'm sure he suffered terribly until we could get him to the hospital,
into an oxygen tank. Even then, there were no abnormal heart
rhythms. It was discovered he had gone blind and he was displaying
neurological symptoms. Seizures were a part of that. When we made
the decision to put him to sleep, he too had a seizure during the
process. He never reconized us. His brain was hopelessly damaged,
either by lack of oxygen or blood clots. I can't even tell you what
this did to us. The vet never warned us about the possibility of
seizures during the euthanasia process. I felt just like you. How
could something that was supposed to be peaceful be so traumatic?
Seizures are a horrible thing to watch. I never saw one before that
moment. I still cry when I think about it.
I believe that Wolfy and Checkers are now in a better place.
Maybe they even have new "tickers" and now can play to
their "heart's" content! I know you can only see his dying, over and
over again. But you did everything you could for him and he knew
it. You were a great cat mom and Wolfy was lucky to have you.
Please feel free to e-mail me any time. I know how hard it can be to
cope in the beginning. Everyone here knows what it is to live with
this terrible disease. Unfortunately, many of us lose or precious
babies to this eventually, despite the BEST of care. Please know you
are really in my thoughts today. Take care.
Thank you so much for the post. I am sure that Tabby and Lynx welcomed my
little Wolfy and I'm sure they are having a blast at the Bridge. Wolfy has
been unable to play since he was 7 months old, so I am quite sure that he is
having lots of fun being able to jump and stalk and do all the things a
kitten should do.
I miss Wolfy incredibly. I am amazed at how quiet the house seems, even tho
he was such a quiet little guy. There are two dogs and 5 other cats in the
house, yet there is still an emptiness. I still cry every day, but I'm
starting to feel a little bitter. I've made a huge photo collage of him to
hang by my bed. I am so thankful that I took so many pictures of him!
One word of advice I can give to everyone, take lots and lots of photos, and
do save some fur. I believe it helps.
Thank you again, all of you, for being here for me.
From: Jonathan Rosenberg [mailto:jr40@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [FH] Wolfy, my Angel
I've been meaning to send you this note since you posted about Wolfy's
passing. But I haven't been able to bring myself to do it until now.
I was so incredibly saddened by your note that I literally screamed out
loud. I haven't cried this hard for quite awhile. Though I never met
Wolfy, I felt as if I knew him from your postings & the web site.
I know how much you love him & how close he was to you. And I know how much
it hurt to have to let him go. But I also know how brave you were to do
what was best for dear Wolfy, despite the pain it has left you with.
I asked our boys Tabby & Lynx to welcome Wolfy to the Bridge & to make him
feel welcome there. I know they'll do it; they're really good boys.
I know there are really no words for an event like this. But please know
that you & Wolfy have been in my thoughts & prayers.
Tabby (RB), Lynx (RB), Licorice, Tigger,
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