Skip to comments.Prayers for my 24 year old kittie -- (doing much better now)
Posted on 07/20/2006 11:51:19 AM PDT by freedumb2003
My kittie "Musica" is 24 years old. Up until now, she has done well but the vet says her thyroid is failing.
She has been with me for almost my entire adult life. She has been on thyroid (and other) medication for the last 6 years but it looks like the medication isn't working any more.
The vet said radiation therapy might work but 24 equates to over a hundred years old in human terms. It would be torture to put her through that. Even a trip to the vet is an ordeal.
If nothing else, please pray for a heaven that includes our beloved pets.
God sent them to us to be our friends and companions in life and to teach us the meaning of unselfish love. A loving God would not withhold that from us in the afterlife.
Can you please ping the group?
It doesn't look good.
I don't know what I will do if I have to let Musica go.
I can't imagine why He would.
We learn true love through our pets.
I HAVE to assume God will have them there with us. I HAVE to assume they have souls (although not like ours).
I HAVE to.
I hope your gratitude for this long time with your pet doesn't blind you to its suffering, and you do the right thing by honoring the LONG time you've had together and let her go so she'll be out of pain. Best wished to you and your family.
How are her kidneys? Is she getting IV fluid treatments daily? Is she hyperthyroid? How is her attitude? Is she cranky?
My thoughts are with you and your wife. You are fortunate in having Musica so many years. But don't hold on too long, trust in the vet as well as your instincts.
For 5 years the vet has been calling our kittie a "miracle cat." So I appreciate every day.
I am working on the road, but I will see her this weekend. I hope it isn't for the last time, but it seems time has caught up with us.
It is difficult to imagine life without her after a quarter of a century. She is older than some FReepers for Goodness sake :)
I appreciate your sentiments.
She is a basic tabby (probably why she lived so long).
One Kidney has been gone for a while. The other seems to be OK.
She is hyperthyroid and that is the problem. We can't increase the medication, but there is a possibility the current regime will start working OK again. But if i doesn't, that is pretty much it.
She is demanding but not cranky. She eats well, so we will be watching closely.
Thanks for stopping by.
You really know your old cats!
Prayers for your family
My wife is holding together -- but I don't know which if us is more devastated.
I suspect she is stronger than me.
There are certainly some pets who belong there more than some people do. :)
Ouch! When Musica's sister passed 5 years ago I didn't think I would ever mend. You can imagine what I am feeling now.
I think it is wonderful how you honor your kittie. And I am sure you agree that we will all be reunited in the bye and bye.
There is truth and wisdom in "all dogs go to heaven."
I feel your pain. My 9 year old cat has some kind of intestinal cancer. She's fading fast, although doesn't seem to be suffering (she's on predisone to help reduce the swelling of the tumor, and it also helps her appetite).
I'll pray for your cat. Please keep mine in prayer as well.
Thanks -- I am a complete and total blubbering mass of tears now.
Thank God that I am telecommuting today!
This is something people either understand or they don't.
Whatever you do, don't let the vet anesthitize the kittie. She'll never wake up from that at her age.
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