Members Sooze Posted September 12, 2012 Members Report Share Posted September 12, 2012 This-afternoon, I had my 14 year old cat euthanized. She had CHF congestive heart failure) and had been on Lasix and Encard since May. The day before yesterday she appeared so very weak, only walking a few feet and laying down. Only eating a 1/4 of her food for two days. I took her to the vet. Vet increased Lasix. But last night she simply cryed out all night. Which she had never done. I knew something was very wrong, she was trying to hide or looking toward me while crying. She was trying so hard to drink water, but it sounded more like she was trying to suck it up because of fluid build-up. I took her back to the vet today. Her lab work revealed severe kidney and liver problems (failing) and very high sugar. Fluid around heart (hazy) and lungs. I was told she could be placed on IV's and through $1,000 or more dollars, maybe get her stable for a little while. Then I realized that, although my cat is worth a million dollars to me, she was counting on me to keep her comfortable and I feel like that is just what I did. Even if I agreed to utilize all the wonderful technology that is so helpful today, I felt in my heart and soul that this would not improve her quality of life, or heart at 14 years old (almost 15). I have her sister, and I am giving her extra love because I am so very frightened that she will become ill without her sister. They have never been apart. I miss her so dearly tonight. She was Mama's baby, (all 20lb's of her!) and would sleep with me. My eyes are swollen, my heart is heavy, but I know that my cat is not suffering and is now back with God. I thank my cat for 14 years of pure love. <3 Thank you for letting me get this out of my head. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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