Today i had to put my best friend down. Kidney failure. He was a wonderful black cat. He was the greatest. There are so many things that he did that I will never forget. He had health issues in his life. Twice before he had to be on fluids. Doctors had to remove several of his teeth. I learned how to give him fluids at home. He rebounded both times. 3 weeks ago he was playing with my nephews. Chasing a feather toy, chasing a laser pointer, and suddenly....last week he lost his appetite. He started drinking a lot. I called the vet, he had peed outside of his litter box for the first time ever. The news came in, kidneys failing. He stayed at the vet for 3 days. I brought him home for the weekend. I gave him fluids. He still would not eat. I pureed is food, I warmed his food in my hand to feed him....nothing. He would only lick the water from his soft food. Last night, he had his first bowel movement and it took everything out of him. He was lifeless. Not flopping down like he used to, but 'falling down' into a sleeping position. I slept on the couch for the weekend because he could not reach the bed. He laid on top of me Friday,Saturday,Sunday night...I am just SO sad. He was, and always will be, my best friend. This is the first time I've typed out some of my feelings.
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