Peaches (Miss You 1985-2005)

American Shorthair
Picture of Peaches (Miss You 1985-2005), a female American Shorthair

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Home:Chesterfield Twp, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Peaches (Miss You 1985-2005)

pookie, peach, pookster, ma, babydoll, honey-bunny, cutie, squirt-face, pretty princess

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-pound cat-disabled -cat rescue

April 20th 1985

Tabby and White

TUNA, sun baths, heating blanket, snuggling, magnetic brush, catnip,anything spearamint!

kids, vet visits, subQ fluids

Favorite Toy:
stuffed coke can, crinkly butterfly, STRING

Favorite Nap Spot:
bed in closet, or in my bed if I am home, bed by balcony door (lots of sun), bed under artificial pine trees (wild kitty in the jungle)

Favorite Food:
TUNA, wendy's frosty, donuts, maple syrup, chicken, milk

waves, talkes, opens doors


Arrival Story:
I was 7 years old and had just received my hepatitis vaccine and because I was well-behaved I got to pick out a kitten from the Michigan Humane Society

Peaches was diagnosed with CRF in August 2004. She gets subcutaneous fluid injections every other day. She is also on an appetite stimulant as well as b-12 injections (once a week). She eats a special diet (low in protein and phosphorus). She is very brave and does not complain (except at the vet) :-) Peaches passed away on October 18th at 4pm (She was 20 years old). She was unable to walk and was having trouble breathing, so we decided it was time to help her cross to the Rainbow bridge. I know that Stripe was there to meet her and give her a bath :-) I miss my best friend more than words can say.

Forums Motto:
Pretty Princess

The Groups I'm In:
Hey! You Look Like Me!, In Memoriam, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^, ^^^Angels from above^^^, ^^^^^ Cafe Turkey ^^^^^

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 1st 2005 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Catster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Stripe (Miss
You 1985-2002)

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"The Beginning"

Perfect Song

December 29th 2005 1:02 pm
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I recently purchased the new Enya cd and I thought the lyrics for this song described exactly how I feel:

If I could be Where you are (Lyrics by Roma Ryan)

Where are you this moment?
only in my dreams.
You're missing, but you're always
a heartbeat from me.
I'm lost now without you,
I don't now where you are.
I keep watching, I keep hoping,
but time keeps us apart

Is there a way I can find you,
is there a sign I should know,
is there a road I could follow
to bring you back home?

Winter lies before me
now you're so far away.
In the darkness of my dreaming
the light of you will stay

If I could be close beside you
If I could be where you are
if I could reach out and touch you
and bring you back home
Is there a way I can find you
Is there a sign I should know
Is there a road I can follow
to bring you back home to me?


Final Hours 10/18/05

November 13th 2005 1:27 am
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On Monday 10/17/05 Peaches was hobbling on 3 legs. I called the vet and rushed her over. They took some xrays and determined that she was having a flare of arthritis so they gave her a shot of depo-medrol and sent us home. We stopped at Wendy's and got Peach a Frosty (her favorite). She ate it on the way home. When we got home I carried her upstairs and put her by her food dish. When she tried to walk she could only scoot on her rear-end... she had gotten worse. I picked her up and put her in bed with me. We slept for about an hour then she had to get up and go to the bathroom. I put her in her litterbox, but she is stubborn and wanted to get into the box on her own. She literally fell out of the litterbox. I put her back in again. It took 2 tries but she was finally able to go. Then she scooted all the way across the room to her special bed in the corner. I grabbed a blanket and pillow and went to lay down on the floor, just to be near her. She seemed really restless. I called the vet and made a 6:30 am appt.
This time at the vet they did a reflex test on her back legs. Her right back leg had absolutely no reflex and her left leg was delayed. The vet felt this was a neurological problem and the only way to determine the cause would be to go to a specialist and get an MRI. I asked to have her kidney values run (all they ran was sodium, potassium, and chloride). They were able to add BUN/Scr, Ca/PO4. The lab results didn't make sense. Her PO4 had doubled but her Scr had gone down. I thought this was the answer to our problem (the increased PO4). I asked the vet if I should give her fluids and she said yes. I gave Peach her 100ml subq and shortly after she started to pant/wheeze... it sounded horrible. I called the vet in a panic. They said it could be pulmonary edema secondary to the steroid. They said to bring her back if it happened again. I called my mom and she asked the toughest question I have ever had to answer... did I want to put Peach through anymore... What would the specialist be able to do for her. I called Dr. K and made the appt for him to come to the house to help Peach cross over.
Peaches always hated the vet and she let them know it. When he was trying to inject the pentobarb she was fighting... it was so hard to watch... I started second guessing my decision.. maybe she was trying to tell me something. They decided to use her right back leg. She never felt the needle go in. She had lost all feeling to that leg. It was over in seconds after that. I had her cremated and she is now home with me again. I have a life chest that has her ashes and her sister Stripe's ashes along with all of their favorite toys. It was the saddest day of my life the day I said goodbye to my best friend. I love you Peach with all my heart and I will miss you until we meet again in Heaven.


A night at the Vet

June 14th 2005 1:58 pm
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I had to go to the vet last night for my monthly check up. There was a very loud dog that was trying to attack everyone and everything. I was very scared. Finally it was my turn. The vet kept shining lights in my eyes. It was very bright so I yelled at him to turn it off. Then they took me and poked me with a needle. They also took my blood pressure (which was elevated). I thought that our visit was never going to end. Then we went to Wendy's and I got a Frosty (yummy). When I got home I laid down in my catnip plant and everything seemed alot better. I also had to get my fluids (which is better than going to the vet anyday)! I was so happy when it was time to go to bed. I curled up on my heating blanket and my mom covered me up. It was a long day with a happy ending :-)

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