January 24th 2013 4:17 pm
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Mama and I are home now. I'm doing my very best to love on her tonight. We had to say our final goodbyes to Mackenzie this afternoon.
Mackenzie started to not wanting to eat around Thanksgiving. By the week of Christmas, she stopped eating altogether. Mama took her to see Dr. Alex, who gave her some medicine. Still, she didn't eat. So they stole some blood. Her blood told them that Kenzie's liver was very, very sick. Mama decided that it wasn't good to put Mackenzie through more tests. Dr. Alex gave her some medicine to make Mackenzie feel better for what time she had left. That was on January 3rd. Dr. Alex said she might have a few weeks to a couple months.
Kenzie put up a great fight, but her liver was too much for her, Mama says. She couldn't eat anymore & her legs weren't working right this morning. I tried to be near her, to comfort her, but just like always, Kenzie still growled at me. Mama spent today being with Mackenzie on the floor, sometimes holding her, other times just petting her. Kenzie purred the entire time, but I could tell that she was tired & was ready to die. Even on the car ride to the clinic, she growled at me. Granted, I was really worried about that trip... I HATE car rides!
I sat next to her until it was time, and I licked her goodbye. She growled at Dr. Vicki just because she could. Mama held her until Kenzie fell asleep.
I know Mackenzie's gone now, but I can't help but pace around & look for her. Mama didn't fill her food bowl tonight. In fact, Mama took away her food bowl. Mama's been doing a lot of crying on my fur. I've been cleaning it special for her tonight. I sure hope she doesn't plan on holding me & hugging me more!
Mama says to tell you "thank mew" to each of you for all your support & love. Our apartment sure got very empty today.
Will you join me in a final howl for her?
We are so sorry to hear this, but you were with her to the very end and nothing could mean more than that. You are a wonderful kitty. Many purrs to you and your mommy in this sad time, don't worry, Mackenzie is free now, and I know that she's a beautiful angel.
I'll join you in that howl.