|Purred: Wed Oct 9, '13 8:30am PST |
|It's with a heavy heart that I sit here at work writing this post, but I think I'm going to have to say goodbye to my old girl Misty. She's 18 years old and was diagnosed with full blown renal failure a few weeks ago,
She has had trouble with her hind legs from quite some time and has a drunken appearance to her gait. She has been urinating all over the bathroom for months now (I have to scrub the floor 3-5 times daily) She has been rapidly losing weight and also seems to have gone completely deaf in that time) but she was still more or less her usual self. Over the last few months she seems to have become very senile seeming very confused and spaced out most of the time. I switched her over to K/D formula food but I knew that wouldnt do much if anything. I chose not to have her hospitalized or to do any additional treatments. At her age and with her advanced kidney disease I knew no matter what, her time here was limited. I wanted to keep her vet visits as limited as possible and just let her live her days at home as long as she appeared to be happy and comfortable.
Over the last few days she seems more lethargic and "out of it" than usual. She slept most of yesterday and I tried to monitor her eating but noticed her food bowl was basically untouched. From 5:00 am this morning I was searching the entire house for her. Finally found her 2 hours later hiding in the basement on a pile of blankets in a closet. She looks so weak and her eyes seem so sunken in and parched. Her voice sounds so raspy when she meows and her breath smells awful. She "talked" to me while I was sitting with her petting her but she almost didnt have the energy to look at me for long. I got that same feeling as I did with my previous elderly cats when I looked into their eyes. I just feel like it's time. It's killing me that I'm at work right now. I just want to go home and see how's she's been since I left her this morning.
So needless to say I think either today or tomorrow Misty will be crossing the rainbow bridge. She has truly been one of the sweetest most loving cats I've ever had. Craved affection like no other and has never bitten, hissed or scratched anyone (much like her brother Sneakers) She's such a good cat and even though I've known for a while I was going to say goodbye soon, I'm still not ready. I've had her for 18 years since I was 11 years old. It's a very odd feeling knowing she's going to be gone soon
Please keep Misty in your thoughts and prayers as she crosses the rainbow bridge whenever that is. I just don't want her to suffer anymore. She deserves peace and she has a long line of furry friends waiting to greet her as she crosses the bridge
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