I Want to Thank Everyone

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  1. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    I want to thank everyone who helped me with a donation or at least well wishes and prayers for me and my cat. I was friends like you guys and others that made this last year with him possible, and for that I will be forever grateful. Forever grateful.

    However, with chronic renal failure its only a waiting game before it gets too bad and/or other equally bad problems start cropping up. Those who have been reading my LJ about him know that I never wanted to start him on drugs - I cannot afford them, and I've had cats on drugs before and its just not quality of life. I've been managing his discomforts quite well with holistic approaches along with subcutaneous (under the skin) fluids, until now. Now he's showing signs of congestive heart failure, and cannot take the needed fluids as regularly so he's started having more bad days than good. And to continue would mean subjecting him to an increasing regimen of drugs and side effects and yo-yo health...just to extend his life for a few more weeks.

    I don't want to do that, I don't have a vet in the area I can regularly get to on an emergency basis even if I WANTED to.

    So I've come to *that* decision.

    It'll be next Friday, the start of his 18th birthday month, because I'll have my monthly check and can drive to the nice vet who made the actual diagnosis (which I was able to get done because of you and other friends), and I think I can cover a good amount of the costs on my own if not all. I want to get an individual cremation this time, its very important to me since he's my companion of 17+ years. And I don't know if my family will come through for me even tho they promised to - they didn't help me out much this past year with his expenses, not like everyone here did. But even if I have to take out a payday loan (yeah, I know the dangers all too well) I will get it done proper. And later I'll get an urn and one of those pendants you can carry ashes in.

    Donations would be appreciated, but I really just wanted to say THANK YOU TO YOU ALL. I can never repay what you did for him and me. You made a huge difference. THANK YOU.

    --Moony
     
  2. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Sorry to hear that it has come to that for your cat.

    Once again, hope everything works out for you.
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    It's for the best.
     
  4. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Sounds like you are making the right decision...tough but right.
    He lived a full life & he's lucky to have you throughout it.
    Take care.
     
  5. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    I too am very sorry it comes to this but as said, it's ultimately for the best. Just remember to cherish all the great times you two had. Keep those alive and he'll never have to really be gone.
     
  6. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    Thanks guys.

    He's certainly sucking up the attention this week!

    Edit: except, he's no longer able to enjoy his favorite treat in the whole world - sour cream and onion potato chips. :(  :(  :( 

    --Moony
     
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