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Amber is dying

Post by ---MIKE- » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:56:50



She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
stress would finish her off.  

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

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Post by jmcquow » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:19:50



Quote:
> She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
> lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
> stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
> the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
> inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
> stress would finish her off.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

I'm very sorry to hear this.  I truly don't know what else to say.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by ann79 » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:26:49



Quote:
> She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
> lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
> stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
> the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
> inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
> stress would finish her off.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

Purrs and hugs

Ann

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:00:26



She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
stress would finish her off.

---MIKE---

~~~~~~~~~
I'm so sorry to hear this.  Holly will be 18 years old on June 1, and I am
afraid I will soon be facing the same decision.  That is always such a
painful time in our lives, but the joy we have received from these wonderful
companions makes it all worthwhile.

I can't give you any advice (and you did not ask for any), but I have mixed
"thoughts" on the situation.  First--as you said--the stress of a visit at
this time can be critical.  On the other hand, I have had friends who held
off taking their cats to a vet for that very reason only to see them die a
painful, lingering death through the hours of the night.  So, I would at
least suggest that you make sure that you know where to locate an emergency
vet in case something like that were to happen.

My very best wishes are with you.

MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by nik Simpso » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:55:53



Quote:
> She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
> lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
> stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
> the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
> inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
> stress would finish her off.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

Talk to your vet, Muddy (16) and Emily (almost 19) were bot PTS at home,
no need for them have a ride to the vet as their last experience.

--
Nik Simpson

 
 
 

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Post by Bastett » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:39:47


 > She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
 > lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
 > stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
 > the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
 > inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
 > stress would finish her off.  

I'm sorry! I can certainly understand you not wanting to put her through
a trip to the vet at this time. But a couple of thoughts come to my mind.
One is, maybe you could call the vet and ask for some advice? She may be
close to the end, but not quite there, and there might be a way to help her
be more comfortable.

If she needs to be seen (whether for some help to stay comfortable, or for
the final journey), is having a vet come to your place an option? Many do
house calls.

Purrs,
Joyce

 
 
 

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Post by Matthe » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:25:50


I am very sorry Mike   purrs and prayers to your family

She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
stress would finish her off.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Websel » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:42:57



She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
stress would finish her off.

_________
I am so sorry to hear this, Mike.  Is there a possibility that your vet
would do a house call?
Mine will, if the time has come and you don't want them to be stressed.
My heart is sending yours prayers.

 
 
 

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Post by Joy » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:11:13



She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
stress would finish her off.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

***

I'm so sorry to hear this.  Purrs for both you and her.

Joy

 
 
 

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Post by Lesle » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:27:58



. ?I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
Quote:
> stress would finish her off.

 You could try calling your vet for advice.  When Isis (RB) started to
decline I discussed it with Kylie, our vet, I didn't want the stress
of a vet trip especially as Isis was agoraphobic (I kid you not even
if it were me or Dave at the open front door she'd hide until the door
was closed again). It was decided the stress might finish her off and
as she was in no pain we agreed not to take her to the vets (after all
as Kylie said she couldn't cure old age) unless she developed symptoms
that would need her to go (and we knew if she did she probably
wouldn't be coming back).  She took her afternoon nap about 10 days
later in one of her favourite sleeping places after a long skritchie
session with Dave and never woke up

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

 
 
 

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Post by Mish » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:39:25


Quote:

> She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a

> lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she

> stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave

> the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the

> inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the

> stress would finish her off.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire

> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

{{hugs}} Mike. If she isn't in any pain or distress, I would leave her be. She sounds comfortable, and will go in her own time. It is hard to watch. :( If I was in her condition, I wouldn't want to go to the hospital. Let me die at home!
Mishi
 
 
 

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Post by ---MIKE- » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:49:03


Amber's legs are very weak and she stumbles when she tries to walk.  I
carry her everywhere.  Last night she slept on my bed and this morning I
brought her to her heated window seat.  She is still breathing but not
much else.  It's just a matter of time.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

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Post by Adria » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:54:08


Quote:

> She has been fading recently.  She was eating very little and drinking a
> lot of water.  Yesterday she didn't eat any supper.  Last night she
> stayed on my bed snuggled next to me.  This morning she wouldn't leave
> the bed.  She has been with me over 18 years so I am resigned to the
> inevitable.  I am thinking of a vet visit today but I'm afraid the
> stress would finish her off.  

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44??? 15' N - Elevation 1580')

I'm so very sorry to hear that. :'(
--
Hate the belief, love the believer.