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Ann_in_Iowa

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Emma, my 18 year old cat developed a urinary tract infection last summer, and we worked with the vet to treat it.  She was doing great.  Transdermal meds for hyperthyroidism, and not as energetic as she used to be, but great for being an 18 year old cat.  A few weeks ago, the UTI was back, with lots of symptoms: we discovered puddles by the litter box, turds where they shouldn't be, loss of appetite, weakness, and balance issues.  All those things were very unlike her.  We took her to the vet and decided that the road ahead didn't look very good, so she was euthanized.  We loved her every single day, and tried to be the best kitty parents we could be, but now I second guess myself.  Maybe we should have given her a chance to fight the UTI.  Maybe antibiotics would have fixed that, and also fixed the issues with balance and weakness.  Maybe I cheated her out of some good months.  I can say without a doubt that I loved her and miss her every day.  But, guilt nags at me.
Tanker_1

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I feel the same way. What if? If only. I gave my old dog a form of Do Not Resuscitate because of her age. I followed it and now I hate myself because I did not try. I just want a second chance to chose the other option. Your kitty was loved. I think that they know when they are.  (((hugs))) 
Ann_in_Iowa

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Thanks Tanker.  We expressed our love for Emma daily, and i think that she knew that she was loved.  I'll bet that your dog knew that too.
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