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cmartin04

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Around 16 years ago i found a kitten at a campground, he was probably around 6 months old. I brought him home named him Alex and he became part of our family. He would go with me on walks with my dogs, slept in my chair and in the evening after everything was done he would sit by me and I would love on him and we would do the nose bump. We loved each other. Time goes by and about a year or so ago Alex started to slow down some, I noticed him sleeping more but that was to be expected at his age. He was eating good, loved to sleep on the deck and we still were doing our nose bumps. Around 3 weeks ago I noticed he wasn't eating quite as well and I noticed he seemed to be urinating a lot. He would make a noise when he went like he was hurting. Got him some cat food for urinary tract problems and it seemed to help. He still wasn't eating great but the urinary part seemed to be better for a few days.  Then he began to make a noise again when he urinated and he wasn't eating much at all. Made him some chicken broth with bits of chicken, that he seemed to like and he ate some of that  That was on a monday. Called the vet  but they couldn't see him until wednesday. He was still eating some and drinking and when he would cry I would hold him and love on him and he would stop. By Tuesday he wasn't eating or drinking, wednesday morning the vet said uti infection gave him a shot and we came home. I set him up in our chair on his blanket and he slept the rest of the day. The next morning (Thursday) I was up at 5 , went to check on him and he had moved around some and the activity in the house was waking him up , thought that was good. Tried to get him to drink, but he wouldn't. Tucked him back in and he went back to sleep. A little later i was watching him and I saw him stirring around and I thought that was good. They had told me at the vet that I should see a change in 2 or 3 days. Sometime later I went to check on him and he was gone. I am soooo devestated, I lost my Anna , April 23, I know Alex was old and didn't have lots of time left but I loved him sooo much. Feel like I should have done more. Taken him to the vet sooner, I don't know. Just feel like I let him down. I want my boy back. Want to rub his little head and do the nose bumps. This pain is awful. Miss him sooooooo bad. Sorry this is so long, just had to get this out. 
 
Butch

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I'm so sorry for your loss.  Without you, he might have died on that campground 16 years ago.  Instead, Alex had a long and wonderful life with you, which is the best gift we can give our animal friends.
cmartin04

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I just miss him soooo much. I want my little guy back. I just feel like I messed it up and I let him down.

soothspader

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I am in agreement with Butch.  Without you there is every chance that Alex would have died in short order at the campground.  Instead, he lived a great life filled with care and love and as part of a family.  I don't think Alex would want to change a thing.  
cmartin04

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Like everyone here I loved my little guy sooooo much and I did the best i could for him. I wish I could have done more at the end , I still fell like I let him down in some way. Everyone on this site has suffered a great loss and now feels the pain. Its the price we pay for loving them soooo  much. 

cmartin04

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House feels so empty without my Anna and Alex. 
cmartin04

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Just a week ago tonight my little Alex was still eating some and drinking and walking aorund. It doesn't seem possible that he is gone. 
cmartin04

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Im sooo mad. Mad at myself because Ididn't figure out there was a problem and take him into the vet sooner, mad at the vet for not helping him. Just mad. Want my boy back
cmartin04

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House feels so empty. Can't really focus on anything but my little Alex, I so miss him jumping on the chair with me , I want to rub his little head and scratch his little belly, I want my boy back. I should have done better for him. Alex, I am soooo sorry.
cmartin04

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Can't sleep. Have gone over and over what happened. I should have taken Alex to the vet sooner. I should have known something was wrong. He had slowed down the last year or so  I just thought it was his age.  Then he started not eating as much and he seemed to be drinking a lot of water and urinating too much, he started to make a noise when he would urinate like it hurt.  I knew we needed help,  Just thought we would get some antibiotics and in a couple of weks he would be back to normal. He was still walking around , would go out and sleep on the deck, even going down into the yard some, he wuld still cimb up in our chair with me at night for his loving and nose bumps. Just had no idea he was that sick.  I really let him down. I am sooo sorry Alex. But now my little guy is gone. I want him back sooo bad. 

cmartin04

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10 weeks ago today my Anna left me. 1 week ago today Alex was at the vet, we had come home and he was sleeping peacefully, They told me I should start to see improvments in 2 or 3 days, but at his age I shouldn't get my hopes to high . I felt sooo good, my boy was going to get better.  I just knew you would be OK. That was not to be. Our little family is broken. Miss you guys soooo much. Love you always Anna and Alex.

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