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I will be saying goodbye to my beloved cat, Nick this afternoon. He is approximately 8 years old. He was diagnosed with diabetes last April, and has gotten progressively worse over the last year. I made a decision to put him to rest as I cannot bear to watch him suffer any more. He never plays and is unable to jump up in the window where he loves to look outside. (He's always been an indoor cat) It breaks my heart to watch my kitty just drag himself around. He walks mostly on his hindquarters. He ALWAYS looks depressed, and is, according to my vet. The medication he's been on doesn't seem to be helping him at all. I feel in my heart the best thing to do is to provide him with relief and put him to sleep.
I moved in with my son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons in March of this year (2008) One of my grandsons is a special needs child and will never walk. However, he is able to shimmy around the house on the floor. He has a trache tube and he could get a serious infection with a cat spraying around the house.  
We have been finding urine puddles and spraying in different areas of the house the last few days. Turns out that Nick is responsible as I saw him do it just yesterday. We still think it could also be another one of the cats and are watching them carefully. It is too painful for me to keep Nick locked up in a room so he can't spray around the house.
I guess I'm doing this in hopes of someone out there understanding why I've made this decision. I feel so guilty, yet at the same time know that my precious Nick will be better off and will not suffer any longer. Thank you for your time.
GOD bless all of you out there who are sad and grief stricken.

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My prayers will be with you and Nick this afternoon as you allow his spirit to fly.  Please don't question your know his quality of life is very poor.  Diabetes is a wicked illness.   My kitty Cicio had it and I was giving insulin twice a day but her heart may have been affected by it...she actually died from a tumor on her heart.  It's so extremely hard to watch them go down.

You are giving Nick a great gift by releasing him from his sad body.  My heart is with you.



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I am so sorry, it is so hard to let them go.  Be strong, we are all here for you.  God Speed Nick and God Bless...........Much Love, Di xxx

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