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Yesterday I had to make the horrible choice to put my cat to sleep. She was so anemic that she needed 2 blood transfusions. My partner and I were willing to drive 2 hours round trip to get them. We were willing to put down a huge deposit to get her the care she needed. We would have moved mountains for this little girl. The clinic was looking for blood that matched her type as the ones they had were expired, but before they could find some she stopped breathing on the table. It was only after she got to the point of no return did I authorize her euthanasia. The worst part is that at first the vet thought she was definitely going to pass from a different ailment, which she didn't have. They told us this and we were so happy. We were so happy that our baby was going to be okay. All we had to do was wait for the blood and drive to pick it up (this all happened after every non-emergency vet was close). I have two other cats who are going to the vet in two days to get their blood tested. I'm so sorry Ziggy. You were just a little thing and it wasn't right. I can't help but blame myself. I did everything I could but I feel like I didn't do anything at all.

Posts: 34
So sorry you lost your beloved Ziggy.  It certainly sounds like you did everything you could to save your baby.  It's normal to blame ourselves when these things happen.  Sending thoughts and prayers your way.   

Posts: 121
I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Ziggy.  It sounds like she was a very special girl.  As you said, you would have moved mountains for her and you did.  You did everything you could do for her and if she could have told you that, she would have.   

I understand how you are feeling and so many do here.  If you get the opportunity to, read about my sweet girl Emma that I lost on July 19th.  I too, am feeling guilt like I didn't do enough, but in reality, I did so much to try and save her, as you did to for your Ziggy.  There are so many fur babies in this world that don't get that opportunity, and then the fortunate, that do. She was fortunate to have you.

I asked a friend once, "how will I know when it's time?"  She said your fur baby will let you know and they do, they really do......

Hugs to you and please take care of yourself.  Let your Ziggy's memories live on in your heart forever.

Emma, Toby & Socks momma =^..^=  

Posts: 104
Brightly - shining,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ziggy was a loved girl. She knew that. She knew you would move heaven and earth for her and she is now at peace. I k ow right now that doesn’t help. But in time it will help. Sweet girl still loves you.

Hugs and peace,

Paula - Raider’s mom
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