Last week I lost my uncle Mick (my dad's brother) They were not very close but naturally my dad was upset and I hurt for him. His funeral is on Thursday and because of Covid only my parents will be going. Mum is a little uptight as she will have to drive. Anywhere new my dad or I have always driven so she is not very comfortable with driving to the crematorium. A death is always sad but he just went to sleep and never woke up, I think that's how we would all like to go. Sad for those that are left behind because they never got to say goodbye but a much better way to go. We have a thing that we tell each other we love them at lest once a day often many more times than that.
Then on Friday I noticed that my Izibelle just did not look right. Nothing I could put my finger on as such just a feeling. I picked her up, and she let me, Izi does not like being picked up so we don't very often. She felt very light! Then I noticed she was open mouth breathing so I phoned the vet and took her straight to the vets. I honestly thought the vet would say I was worrying over nothing and she was just a bit hot (we at having a mini heatwave). She went in as soon as we arrived and vet said she would phone me when they had looked at her, we waited outside in the car. After a few minutes the vet phoned they had put Izi on oxygen but she had a lot of fluid around her lungs and this was making it hard for her to breath. They had also found a very large mass. I had two choices.
1. lots of tests that she would be unlikely to survive
2. Put her to sleep
I was in complete shock, this was form nowhere I had no warning! Just Like Godfey and Honeypot, I felt sick I had been bind sighted. The girls were with my and I told the vet I needed a minute. I had to explain to them what was going on. Pretty easy for them to guess and I was crying...the big ugly crying thing.
Anyway we have a rule that cats are not allowed to suffer, we must do the right thing for them not us.
The vet came out and I said we would have her put to sleep but I needed to be with her. Because of Covid this is not allowed, but in the end they said just me...so girls had to wait in the car.
Izi was the most beautiful cat, she also had a few issues. We got her from a cat rescue along with her sister Anibelle. They were always together and Izi would suck on Ani, still did! They used to go out but Izi had some sort of trauma so the both stayed in. In a way if I had to loose one of them then it was better it was Izi as she would never have coped without Ani
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