Thursday, March 10, 2011

When it rains, it pours...

I wouldn't even believe this myself, if I hadn't been right in the middle of it. On Monday, we had to have our 17 year old cat, Chigger, put to sleep. I'm telling you, when it rains, it pours. Chigger was passing huge bloodclots (I know, TMI) and our vet said that something like that was never a good sign and that with her age, the best thing to do was to let her go. So, we did. *sigh* Now the first thing people are asking is if we think that Molly and Chigger could have gotten in to something. Trust me, that was our first concern with Molly. However, these incidents are not related in any way. We ran blood work on Molly, lots and lots of bloodwork, and it never indicated that she has some kind of toxicity from getting into something. In fact, we had almost hoped for that because then maybe we could have reversed it. In the end, it looks like this has been something that has been creeping up for a few montsh and we just dismissed the small signs as getting older (missing steps, not being able to jump on the bed as easily, peeing in the chair, etc). As for Chigger, she was a 100% indoor cat and the inside of the house is baby-proofed, so they think it was purely something to do w/old age. Good times baby, good times.

****I am grateful for
1) the years we had
2) no furbabies in pain
3) Rainbow Bridge
4) time eases pain
5) after the storm, comes the rainbow (surely ours is just around the corner)


Veronica said...

Oh that is really crappy :( I am sorry.

A Nutchell said...

Oh Kahla, I am so sorry to hear about both of your fur-babies.

My heart goes out to your family.

Chelle said...

Oh Kahla, it sounds like this year has it in for you just as much as I feel it has it in for me. What is up with that?!

I am so sorry to hear you had to put Chigger to sleep too. How much more brutal can it get? She was pretty old for a kitty. 17 is impressive. I haven't had one past 14, and I've had three that made it to that age. In fact, it seems like that is the magic age for all of my pets.

Sending you love. said...

sorry about Chigger, sweets. Big hugs to you all.