My mom's kitty is dying

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Devon found this kitty - Crystal - almost 7 years ago. It would be 7 years in January. She was freezing and huddled under a dumpster. Obviously had belonged to someone at one point.

    She's been suffering from hyperthyroidism for a couple of years. They had estimated her age when they found her at about 1 1/2 years. When they diagnosis'd the hyperthyroid, they said she was probably older than what they thought - around 12-14. She's been on medication, but they said ultimately her kidney's or her heart would fail.

    She appears to be in kidney failure. She can't walk. She takes a couple of steps and falls over. She hasn't peed today and keeps throwing up. My mom stayed home with her all day and is just a mess. She doesn't think she'll make it through the night, but if she does she's going to take her tomorrow to have her put down. :crying: This decline has been so sudden.

    They plan on burying her on Christmas Day.

    I called Devon to let him know. He's coming home in the morning and she will be gone by then. He was the one that found her and convinced my mom to keep her even though she was sick and right off the bat needed surgery to remove bladder stones.

    I just feel so bad.
  2. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm so glad Crystal had such a loving life after such a horrid start. She will definitely be waiting for your mom at the Rainbow Bridge.

  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I'm so sorry :( Mrs. Catinthehat has a bunch of kittehs that need a home!
  4. ML

    ML Guest

    I'm so sorry. Our pets give us so much unconditional love. It's really hard to lose them. Hugs, ML
  5. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Sorry to hear about Crystal. Hugs...

  6. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, Heather...I'm so sorry for all involved. At least she had some great years with your family.

  7. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    I'm so sorry. Losing pets is so hard .... :(
    Hugs to all of you.
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about Crystal. Many hugs to all of you.
  9. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    This just makes me so sad. I hope Devon is OK.
    Sorry for Crystal.