Thank you for the well wishes, everyone.
Dr. Zoidberg last edited by Dr. Zoidberg
We lost little Spoke this morning.
At midnight, she was lumbering around our room, but still mobile. All night, she kept crawling around the bed, trying to get under anything. Every ten minutes she let out of this piercing, yet weak by her standards meow. I would stroke her for a minute to soothe her. Her little head was the only thing that she was not uncomfortable with being touched. By 4am, she had crawled under by pillow, still meowing, and and comically wedged herself between the mattress and the headboard. Upon inspection, she had peed on me as I expected, and when I went to move her... We discovered she had lost all use of her limbs. So we held her, wrapped in a series of towels, and pet her little head until the vet arrived early this morning to put her down. Two day ago, she was splashing around in the laundry room sink. This morning, couldn't even move. Never seen anything like it. We believe it to be kidney failure.
My throat hurts from all my blubbering. My wife is crushed. Watching it all happen in real time makes me sick to my stomach. She didn't even get one last day of chasing a laser, oh a pile of smoked salmon. She was just done.
She was a great cat, but didn't have the best past two years. Her hyperthyroidism I think lopped of quite a few years at the end. The volatility of her weight before- and while- medicated, inconsistent appetite, and progressed age... She never was the same. She was never anything like this, but she lost about six steps and got back maybe two. Her last panel was all good, everything was fine on paper.
And even with her UTI three years ago, which we treated promptly, she would never venture too far from the little box. She never had crystals again, but had been saddled with an overactive bladder.
12 years of killing birds and rats, scaling fences, destroying my couches... It all just started falling apart after 2018.
We'll miss you, Spoke.
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MUSASHI66 last edited by
@dr-zoidberg That sucks dude. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Vondon302 last edited by
@dr-zoidberg so sorry
BicycleBuck last edited by
It's always hard to lose a friend. Take care of yourselves and take comfort knowing that her suffering is over. She had a good run and was well loved.
Condolences to you and yours.
Mark Tucker last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. Never a good time. And it sounds very similar to what happened to our last rescue dog, Luna. Yeah, it's really hard to watch. So sorry.
HammerheadFistpunch last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Thats brutal. Sorry friend. You have my sympathies. I've seen several pets put down in my life and it sucks every single time.
sony1492 last edited by
@dr-zoidberg She lived comfortably, and spent the last hours around her humans. Hang in there.
RallyDarkstrike last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Awww buddy, this has me in tears
So sorry to hear you lost your little friend...godspeed little Spoke!
I'm so very sorry mate, for you, your wife and Luna.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
drVanTraveler last edited by
@dr-zoidberg My condolences.
Chariotoflove last edited by
That's heartbreaking. I'm so sorry.
sn4cktimes last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Oh man. Sorry she didn't get better. That's super sad. At least you did everything you could for her, for as long as possible.
speedy964 last edited by
@dr-zoidberg rest in peace Spoke.
Longtime Lurker last edited by
@dr-zoidberg So sad. My condolences to you.
derp last edited by
We were devastated when we lost our Peanut 4 years back. I know exactly what you're going through. Sorry to hear it friend. We're here if you need anything.
MisterButtercup last edited by
@dr-zoidberg So sorry for your loss, losing a pet is so hard.
Ermahgerd last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Sorry to hear that. Losing the furry members of the family are always heartbreaking Even when you know it's coming.
CB last edited by
@dr-zoidberg I'm so sorry for your loss.
Huzer last edited by
@dr-zoidberg So sorry to hear. Condolences to your fam.
liam last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Very sorry to hear of your loss
StreetsofPerth last edited by
@dr-zoidberg I'm so sorry to hear that she's gone. Losing a pet is the worst, but you did everything you could to make her comfortable and let her know that she was loved. Look after yourselves.
benjrblant last edited by
@dr-zoidberg damn, so sorry for your loss. We're fortunate to have these great critters join us for such a fleeting moment, here's to the happy memories which we get to enjoy indefinitely.
Jordan last edited by
Sorry for your loss
Jawzx2 last edited by
@dr-zoidberg sorry for your kitty loss... Had one with hyperthyroidism take similar track a couple years ago. They're always missed.