tinyjo: (cassie by jeremy)
Thank you for the lovely comments on my last entry. Sadly, things moved fast and Cassie continued to deteriorate and not eat over the weekend. She spent quite a bit of time curled up in my lap, sleeping and having strokes, which was good, but she was obviously in a very bad way. We took her into the vet on Monday, who told us that her kidneys were shutting down. They took her to cat hospital and put her on fluids to see how much remaining kidney function there was but when we checked in the next day, her blood work hadn't improved at all, meaning that her kidneys were basically completely non functional. There was nothing that they could really do for her so I went after school and sat with her for an hour or so giving her strokes and fuss before the vet put her on my lap and gave her an overdose of anaesthetic.

It's the first time that I've lost a pet in that way - we had goldfish, who used to get regularly pinched by herons, but that's nothing like the same. I cried a lot on Monday and Tuesday and was pretty fragile most of Wednesday and the rest of the week. Now I just get ambushed by odd rushes of sadness. Charlie has been doing her best to look after us by coming and sitting with me on the sofa and so on but I miss Cassie very much.

I have quite a few versions of this pic where she's sitting on my lap giving me a very definite *look*

And quite a few where she's curled up on the bed. My photo albums all together seem to suggest she spent quite a lot of time chilling out and relaxing, which is a good thought.

Rare photo with her eyes open <3
Cassie is queen

Date: March 5th, 2017 11:54 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] synecdochic
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
Poor kitten. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm glad it was quick and calm with minimal suffering.

Date: March 5th, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] timscience.livejournal.com
So sorry to hear this. She was a lovely cat. She had a happy life I think and was much loved.

Date: March 5th, 2017 07:01 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] cleanskies.livejournal.com
ext_36163: (toes!)
All sympathies Jo. She was a fine cat and much beloved xxxx

Date: March 5th, 2017 11:23 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] glittertigger
glittertigger: (Debating tigger)
Sorry to hear this, much sympathy x

Date: March 6th, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] jinty
jinty: (sleep of reason)
Sorry to hear this and many hugs to you in sympathy. xxx


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