Lovey my Chocolate Point Male Siamese

Lovey my Chocolate Point Male Siamese

by Rita Mayer
(USA Green Valley Az)

Lovey turned 18 May 2009. He has been the best indoor cat I ever had. In June he became constipated and had to have a enema. He has had 3 this year. The vet took blood for the lab.test at $200 and the vet said my cat had kidney disease. I now give him only canned cat food, pumpkin and Lactulose and olive oil for his constipation. I started him on Tripsy on July 27 2009 which is suppose to treat the kidney disease with herbs. I was told to give him fluids in his neck but I could not after several attempts, and the vet charges $32.00 per treatment for 5 treatments per week. I decided I will let nature take its course. I am so sad.

I am preparing his grave. Right now I still enjoy his company. He looks good although much thinner, we still takes naps together every day. He always lets me know when it is time for our nap. I will miss him when he goes to cat heaven

8-1-09 RITA

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Oct 29, 2009
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Lovey
by: Rita

Thanks to all who commented on my Siamese cat who died on Oct 10 2009. I went to Animal League and saw so many homeless cats, but, I need time to grieve. 18 1/2 years is a long time to live with a indoor cat. I try to keep back my tears. I must move on. Tomorrow is another day. Rita


Oct 25, 2009
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by: Michael

My condolences and best wishes for the future go to you, Rita, and may Lovey rest in peace. Lovey lived to a good age, I guess. Thank you for coming back to the site.


Oct 24, 2009
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Lovey
by: Rita Mayer

My 18 1/2 year old male Siamese Cat Lovey had Kidney Failure. Lab test said he had it for some time but I was not aware of it. He was fine in May when he got his exam but began to get constipated and after 3 enemas I started him on Tripsy in July and enemas every other week with fluid. But on Oct 10, the vet told me Lovey is suffering and it was time to say GOOD-BY.

I’m keeping very busy cleaning up all the litter dust in the laundry room and washing the bedding and gathering all the different cat food that Lovey refused to eat the last week, I knew then he soon would be gone, and I gave all this stuff to the Animal League for the cats, they are trying to adopt out.

I need to grieve for awhile and tend to other matters before I get another pet. After 50 years of caring for pets, I am Petless.

Rita


Aug 24, 2009
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CRF and your kitty
by: Marisol

Hi, I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. My siamese Sebastian was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure also this past Christmas. He is also on pumpkin, lactulose when needed, and IV fluids as well. He has to get his fluids every other day. It was very expensive to get this done at the vets. They charge so much. But I found this online support group on Yahoo where there are hundreds of members that have kitties with CRF. One member told me about this online company that sell the fluids bag, needles, and IV tubing and all you need is a prescription from your vet that you can fax to them. The company is called BRICO medical supplies. One case of 14 bags of fluids is about 55.00. I bag lasts my kitty one week so 14 bags last for a while. A box of 100 needles are 6.50 and the IV tubing is 1.90 for each. You have to pay shipping also but it is SO MUCH cheaper than getting it from your vet. I learned how to administer it to Sebastian by taking a bag and the tubing and needle to my vet’s office and one of the vet techs showed me how. I have been giving Sebastian his fluids at home now since January and saving a lot of money. The website is bricomedicalsupplies.com Good luck!


Aug 03, 2009
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Old Cats
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

The trouble with most house-hold pets is that they have very short life-spans compared to us humans, hence a pet is always missed like a personal family member.Let them live their normal lives and don’t prolong their agony by artificial human treatment once they reach “old Age”.Just cherish the good memories that you had while owning your pet.


Aug 03, 2009
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so sad
by: kathy

i am so sad for you i know how you feel. My cat too is getting old. he is about 13 yrs old and i just got him back. i started crying too when i read your story. i too am having a hard time imagining life without my best friend cat. he sleeps on a pillow right next to my head. he waits for me to fix his pillow every night before hell get on it. ill keep you in my prayers and your cat too.


Aug 03, 2009
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I’m so sad for you
by: Ruth

Rita I’m so sorry Lovey is so unwell.There does come a time when it’s best to let Nature take her course.As long as Lovey isn’t suffering you do right to spend quality time together.Although I worked as a vet nurse I don’t believe in frightening tests and treatments for old cats just to prolong their lives by a short time.Our Ebony was 17 and had diabetes, she’d done well for 3 years but we could see her time was coming to leave us.She only wanted to be with us and to sleep a lot.One day she stopped eating and next day went peacefully in her sleep.

It’s heartbreaking and I’m crying for you as I write this.

Take care and give Lovey a BIG X on her furry head from me.
xx


Aug 02, 2009
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Wish both well
by: Anonymous

I wish you both well. I understand how you must be feeling. My cat is oldish at 17 years of age and my mind turns to the time when I will have to say good bye to her and I find that hard to think about never mind actually going through. When she goes a bit of me will go with her.



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