Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oh Man

This is a sad, depressing situation.

No one wants to see a 5 month old kitten go from playful to restricted movement in the span of a week.

Dasher (Kid's cat, also briefly and incorrectly termed Fatty for a few days) has IFP, a rare and fatal complication of an extremely common cat virus.

He has weeks to live, although at some point his quality of life will have deteriorated to the point that we'll need to put him down.

Probably in a week.

It is heartbreaking on so many levels.

And the fact that he and his brother sleep nose to nose isn't making it easier.

God...

9 comments:

Shirls said...

Oh Mrs F! I totally feel for you, its absolutely heartbreaking, this past March we lost Tigger, at 8.5 years old, we had him and his brother Roo since they were 6 weeks old, due to a heart condition. It was such a hard decision to make and I really feel for you family. I hope it will give you some comfort to know that Roo has been just fine as a single. And I know your worried about the girls reaction to yet another life change in the middle of everything else, I wish I had some words of wisdom to help with that part..

Elizabeth said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry.

Andrea said...

This sucks for you guys, poor kid. I hope this goes as smooth as possible.

Sunshine said...

I am so sorry for you all! This is heartbreaking! (((hugs)))

julie said...

I am just so so sorry.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Just heartbroken for y'all. I feel so bad for Kid - and for you. Having to deal with a heartbroken child and a dying cat seems like just too much to handle.
I hope things get better soon.

lucinda said...

I echo Shirls comment. Bob and Beau slept curled together for 13 years and I was so afraid that Bob would be heartbroken when Beau died. Not a whine.

Bean Collins said...

wow. I'm so sorry.

gooddog said...

I am so so sorry Mrs. F and fam. Ugh.

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