Last night at about 2 AM I woke up and found blood pooled underneath Kiki. I rushed her to the animal emergency room and they took x-rays that didn’t bode very well. She may have a tumor or feline leukemia. At around 7 AM I took her to the regular vet and they decided to run thyroid tests, kitty leukemia tests, blood work, and kidney tests. I don’t know what it is, but we won’t be doing the scope or ultrasound to find the tumor (if it is there) till the results come in from these tests. I’m really scared that this is finally the end for her. I’ve had her for 18 years. Since April 6 1990. I was in 3rd grade when I helped her mom give birth to her. Kiki was the first kitten born, so I claimed her right then and there. Since then, she has slept in the bed with me every night… and now I won’t know what to do. After 18 years what do you do when they die? I hope it’s nothing… I’m really in denial right now, haven’t eaten in 24 hours, haven’t slept in 24 hours… can’t really figure out what to do with myself.
I hope kiki gets better, I’m afraid I have no advice tho, I’ve had my cat Casper for 16 years now, And he had a lump about a year ago, the lump was bleeding and I was scared but after we went to the vet, they said it was all fine, and he just had to stay in one room for a while.
So no matter how bad it is , there’s always a chance if will get better,
And just try to stay calm, I know thats easy for me to say, but you can’t let yourself get ill too.
xPosted by Stawberry~Sprite on 07/31 at 07:45 AM
Adella, your post brought up a lot of emotion for me - I know *exactly* how you are feeling.
I lost my beloved kitty, Nana, on Febuary 12, 2004. I’d had her for all of my life, before I was even in school. When she got sick, it was one of the deepest sorrows I had ever experienced. It sounds crazy to those who have never owned a pet, but as I’m sure you know, you begin to see and love them as part of the family. When I lost her, I sobbed for days on end. I could hardly even function! Saying goodbye to an animal you have had since childhood is one of the *hardest* things to do, and I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers because I know so well how hurt and distressed you must be right now! *hug*
Just know if you *do* end up losing her, it will be very hard, but the pain really does fade with time. Even though it’s been four years since I lost my kitty, there are times when I still cry, but it’s less from pain and moreso from missing her and remembering how wonderful and gentle she was. Even though I finally went out and got an adorable kitty last year, I think of Nana everyday, but in a happy way; as crazy as it sounds, I know she’s still with me in spirit. I know God loves and looks after our beloved pets when they pass on. *hugs*
But don’t worry too much about it, because you’re not in that boat yet! Kiki might still have a few years left in her! :D Even though she’s sick, I know that you love her and that you’ll take great care of her to ensure that she gets as much time with you as she possibly can. I’ll keep both of you in my prayers and pray that Kiki has a speedy recovery and good health.
Hang in there! *hugs*Posted by soubrette on 07/31 at 12:30 PM
-hugs- I really hope Kiki gets better. She sounds like a tough cat - I bet she’ll pull through. <33Posted by arab57g on 07/31 at 01:53 PM
Oh no!! :( thats so awful i lost my kitty a couple of years ago to feline leukemia its such a horrid sickness and its always sad when you lose a pet i really do hope she’s ok *huggle* please be ok Kikki kitty! :(Posted by Sorceress Sheyshen on 07/31 at 04:20 PM
Sorry for your loved kitty. I recently lost a Special dog and recommend getting another now so they can be friends and when the time comes, you have a friend to help you through the rough spots. The new one will never replace the one you loose, but you get a feeling of continuity and that your lost one knows your still in loving hands.
Hope she does get better,
Skip Kelley aka OpalBufPosted by OpalBuf on 07/31 at 06:21 PM
This is the cutest photo I’ve ever seen ^_^Posted by piR4te_p4Rn on 08/01 at 05:30 PM
18 years is a long time for a cat. I’m sure she had the best possible life you could give her, but you have to accept that sooner or later she’s going to die no matter how much you love her or how well you treat her. But keep in mind that if she’s suffering right now—and if you found blood pooled under her something definitely isn’t right—there might not be anything you can do to help her.
I’m hoping that she’ll get better, but don’t be too shocked if she can’t pull through for much longer. Perhaps that’s a little cruel to say, but you have to look at this situation realistically. You have given her a long and wonderful life. You’ve done everything you could to help her and keep her healthy. You’ve been an excellent mommy to Kiki.
This is a difficult road we must all take, but remember there are people who love you who will help you deal with what you’re going through. Everything is going to be alright. If she survives and continues to be a healthy little kitty, count your blessings because she has outlived her expectations.
Much love and sympathy, and hoping for the best for little Kiki.Posted by hybridmoon on 08/01 at 11:31 PM
I really understand you. I can’t imagine how to say goodbye to my little Cora, my sweet kitty. I hope Kiki’ll get better. Be strong, Adella!Posted by shirak on 08/02 at 06:32 AM
Im sorry to her about your little kitty, i hope she will get well again. i can emagine how hard it is for you at this time and wish you all the best.Posted by windtalker on 08/05 at 12:42 PM
All you can do is draw strength from the people who care about you. Well that and pray. I wish kiki the best and hope she gets better. I also wish you all the strength you need right now.Posted by wushu on 08/06 at 04:06 AM
Hey Adella, I know this is a little late the comment and all, I hope your kitty is alright. I know how you feel in this situation and I hope things go well.Posted by cloudv on 08/08 at 12:42 AM
T___T i hope she gets well pretty soon.. i also have a pet that i really love for years now.. but 18 years is a long time and i couldn’t imagine the pain you’re in finding out your beloved pet is sick..
i’ll pray that kiki gets better.
^__^Posted by aya on 08/11 at 12:37 PM
i hope Kiki is getting better i hope your also eating and sleeping better now. i know what its like to lose a pet you are so close to. But hopefully Kiki will hang in there .
Take care of yourself.
xxPosted by XxGemmaxX on 08/22 at 03:33 AM