Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lonely days

I probably shouldn't have named my blog "The Cat Rules". Unfortunately my darling Katie went to sleep last week, it has been 10 days now. The poor thing was really crook one morning, so I got her to the vet as soon as I could, but I had a feeling that she wasn't going to be coming home. She had liver and heart failure, and probably wouldn't have lasted the night so she was put down. I didn't like the idea of her possibly dying alone. It was sad that Katie got crook so quick. She was good last month when she had her checkup, but her previous health problems caught up with her.

kiori and katie 058

The crew at the Kippax Vets were great, especially Calista. They had helped me keep Katie healthy after being diagnosed with thyroid disease. She went to Sydney and had radiotherapy, which cured her of any thyroid problem. Unfortunately, thyroid disease can mean that you then get heart disease. At the start of the thyroid hassles, Katie got so crook so quickly that she went into heart failure. We cured that too. Then last year she got diabetes, which went into remission after 2 weeks of insulin (luckily, it is very hard to give regular injections when you work shifts).

She was a very expensive cat, and a very loved cat. It is lonely not having her here, I miss hearing her meow when I get out of the car in the garage. Calista (Katie's vet), and the other girls at the vet were wonderful. It was so hard making the decision to give the green medicine, but I had to. My poor baby was so crook that she didn't feel any different after the injection to what she did when she was alive. I had been regularly stopping patting her to make sure she was still breathing.


I think at the end of the year I may get another cat, but at the moment I will enjoy my memories of Katie. I am sorry if this post doesn't make much sense, but I am still very sad, and typing through tears.

Thanks to Michelle for showing me how to add photos where I want them


Michelle said...

It was my pleasure! I had a lovely afternoon. You should come around for lunch more often - and next time I might even remember to give you those tomatoes!

Those photos of Katie are so beautiful, but the third one is particular is spectacular! What a beautiful girl she was!

kms said...

just found your blog through ravelry, hello. i am so sorry to hear about your cat, we had to give the green dream to a much loved dog a few years ago after she ate some poison and had organ failure and it is still the saddest day of my life, so my thoughts are with you. when we lived in canberra we used kippax vets for the furkids too, i liked them a lot. im glad they have been helpful for you. k xx

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through ravelry too! Katie was a lovely cat. Very sad to lose her. I lost a cat last year, very unexpectedly, and they do leave a hole in your life.

Swanknitter said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful cat. Kippax Vets helped me through a very difficult year I spent trying to keep my darling Burmese Lucy alive, when I should have let her go. She had a stroke and I loved her so much that I kept her going longer than was good for either of us. Now I have a 16 year old who is fading slowly but I'd gladly lend you the Imp, who has gotten out twice today! Fortunately, the second time, which was at night, she got so intrigued with the possums eating bananas that I just scooped her up.