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but your cat will have given you more than his death can take away.

I loved your whole post but especially this part.
Wow Steve, well put.
I know how you feel. I went through the same agonizing decision with my Bogart about 2 years ago. I know I did the right thing by ending his pain, but it really hurt..still does. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
You and Nic are in my thoughts and prayers.
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on 02 Mar 2004:
I'm sorry. I don't know what this is about. I just feel so alone right now. There are people here who love Nic...but no one has ever loved him as intensely and hard as I did. As I do.

Sethran, you aren't alone. As animal (or specifically cats here) most of us know where you are right now. I'm so sorry about Nic and as others have said, it is kinder to give him the best gift you can when it is time.

>I remember you, Seth. In fact, I was wondering recently whatever became of you. I remember your Nic, too, and all you've gone through with him. My oldest kitty, Cory (18), who I will guiltily say is my favorite, we have a special bond, is also not doing well right now although he seems to have perked up from prednisone. Cory doesn't really have a diagnosis, all his bloodwork was normal, and I quit the testing after that. I know how hard it is to know when the time is "right." You don't want to wait too long and, yet, you certainly don't want it to be too soon when there is still a hope that they might rally for awhile.

I was thinking of having Cory euthanized a couple of weeks ago and now he's doing considerably better with the pred. Cory was vomiting, too, but they gave him reglan. That helped a lot although he hates it and now that he is responding so well to the pred, I'm going to experiment with cutting back on the reglan. Is Nic on either of those? I know you're a vet tech but my vets didn't think to give Cory pred; it was my idea. I figure that the slight chance of side effects is a worthwhile risk to take if it makes him feel better.

Pred can do so many different things.

I do know, tho, how it feels...and it's all one can think about...at work...at home...it's hard to enjoy life when one so close to you is not feeling well. I think if he's still having some good moments that it may not yet be time. You just have to be vigilant and do what you think is right, not letting others sway you to do it before you or he are ready. I guess I have no constructive advice; I'm just sorry about Nic and I understand your pain and confusion and worry.
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See my cats:

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)

That's very nice. I'm going to remember that.
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)
See my cats:

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
Most of you won't know me. I haven't posted here for probably over a year...my computer suffered a fatal crash ... a few who remember my Nic...my beautiful boy. I'm not sure why I'm posting this...I just need to, I guess.

Oh man Seth...it's been years since I saw your name... I'm SOO sorry you're going through this. I just had to have my Cleo cat PTS for renal failure. It sucks, immensely, but it's better than the unending pain and vomiting. :-(

Pawbreakers - The Candy for Cats!
I am so sorry about Nic. I know how painful this must be for you, having been there myself more than once. And trying to make that last decision is always terribly difficult. Only you will know when the time is right, and that is a hard burden to bear.
I wish I had wonderful calming words of wisdom to help you through this, but I don't. All I can tell you is that my heart goes out for you, and I will light a candle for Nic.
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