Friday, April 30, 2010

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We almost lost Confetti today. Her breathing was so labored that the vet couldn't hear her heartbeat. They pumped her full of Lasix and she managed to stabilize and tonight she's comfortable again. We have instructions to dose her as needed to keep her stable for as long as the medication works but there will come a point where it will cease to help.

Until this morning she was stable and enjoying every bit of life, and she seems to be content again for the moment. FH and I have decided that once the Lasix stops helping her quality of life will be totally worthless and we will have no choice but to have her put to sleep.

It was not an easy conclusion to come to, but neither one of us want to see her suffer. In fact we were both convinced we wouldn't be bringing her home this afternoon. She's been a fighter her whole life but I can see her beginning to get tired. I don't think we will have another miracle like we had today.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry. Cherish today's miracle for as long as you can. (((HUGS)))

Rachel said...

Im so sorry to hear this sweetheart i know how hard it is to do try and do the right thing take care
big hugs
xx

Marlene said...

My thoughts are with you, we had that desision last my with our beloved Thomas, its a horrid time for you both,Take care Marlene xxxx

Caseymini said...

It is never easy to lose a friend. Confetti has brought joy into your lives. Remember the good times. Very sorry to hear that she won't be here much longer.

Lots of hugs and love.

A. Wright said...

Kat, I wish I had the words to make it all better. We are very much quality vs. quantity of life people too and it's never easy to say goodbye to our fuzzy friends, but in time you'll know it was the best thing to do. Big hugs and lots and ear scritches.

beyondbaffled said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I can understand letting her go once the medication doesn't help anymore. My family had to do the same thing because we didn't want to see our cat suffer. I will think positive thoughts for you and I hope you enjoy all of the time you have left with your pet :)

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Oh, heartbreaking! I hope she doesn't suffer and neither do you. Poor things, both of you.

Jody

Karin F. said...

how very heartbreaking for you! You're coming to the hardest decision any one can make. You have to choose what's best for Confetti.
big hugs

M@rianne said...

My heart turns reading your post.
I have got 2 cats so i know the feeling..........
Hope there's a miracle.....

take care

Marianne from Holland

Jean Day said...

The poor sweetheart, she looks like such a treasure!