Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
I am so sorry for your loss! I know this must be heartbreaking for you. It is certainly a difficult surgery and recovery for the cat would have been a very, very lengthy and painful - if he had even survived at all. With that many tumors there is a huge probability that the cancer would have recurred. Putting him down was the best option in my opinion. I hate to second guess vets - I have never met a vet in all of my years of cat ownership that did not put the best interest of the pet first. I'm confident she/he gave the right recommendation.
That does not make the loss any less painful I know, nor does it help the surviving kitten pal, Inky. Only time will do that for both of you.
When my Annie died, our Maggie just walked the floors all hours of the day and night searching for her and crying so pitifully. It was heartbreaking to see her grieve, but eventually she came to realize Annie was not coming home. Time will heal your pain and it won't be long before you will go through an hour and then a day without crying. Pretty soon you will smile at the good memories you have of Olie. I wish you the very best!
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"