Here I Am Again :-( - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Smokey596's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 156
Here I Am Again :-(

I came here last summer when I lost my Ellie girl. And now my Cricket is gone.

I just recently noticed Cricket seemed thinner. And then in the past few days he was drinking water like crazy. I came home from work Thursday night to find him lying in the bathroom, breathing rapidly, lethargic. I put him in the bedroom with me away from the other cats so he wouldn't be so stressed, but something was obviously very wrong.

I put him in the bed with me for the night, but when I woke up in the middle of the night he had moved to the floor. Anyway, I tried to call my vet only to find the number disconnected! (that's another story)

In the morning I got him in to see a different vet. She called me at work around noon. He apparently was diabetic and was in ketoacidosis. To try to get him out of it would have meant driving an hour to an emergency hospital and putting him in intensive care, and even then she said he may have other problems...his heart or his pancreas.

I let him go. She stayed late so I could come after work. He was so much worse when I got there. But I picked him up and held him as he left...rubbed his belly and his feet and kissed his head and smelled his clean, soft fur. Poor little boy. It hurt me so bad. But even tho this was the first time I'd been to this vet, she was so kind and understanding and even hugged me. Everyone there fell in love with Cricket just in a day. He had that effect on people.

Cricket was 14 years old. He was a little slow...very sweet...and smart. He just had that kind of personality. And he was so handsome. He had big, green eyes and huge ears, a wide nose and face. He would "talk" to me, making loud ROWR! sounds. He hated it when I whistled or sang. He'd come all the way up and get in my face to make me stop. He had a shoe fetish...loved to lay on them, and he always kneaded my shoes/feet when I came home, and I would thank him for the "foot massage". I've had several cats and I've loved them all, but I think I loved Cricket the most. Just the sweetest boy.

I don't think he'd shown signs of diabetes for very long, so I don't think I missed it, but now...I wish I had known, even tho that would have meant other difficult decisions. But I didn't want him to end up so sick like this so fast. My cat sitter commented when I was away a couple of weeks ago that with three kitties I need a bigger water bowl...it was always empty. Now I know...Cricket was drinking it all. And the litter boxes. I had been amazed at how much three cats could put in there, but now that Cricket's gone the boxes aren't that full. It was him. And I didn't realize it.

I miss him so much. I even cried in front of people at work after I got the call, and I NEVER show emotion like that in public. One thing that helps, after sending two kitties before this over the bridge in my life, is knowing that time does help...that this pain will lessen, even tho I fear it will kill me right now. I re-read my posts about Ellie and I see that I was inconsolable then as well, so I know it will get better. But right now I just miss my sweet Cricket.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smokey596 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Jr. Cat
 
aniela26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45
I'm so sorry about your Cricket. Sounds like he had a happy life, may he rest in peace.
aniela26 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Kitten
 
shinyspade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 16
I'm so sorry for your loss. I recently lost my wee boy Cloud, he was only 5 and it was the worst day of my life. Cricket will always be in your heart and you were both so lucky to have each other in your lives.
shinyspade is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 02:02 AM
Premier Cat
 
spirite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Roanoke, Va
Posts: 8,460
I'm so sorry to hear about Cricket. It's so awful to lose a kitty, but he had a great life with you. It's so hard to know at what point a kitty is really sick, but you did everything you could to make him not suffer.
spirite is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Cat
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 248
I'm so sorry for your lost of Cricket. Remember him well & happy & free at the rainbow bridge. Hugs to you.
orrymain is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 10:23 AM
Senior Cat
 
minikin44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 817
I'm so very sorry that you lost your baby... but he was loved and he knew it. You were there when he needed you to be strong, to end his suffering, and now he's happy and pain-free at the Rainbow Bridge. It probably won't help right now but remember, you'll see him again someday; he'll be there waiting for you with love in his heart for all that you did for him down here.
minikin44 is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Smokey596's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 156
Thank you all. I do hope I see him again. I miss him so.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smokey596 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 01:21 PM
Jr. Cat
 
David C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 57
Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about Cricket. Diabetic ketoacidosis comes on so fast and so unexpected!!!

We lost our boy Phoenix to this back in 2003...so heartbreaking. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
David C is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Senior Cat
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 570
You have my deepest sympathies. I am so sorry.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Lucille & Koko
LilRed is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Smokey596's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 156
Thanks again, everyone. I think the worst thing is how fast it happened. I didn't even know he had diabetes. I came home from work Thursday night to find him very sick and then I came home Friday after work without him. He is so sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Without exception the word they always use is "sweet". And he was. Sweet Cricket.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smokey596 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome