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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Goodbye Gizmo, Rest well old friend

Unfortunately after showing good progress with his treatment for pillow paw, Gizmo recently took a turn for the worse when his pillow paw came back with a vengeance...After several months of treatment the vets where unable to get it under control.

"sometimes their immune system is so out of whack we just can't do anything" - Vet (who I trust).

It got so bad that his pads split open and started bleeding to the point he could barely walk and spent all day laid down looking miserable...

So I made the decision to let him sleep, I felt it was the right thing to do (and still do). So sleep well old friend.

I soon realised that Gizmo will always be in my mind and heart and figured their was room for another so I recently got another rescue cat (may be a bit soon, but feels like the right choice).

She is approx 18 months old, small long haired (thought she was black but in the right light she is mostly a reddish brown colour).

Her name is Eboney and I will post pictures when I can get her to stay still long enough (she's still exploring her new home).
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 09:36 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, sounds like it was your sweet boy's time. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about Eboney.

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Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences!! Honestly, I've never heard of 'pillow paw' until now. How old was he?

Looking forward to seeing pics of your new rescue!
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Aw, Dave I'm sorry. He had a good life with you. Thanks for rescuing him. RIP Gizmo.


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So sorry to hear this! I too had never heard of pillow paw until this forum and I can't believe that it has happened to a few of our forum members' cats. That is scary that there can be cases like this that just can't be controlled. Your sweet boy is no longer in pain, and is playing and happy at the bridge.

I too am looking forward to meeting your little girl.
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Oh I am so sorry but when he was with you he was loved and cared for and he knew that. He gave you lots of happy memories.
I look forward to meeting Ebony
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I am so so sorry Dave. You certainly gave your all in trying to help Gizmo.
he knows you love him.

HUGS as you heal. Eternal petpets and nose kisses to Gizmo
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Thanks all, @texasgirl he was approaching 8 years, and I got him at 9 months so his life was certainly cut short but he had 7+ pampered years with me.

Ultimately you can only do your best.
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I am so sorry on the loss of your beloved Gizmo. I know you tried everything to help him heal. He shall be at the Bridge with all the CF beloved kitties racing around, healthy, strong, and watching down on you!

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Dave,
This is breaking my heart too...sharing tears for you and Gizmo's loss...:'(
I am so sorry to hear this happened, just when it seemed all was going so well...
You give him the ultimate gift of Love, by setting him Free to Fly...
Sweet Boy, Running and Playing at the Bridge...Run Happy...
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