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03:36 pm: I Held Spirit While She Was Euthanized

I just got back from holding Spirit while she was euthanized. The ultrasound found a very large mass in her stomach along with enlarged lymph nodes there. That's almost certainly lymphoma and there's no real way to fix that. I could have tried chemo, but it wasn't likely to work and I don't think she'd like that. So I could bring her home for about a week with palliative meds or let her go there.

I told the vet I'd call back when I decided and I remembered how the last few weeks, she hasn't been getting into my lap anymore and if I lift her up, she goes back to bed. I decided letting her go now was the best. I'm going to have to figure out how to store her bed (the other cats are too big for it) and what to do with the large triangular litter box. The small carrier can just go in the storage room.

The vet called when I'd had four hours of sleep so I'm going to bed now.

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From:dragonet2
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)

I am so sorry

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You did the right things, staying with her until the very end.

She was very loved all her life.

Hugs across the e-ways.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)

Re: I am so sorry

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Thank you. :)
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From:celestialweasel
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
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I am sorry for your loss.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. :)
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From:fledgist
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear. That has to have been a hard thing to do. I am truly sorry for your loss.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm still thinking about it. I appreciate your thoughts.
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From:fimbrethil
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm very sorry for your loss.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:evilrooster
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
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My condolences.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:chomiji
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear this. May your memories of her be a blessing.



Edited at 2011-08-27 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I appreciate that. :)
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From:janetmk
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh Marilee--I'm so sorry. It's always hard but you did the right thing.

R.I.P. sweet Spirit.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
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She was so cute, right up until she lost that weight.
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From:ckd
Date:August 27th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for your thoughts.
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From:engarian
Date:August 27th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Oh Marilee, I am so very sorry to hear about Spirit. I knew she was doing poorly, but had hopes that it was something minimal. I know how difficult a decision this was for you, and that you, Junie and Loki will miss her presence in your lives. Take care of yourself during this storm and I'll keep reading.

- Sandra Graves (Beadstorm)
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
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The storm was pretty much just rain, not every heavy rain, in Manassas, and I slept through a lot of it. Loki and Junie are still sniffing the carrier, but not the bed.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. You've had a lot of this, too.
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From:autopope
Date:August 27th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Oh hell, sorry to hear about this. Sounds as if it was inevitable, though, and you did the best thing for her.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, lymphoma is almost impossible to cure in cats, even if you get it earlier.
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From:fgherman
Date:August 27th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:roadnotes
Date:August 27th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your loss. Be gentle with yourself, okay?
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I'm working on it. :)
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From:karinfromnosund
Date:August 27th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry about this. Take care of yourself now. And of Junie and Loki.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 28th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
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They're pretty good at reminding me. Thanks. :)
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