Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's Over

No pretty graphics or tags today; just an update.  Skittsy was put down around 1:00 this afternoon.  She was loaded with kidney stones and had a stone lodged in the ureter which was caused a blockage and the right kidney to totally shut down.  The left could simply not take over.  Her organs were shutting down as she was unable to clear the toxins.  It would have taken $6,000 for dialysis in Phildelphia and then hope she would stabilize for surgery which she probably wouldn't have lived through.  The remaining kidney seemed pretty well shot also.

Becky knew what she had to do last night.  Skittsy made it through the night but was motionless and weak.  Becky called me at work.  I left work for a couple of hours to go with her because I knew she couldn't go through this herself.  Sad, so sad, it was.  The poor baby was just so sick but still hanging on by the merest thread.  Even if money were no object, the vet really didn't see a successful outcome from extensive treatment so we held her and said our goodbyes.  Becky wanted to be there when she was put to sleep so I stayed with her through the final injection which was quick and painless.  We were in a little comfortable room.  Skittsy was brought wrapped in a pretty pink blanket.  We were both in tears.  My ex came also as Skittsy had lived with him for a while.  He was actually extremely civil and broken up. 

Thanks for all your comments and prayers.  Becky still has two kitties at home but neither will take the place of her feisty "orange."

Love and Hugs, Chris

44 comments:

psychfun said...

So sorry! I know I think I mentioned what my bill was yesterday for Country's routine procedures. Next baby I get I'm right away getting insurance on them so then when it is something like that I can find it affordable. Did she have stones before? Did they have her on a special diet? My sis has one that is on a special food for crystals in her kidneys. Prayers are on the way.

cgtperkins said...

Aw, Im sooo sorry for Becky. Bless her. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs
Carrie

emmi2sweet said...

ahhh, so sorry for your loss. Whenever a pet dies it's like a member of the family dies. Many hugs. Emmi

sugarsweet056 said...

So sorry for your loss, extend my condolences to Becky please.
Glad that Skittsy is out of what must have been terrible pain...he's at peace at The Rainbow Bridge.
God Bless,
Sugar

geocachelinda66 said...

Oh poor Skittsy.  I know everyone will miss her.  Linda

ktkamanski said...

No words can replace Skittsy, but knowing there is no longer any pain may bring a little bit of comfort. Sorry for the saddness. *May God Bless*
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nightmaremom said...

aaaaaaawwwwwwwwww hugs to you my friend.  I remember when it was my cat.
love ya
d

bashamomma said...

((((skittsy, Mom becky and Grandma))))))  So sorry.
Stacy

gehi6 said...

Oh poor Kitty  I offered to help if Pierre's cat Fanny got too old and sick to go on but her caretaker says no.  She has great patience with an old cat.  Sounds like Skittsy has been very well loved and cared for.  Gerry  

rdautumnsage said...

I'm so sorry hon! ((((Hugs)))) Keeping you and Becky in my prayers on the smoke through this sadness. Love Ya Indigo

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry Chris, even when you know it's coming it's still hard to take in. I'm glad you were able to be there for Becky, I'm sure she needed her mum then. Jeannette xx  

springangel235 said...

I am so sorry Chris...please give Becky a hug from me...and there is one for you too.  Your entire family is in my prayers.  I am here...for you anytime.  Love to all of you...
Joyce

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOUALL))))))))))))))))))))))I am so sorry,it makes me want to cry for you all.I am glad you were all able to say goodbye,I know that must of been so painful.As always,my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

bgilmore725 said...

So very sad, but I love how they handled it, with love and care for the cat and for you all. She would have been put through so much pain otherwise. I know it was hard... it is so sad to lose a pet like that. bea

eyesbaerle said...

I am so very sorry.
I am sure Skittsy felt your all's presents and she knew you did what you had to do. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs, Maria

eyesbaerle said...

Of course I meant: presence. - Sorry about that.

mrsm711 said...

My heart goes out to you.  Skittsy's memories will live on.  

jckfrstross said...

so sorry its always hard to lose a pet.

Deb

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwwww Chris, Hugs to you and Becky , Skittsy will live on forever in your hearts, Big Hugs Love Lisa XO

pippa1116 said...

i am so, so, sorry.  hugs to you and becky.
tina

fisherkristina said...

I am so so sorry.

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thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Sorry you had to put the kitty down... I know how sad it must have been..big hugs,TerryAnn

midwestvintage said...

 So sorry.  My hugs to you both.

                 Julie

preciousone25 said...

So sorry.... hugs to you and to Becky!!

Joann

tendernoggle said...

Oh Lord Chris........I am so so sorry...I will say a prayer for comfort and peace to come your way...Please tell your daughter I send my sympathies...Pets are not mere animals...They are family.
love ya,
carlene

alfemale21 said...

Skittsy is in a better place now. Your family did all they could plus some. I am sorry for the loss of your furbaby.

drb1064 said...

Sorry you have lost your treasured pet.
Debbie
xxx

millieukgirl said...

Chris, I'm really sorry - it's such a sad time losing a precious pet. Love to you and family.

Millie :)

jeadie05 said...

Chris so very sorry...love Jan xx

sangrialel said...

I am so sorry to hear about Skittsy.  You and your family will be in my prayers.  Linda

chat2missie said...

I'm so, so sorry!
Missie

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  (((HUGS))) to both you and Becky.  Those of us who have gone through this know the pain involved.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
David

astaryth said...

I am soooooo sorry about Skittsy! And, I totally understand the money is no object thing. With DK they told us they could do surgery and other treatments.... BUT that in the long run it would make her last months uncomfortable AND would probably not extend her life :(    I would have paid anything if it would have helped her! Sometimes you have to think of quality over quantity and not put our beloved furbabies thru something like that. Give Becky a huge hug from me. It is so hard when they pass.... They are with us such a short time, but give us such huge amounts of love!

sassydee50 said...

((((((((((((((Chris & Becky)))))))))))))))))))))) xox Deb

lanurseprn said...

I'm so sorry Chris. I know how hard it is to lose such a beloved pet.
Pam

pharmolo said...

It is never easy, Chris, but you did what needed doing. It's a responsibility all pet owners have. Skittsy is now across the Rainbow Bridge.

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh Chris...I'm so sorry. Your family our in my prayers.
Lisa

jmoqueen said...

That is so sad ~ I'm so sorry to you and Becky (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) xx

Jenny

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kalekinileilani said...

I am so very sorry about your Skittsy, I know that your heart is breaking. It is so hard to put down a baby that you love. I have had to do this...My heart breaks for you ...hugssss I will keep you in my prayers ...my friend Sally

queenb8261 said...

Poor humans. Skittsy is at the Rainbow Bridge playing like a kitten.  Along with lots of other animal friends. Leaving us behind to grieve. I guess I didn't realize Becky had 2 other kittys. Nice of your Ex to come.  We have had to put down 2 dogs, 1 old age, 1 got run over. Then we had out little yorkie/maltese who drowned. I swear,Vets and their staff are more compassionate than hospital staff sometimes. LOL GLad poor little Skittsy is suffering no more.  Please tell Becky how sorry I am.
loves ya Barb

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I am so sorry!!!
((((((((((((Chris and Becky)))))))))

Hugs,
Terri

queeniemart said...

so so sorry i am so late and i am sorry Skittsy is gone. I wish i could hug you and Becky.
LOVE YOU
lj

hestiahomeschool said...

I am so sorry. It hurts so much to lose a fur baby.

penniepooh said...

Gosh, how difficult that must have been. Becky did the right thing, though. No more pain for this beautiful kitty.
Love you,
penny
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