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