I had no clue she was so sick ~ however last week I noticed some subtle changes in her behavior, but thought it was because I was away from her when I was in the hospital. But her Vet said this has probably been coming on for sometime. Her lab work was all over the charts....none of it normal. After taking her over to the Vet's office today, I came home and eventually went to my dentist appointment. When I got home I called the office and he came on the phone and told me about the grossly abnormal lab work, and that they were having difficulty bringing her out of the light sedation they gave her to do the labs. He said she had almost complete renal failure as well as the continuing intestinal blockage. In my heart, I knew the answer to my next question~ "Can you do anything for her?" He gently told me "no." I told him that I hated to let her go but I didn't want her to suffer. He wanted to know if I wanted to come & tell her goodbye and I told him I already did that this morning when I dropped her off. You see every time I left her, even go to the store, I'd give her our 'special' hug and tell her 'I'll be back in a little while.'
She's been with me for 3-1/2 years, rescued from the streets of Seattle, obviously abandoned or lost. However, no one ever claimed her from the multitude of ads that were placed in all the Seattle papers. I gave her lots of love and TLC but she gave me more.
Of all the cats I've had.....none of them affected me as much as this little one has. However, I was very close to my son's beautiful Siamese, Tuffy, who was also lost to renal failure from Diabetes. He was such a sweet guy. And when ever my son would go away, Tuffy would stay with me, because he had to have insulin shots every 12 hours. When he passed, I was with my son, so he wouldn't have to be alone in his grief. He was here with me this afternoon.
I take comfort in knowing she's crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is whole and well, playing with Tuffy, Raisin, and all the other cats and dogs that have gone before her.
I received so many emails this afternoon....thank you so much.......Linda
Rest in peace my little Gabi, I will always love you....................