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Old 11-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #41
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Thank God for Casanova....I am so glad that I have him and it does make it easier to deal with the grief because I still have to take care of him. I will be changing my schedule around a bit in the evenings so I can come home and spend time with him to help him adjust. I bought him new toys last night because I had to throw everything away....he just loves to play.
It's interesting to see the dynamics change with him and I since Romeo is no longer there. It would usually take both of them jumping and meowing to wake me up in the morning so I could feed them. Casanova bit my cheek yesterday since the meowing was not working fast enough for him!
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:45 PM   #42
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Citrine, I wish I had seen this post sooner. I had a kitty die at a year old of FIP. His name was Bo Jackson after the baseball player, and he was the cutest fluffy tailed gray/brown striped tabby.
He had all the symptoms, so I took him to the Vet having no idea what it was. The Vet tested him and just put him to sleep. No phone call or anything. Then I called them at the time they said for me to, and they told me they had put him down.
I started asking them what FIP was and--and this I have never done before or since in my life--in midsentence broke into heaving sobs! I couldn't stop, which was embarrassing with the Dr.'s assistant holding onto the phone talking to me. My heart was broken, and I sobbed on and off for 3 days. I couldn't help myself. I felt so sorry for this little thing that didn't even get to live his life out. Life is not fair!
So, I have been thru the FIP thing. I don't want to go thru that ever again, although it won't stop me from getting another kitty as I enjoy them so.
My sincerest sympathy for you on your loss as I know it is hard to go thru. Time heals the heart..but you won't forget this, I'm sure.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:47 PM   #43
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For goodness sakes, I wouldn't see that vet again. They should have had you come in, speak to you personally, and allow you your goodbyes.

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:47 AM   #44
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Orchidflower.....thank you.
And I agree with Martha....what a sucky vet.....they should have called you to let you know and then helped you make the decision. Thank god I have two really great vets in different practices....I lucked out with that.
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