Friday, November 5, 2010

3 days left for Signhild to live...

On Valentines Day 2008 we lost our lilac tortie pointed siamese Fefferonia Felicia to cancer, she was only 9 years old.
Our other cat, Prince Vinyl, was so sad to have lost his soul mate, so I looked to find some older cat who needed replacement, and so I found lovely Signhild; a 3 times Champion and a breeders cat, but now, as a 5 year old she was retired and was happy to move in with us.

We have only had her for 2½ years, and that is not long enough!!! I love her so much. She's always where I am, and jumping up in my lap as soon as I sit down, she loves to hang over my shoulder as I walk around in the flat and always so happy. And she also can "go-fetch" (like most siamese cats).

Since about a 1½ she has been suffering from small and pale kidneys, it gives the same symptoms at renal failure. She was very close to death just 6 months ago, but although she still had the worst values on the kindneys she pulled through. Even the vetetinary was sure she wouldn't. She's been on a special diet and daily medication since then.
2 weeks ago she got worse so she had to do penicillin for 10 days. She was ok for a few days, but then she was sick again. Yesterday I thought she needed a new blood test, and it showed she was in a very bad state.
She got a death sentence.
The veterinary wanted to put her to sleep then and there. But I asked if she could make the weekend without feeling pain so my husband too can say good bye, otherwise I would let her pass away at once, and my veterinary said it would be okay, and they even were kind enough to give me a private number I could call if she took a turn for the worse.
They gave her water under the skin to make sure she's not dehydrated during the weekend.

Monday morning at 08:30 I will take her to the veterinary station for the last time. I'm so sad. I treasure every second with her and feel so happy I have the weekend to say goodbye, and to spoil her with things she have not been able to eat for a very long time because of her very strict diet.

Signhild I love you. Thank you so much for loving me back. You will be very missed.

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23 comments:

  1. Ahw, so sad to hear! Pets can still be very close to you and so their death can be an impact. I wish you the best for the next couple of days!

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  2. I'm sooooo sorry, Adora. This is a terrible feeling when a pet dyes, but even worse when you know that you only have so much days to say goodbye. I don't think 3 days would be enough for me... I'm sorry

    Scout :(((((

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  3. This is so sad! I'm so sorry to hear that you have only three days left with her! I wish you all the best during this sad, sad time, and may she rest in peace.

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  4. It's so sad that your cat must be put to sleep. To have a memory of Signhild you should tattoo a picture of her or her name on you. Or i know, take alot of picts of her and do a photoalbum or a video and you will always remember her. It hurts very much in your heart when u must put to sleep a animal.

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  5. omg im so sry about both of ur beatiful kitties.I hope afterlife for animals do exist.Lets say goodbye, and remember this dear adora.Your fallen pets will live as long as you have them into your heart and you hold the memories with them like the biggest treasure.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that, but atleast she wont suffer anymore :(
    give it some last cuddles from me :(

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  7. I'm litteraly crying while reading this. I'm so sorry Adora. I don't think I can't feel as much pain as you are right now.

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  8. It must be hard to hear that you have to put her down. I'm sure it's like losing your child. This is how I would feel. However, it will end her pain and suffering and she will forever be at peace.

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  9. That is so sad. I really feel with you. Always remember the wonderful moments you had with your lovely cat!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your furbaby. I lost my kitty Westley to cancer when he was only a year old. He was such a sweetheart. It makes me sad that you have to experience another loss. I take solace in having giving him the best life possible and he was well-loved; now he suffers no more. I wish you well.

    ~Marasy~

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  11. Owww.. :( Lots of hugs. <3 My cat died last spring and I was so broken few days after that. Veterinrinary told that she had a cancer in her lungs. I still miss my little kitty ._. <3

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  12. I am so sorry Adora.I understand your pain.My dog deid 8 years ago but I still miss him so much!!!Be Strong Darling.All be ok.

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  13. This is sooo sad, Adora! I'm very sorry, 'cause a pet is a family member.Be storng! Hugs&kisses form Germany!

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  14. it's too sad for me, i'm crying now :'( i love cat and animals in general, i think that i couldn't live without my cat Giugy... i'm sorry :(

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  15. I'm so sorry.
    I love orientals,have one of my own and another one coming in 2 weeks,so reading this breaks my heart.
    I wish you all the best and strenght.

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  16. I'm very close to you, i don't even want to imagine [or actually "remember"] how you are feeling today. I'm so incredibly sorry for your little furry friend.

    My adorable kitty Milly has been put to sleep one year and a half ago, i still miss her everytime i go home, and i still cry over her fave spot in my yard, the exact same spot my dad decided to bury her.

    A big big big hug to you, your kitty and all your adorable family.

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  17. I've been in a similar situation. Some 7 or 8 years ago we had to put to sleep my dog - my best childhood friend and life saver. I remember how I stroke his head for the last time and said goodbye before going to school. But I wouldn't say he's really dead, because we all remember him :)
    Be strong, your cat wouldn't like to see you sad and as long as you remember her she won't be gone :)

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  18. Gosh, that's so sad. I'm very sorry for you. At least she won't suffer anymore. Be strong!

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  19. I had the very same thing happen to a cute lilac point kitty that used to visit me daily and made me fall in love with him. He had to go to sleep too from kidney problems (his owner told me). Miss him lots but I think of him as moving on rather than an ending. Sending loving energy to you today x

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  20. today sign left...i wish her soul rest in peace.

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  21. Very sorry for this. I know how much a pet can be a family member. Me, i have a chinese crested dog, 9 years old but i always fear the time one day , when she will leave us forever....she had cancer in 2007 but survived /had an operation then/.

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  22. AWWS! That's terrible news! I know the feeling... I have golden retriever and he is getting old and has some health problems as well and I fear the day when it comes... he is like my own baby and I don't know how can I make through that day... Bless her soul with all the love and good times you all had!

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  23. I'm so sorry reading this. I had 3 siamese cats also, but now they're only 2. I know how you feel. Take care of Prince Vinyl now.

    I always read you, but this is my first comment. Sorry for my english!

    Xoxo

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