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Jasmine is gone.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I am very sad today as I had to put Jasmine, my cat of over 15 years down yesterday. She had her lung removed 5 years ago and survived cancer. She did so well that I'm grateful for the 5 years after that that I had with her. Recently she spent 2 weeks in the hospital then after a month another few days and then home and not eating or drinking again. I took her to her vet and he wanted to ultrasound her again and he did and her pancreas showed signs of cancer this time but without going in he couldn't be sure. I had decided that if she needed surgery that I would notput her through that. She is only 5 lb. and the surgery would not only be risky but at almost 17 how much time would it buy her anyway. I had to think logically while I was there and my vet who all along has continued to offer support and treatment even when I thought there was none now showed me that there was not much hope. So, sadly I let her go.

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    Mazzalin, as you know I lost both my boys in November, both with cancer. I am so very saddened by your loss. Cats are so gently magnificent. They amaze us time and time again with their unconditional love. They live in our hearts forever. I send you my heartfelt sympathy.
    4142 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss. We've lost two beloved cats in the past two years. With Shadow, we were force feeding her to try to forestall kidney failure before she finally disappeared. Not pleasant.
    With Smudge, we decided to let him go naturally. He had been sick for a long time. We moved to the country this past June and he loved it. He finally had woods to wander in again. Like Moonshadow, he disappeared for a couple of days, but he came back and stayed for two more days before finally leaving for good. Both cats were very loving, very loved cats.
    With as much love and commitment as you've given Jasmine over the years, it's going to be hard to feel much comfort for awhile, but it sounds very much as if you made the compassionate choice.
    4143 days ago
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