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I have just come from the vet's, where I had to have Lilith put to sleep.  I have seen her slow down tremendously over the last few weeks, and at first put it down to old age (she was about 16) and her arthritis.  But then she stopped eating and drinking, and she was too weak to walk far without stopping to rest.  Yesterday, I took her in, and the vet said her stomach was very distended, and took x-rays, which showed a lot of fluid, signifying either a tumor or organ failure.  They kept her overnight to see if IV fluids and meds helped.  They didn't.  And she was hurting.  So I to made the decision to let her go, and held her and petted her as she went.

She had kept me company for more than fourteen years.  I am going to miss her terribly, but I know it was the right thing to do.  

Date: 2013-09-21 11:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry mojosmom. My heart goes out to you; I've had to do the same thing several times. It's hard but loving.

Date: 2013-09-22 12:28 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry, Joan. It just never gets easier, but I know that you find comfort in being there for her. (((Hugs)))

Date: 2013-09-22 12:35 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry Joan. {{hugs}}

Date: 2013-09-22 12:35 am (UTC)
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Oh honey. :(

I'm so sorry. It's the right thing to do, but that doesn't make it feel any better.

Date: 2013-09-22 03:30 am (UTC)
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So sorry to hear that. :-(

Date: 2013-09-22 09:54 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry I know that Lilith meant a lot to you. Its being hard to do but the right thing for her though. Your cradling her would have been as comforting as possible I'm sure.

Date: 2013-09-22 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Much sympathy!

Date: 2013-09-22 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm so very sorry, Joan. She was beautiful, and so well-loved. The kind thing and the right thing is often the hardest thing to do.

Date: 2013-09-23 12:17 pm (UTC)
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it's always difficult losing a beloved fur child. Lilith is lucky you were wise enough to recognize her suffering and help her on her way.

Date: 2013-09-26 07:25 pm (UTC)
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I am so sorry.

Date: 2014-01-14 03:48 pm (UTC)
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So sorry. I'm just catching up after being absent for a while. I know how it feels. *hugs*

Date: 2014-04-26 05:22 pm (UTC)
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That's so hard. I'm sorry, Joan.

(very late with the condolences, and I'm sorry for that, as well)

Date: 2014-04-26 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Angela. It's good to hear from you! Not that I have any stones to cast, after not having made a journal entry in months!

I hope all is well with you.

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