Jake is sick

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  1. Renee750il

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    That is indeed a comfort, thanks for sharing.

    Irish, how are you doing?? I have been thinking about you and your darling kitty today.
     
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    Frenchboxer, thanks for asking and again thank all of you, you are all a great comfort. Jake is coming home today, the vet ended up keeping her longer, he wanted to get more fluids in her. He says she is no worse/no better. I will bring her home this morning. I am really looking forward to having her home, I've missed her SO much. I know our time together is going to be breif, but I will appreciate every moment we have together.
     
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    Make every moment count with Jake and please give her a great big kiss from me, she sounds like a grand old lady.
     
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    I know Jake will love the comfort you will be giving her during this time. My heart goes out to you.
     
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    Jake is home! I can tell she is so happy to be here. She ate a little bit, which the vet was very pleased to hear. He told me to just love her and thats exactly what I've been doing. Everytime I pet her, she just purrs and purrs. She can no longer control her bladder (probably because he was giving her fluids these last 3 days and she wasn't eating) so I've covered all the furniture with garbage bags and blankets, and I am just so happy she is here with me, I don't care if I have to do laundry around the clock! I really feel blessed that I will have some more time with her, however short is may be. She is resting comfortably right now and all is right with the world. :)

    Barb and Frenchboxer and all of you really touch my heart. I can't thank you enough.
     
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    *big hug for you. Enjoy your darling for however long the two of you get to have together.
     
  8. Irish

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    Thanks Femke, I am treasuring every minute.
     
  9. Irish I am sorry to hear that you and your family and especially your baby are going thru a tough time... and i am glad to hear that she has a great family like you to love her to the very end... and not ever turn your back on her. Im sorry again for your pain. hugs to all of you
     
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    Thank you whitedobelover.
     
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    Ah, Irish - you and Jake are doubly blessed to be able to spend this time together. I remember this part from when my Gonzo was losing his fight with HIV. He kept me from having to make a final decision by drifting away in his sleep early on Easter morning - before he was in any pain. I would never, ever have let him go on past the time when life was a burden to him, but I am forever grateful to him for sparing me that decision. I only hope that you and Jake can part ways in this life as gently as Gonzo and I did. Maybe Gonzo will greet Jake on the other side of the Bridge . . .
     
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    Thank you Renee and may Gonzo be at peace at the bridge. I had a good talk with Jake this morning. I thanked her for helping me raise my kids and I told her it was okay for her to go, that though I will miss her, my memories of her will keep me warm. I just know that she is worried about me, and I wanted her to know it was okay for her to let go. I am so grateful to have this time with her, she slept with me last night and I kept waking up feeling her warm little body snuggled up to me. I will not let her suffer of course, and if a trip back to the vet is warranted, I will be there to hold her as she passes over to the bridge. I would have it no other way. I'm glad your Gonzo got to drift away in his sleep, that makes it so much easier for us left behind. My Jake is leaving my life at the same time that my grand daughter came into it. Isn't that the way life is.
     
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    It is Sunday morning and Jake grows weaker by the minute, she is no longer eating. I was just laying on the couch with her, I had my hand laying right by her, I was thinking of how much I was going to miss her when I felt her paw. She had layed it ever so gently on top of my hand.
     

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