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R.I.P. Buzzer

With Buzzer starting to pee on my bed again, I suspected that perhaps her UTI had returned. I was really wanting Jason to take her in, because if it was something simple that could be treated, we should, and if it wasn't, then maybe it was her way of telling us she was in too much pain. Jason didn't want to take her in, because he thought if the vet saw her, then they'd just want to put her down.

After much convincing, Jason took her in yesterday. Before that, she was relatively upbeat, eating voraciously, drinking lots, and still losing weight, but a normal loving cuddly kitty. All they did at the vet was take a urine sample, blood sample, and give her some fluids since she was dehydrated - all with Jason's supervision. Upon her return from the vet, she was stumbling, didn't have the strength or energy to jump up on anything, stopped eating and drinking, and apparently didn't have the energy to shit either.

We hoped it was just a bit of shock from the car-ride that would dissipate. It didn't. The vet called with the lab results, and she didn't have a UTI. Her kidney failure also wasn't an issue as she had responded extremely well to the medication, and all her test levels were normal or really close to it. Obviously there was something else going on... probably whatever has caused her to lose so much weight. It was suggested that she was severely dehydrated and that if the subcutaneous fluids didn't help her enough, that we could take her in to the vet on Monday and they could give her 24 hours of i.v. drip to rehydrate her. We thought we'd take that route.

Today when we woke up, there was no change, and she was even weaker. She wanted to get up on the bed, so we could snuggle with her. She could barely lift her head up. We decided it was time... we couldn't let her suffer anymore. We made the call to the vet and she came in after hours.

Buzzer was put down at about 12:30 today. It was very peaceful; she had an overdose of barbituates. She was so emaciated, they couldn't get any veins, so they had to do an intra-cardiac injection - she was less than 3.5 lbs. I couldn't watch. I did see her afterwards, and she was finally at peace. It was good to see her like that.

I love you so much Buzzer. You saved me in so many ways, I don't know what I would have done without you. I'll never forget you and all the love you gave us. You fought so hard to stay with us as long as you could. You stayed long enough to make sure I was ok, and the baby was ok. I wish my daughter would have had a chance to know you; she'd have loved you too. Make sure you get lots of kitty treats from the Big Man in the sky. And look for Boots while you're there... he'll show you the way. Please watch out for us. I love you.


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Mar. 26th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
::hugs:; I'm so sorry hun. If you need to talk or anything, I'm always on AIM. Or you can email me.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I might take you up on that at some point.
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Aw. I'm sniffling... I know how hard it is, 'cause I've had to do the same. Our poor sweet beloved pets.

I hope there are lots of treats and scritches, and unlimited health and energy, where Buzzer is.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, me too. I just hope she's happy.
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Man, I hate pets and you're making me cry. I'm so sorry for your family.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks Blake... it's been a rough week.

Incidentally, can you email me the link to the thing that was mailed to me? I've been soearching my computer room high and low for the little card, and I'm afraid it's goig to be some time before I'm able ot find it.

s.marie@gmail.com will do the trick.
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
*Hugs again* I'm so sorry. This entry made me cry :(

We'll all miss buzzy_mcbuzzer
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks Gretchen
Mar. 26th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh. I'm so sorry. *hugs*
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you

Mar. 26th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, you must feel awful *hugs* I'll miss those bites.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks Tony. I'm sure Buzzy will still be around as a ghost kitty to bite you though.
Mar. 26th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
tears in my eyes
Oh darlin'....

I'm so sorry that she couldn't stay healthy for you.
I'm glad that she's at peace.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: tears in my eyes
Thanks Heidi

Mar. 26th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh No...
I am so sorry to hear this news. I know how highly you always spoke of your baby Buzzer. Gosh, this sucks to hear but.... at peace is certainly better than suffering.
You hang in and know I care about you and am thinking of you. Just remember Buzzer and may many fond memories stay within your heart and bring a smile upon your face always!
Again, I am sorry Shar and you stay strong.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks Laney
Mar. 26th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs you closely* I am so so sorry hon...I know what it's like to lose a pet that you loved so dearly.

Now she knows no pain...and I'm sure she's grateful towards the both of you of freeing her from her pain riddled body.

I'm sure she's looking down at you all, purring her little heart out <3
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
I hope she's happy. That's all I want really.
Mar. 26th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry, shar.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jenni
Mar. 26th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
im so sorry for your loss. =(

im not sure if you have ever read this before but it always brings me some comfort when one of my beloved pets passes.

the rainbow bridge


Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you... I've never read it before.
Mar. 27th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
I never met Buzzer, but this news has me sobbing into my lunch.

Rest in peace, friend. The internet will miss you xxx
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
I suspect she'll be around haunting us all on the internet. Thank you.
Mar. 27th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry shar.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Mar. 27th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
In Memorium...
Shar, I am so sorry for your loss. Those of us with 2 legs have an amazing bond with our 4 legged friends that we make part of our lives. I empathize with you. As long as you carry memories of Buzzer with you in your heart, he is not truly dead. You were a good friend to Buzzer, and I'm sure he thinks fondly of you from above. I will miss his buzzymcbuzzer posts, and your comments on his life with you. *hugs*
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: In Memorium...
My hubby and I just agreed to adopt two new kitties that are in need of a new home, so I suspect that both me, and buzzy_mcbuzzer (as a ghost kitty) will have something to say on the new kitties. Thank you for your condolensces
Mar. 27th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
You know you have all of my love.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
*big hug right back atcha*
Mar. 27th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
If I ever get like that, I hope the Fat Man is as brave and strong as you are. Seriously, I would rather be a sneaky ghost kitty than be too weak to ever eat.

You are a good kitty mommy and did the right thing. Snuggles to you from me and gray cat and white cat.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kitty Michaels. I suspect the Fat Man would do the same thing, as I don't think he could handle seeing you starve yourself to death either.

Here, have some chicken. :)
Apr. 5th, 2006 08:27 am (UTC)
I will eat it in honor of Princess. :E

And because it is chicken.
Mar. 27th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
I dont know what else to say
Jesus, I've been crying like a waterfall for almost 10 minutes straight.... strange for me I guess..

Rest in Peace little Buzzer... I'm sorry Sharya.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: I dont know what else to say
Thanks you. I've been going through these crying fits all week...
Mar. 27th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Mar. 27th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
You're a wonderful human being Shar. I know she will be missed, but I'm sure she's at peace and keeping an eye on you all from afar. {{hugs}}
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks Charlie. I just hope she's happy wherever she is. I miss her so much :(
Mar. 27th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh Shar, I am so sorry.
*hugs*, many, many hugs to you, girl.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kell
Mar. 27th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Goodbye Buzzer. We'll all miss you.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I suspect she'll still be around to haunt us on the internet as a ghost kitty.
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
I will miss you. I'm sorry Shar.
Apr. 3rd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Buzzer
Thank you Phil.
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Apr. 10th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. It was really hard on us; she was very much a part of our family. For the short while she was around our new daughter, we introduced them to each other as "this is your sister".

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