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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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runawaybunni
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.
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I might take you up on that at some point.
cjsmith
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.
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, me too. I just hope she's happy.
urkalynne
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
4bit4
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Man, I hate pets and you're making me cry. I'm so sorry for your family.
sharya
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.
gretchypoo
Mar. 26th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
*Hugs again* I'm so sorry. This entry made me cry :(

We'll all miss buzzy_mcbuzzer
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks Gretchen
starshine2night
Mar. 26th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh. I'm so sorry. *hugs*
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you

*hugs*
perviepom
Mar. 26th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, you must feel awful *hugs* I'll miss those bites.
sharya
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.
heidi_13
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.
*hugs*
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: tears in my eyes
Thanks Heidi

*hugs*
leolovesvegas
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.
xo
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks Laney
virtual_geisha
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
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
I hope she's happy. That's all I want really.
f_o_n_y
Mar. 26th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry, shar.
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jenni
bratt72
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

*hugs*

sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you... I've never read it before.
murun
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
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
I suspect she'll be around haunting us all on the internet. Thank you.
genitalsmckool
Mar. 27th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry shar.
sharya
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you
sirsheepshape
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*
sharya
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
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