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Re: Rupert
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2015, 10:08:06 am »
This is to inform my friends that my sweet Rupert passed at Valley West Animal Hospital at approximately 10:00 this morning in my arms. 

Rupert was only 2 1/2, but he was a very sick kitty; he wasn't getting better, and wasn't GOING to get better.  He wasn't eating.  He barely left his corner.  He had pancreatitis, and seemed to have been recovering from that, and then he had a precipitous decline.  We suspect Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP).

There is no test for it, and the symptoms may present as a variety of other diseases; the only thing to do is to treat the symptoms and see if the patient recovers--if he does, then it wasn't FIP. 

The vet and I tried, but he wasn't responding; if he were going to, he would have by now.  With great sorrow and many tears, I decided that it was time to perform the last duty of a responsible pet guardian.

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2015, 10:46:25 am »
I'm sorry to hear that.  FIP is a nasty, horrible disease, and you did the right thing by sparing Rupert pain, even though it is causing you pain now.

To paraphrase James Herriot, if having a soul means feeling love, loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off in that department than a lot of people.  Rupert will be waiting with Zane.

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2015, 11:11:27 am »
 :'(
So hard but you did the right thing. No love is ever lost.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
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As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
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    let the wicked perish before God.
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Re: Rupert
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2015, 12:19:39 pm »
So sorry for your loss, Elkhound.
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Re: Rupert
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2015, 12:59:42 pm »
It's always hard to say good-bye, even when it is the best thing to do.  My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Rupert
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2015, 01:14:17 pm »
 I am very saddened by your loss. Take care of your self in this sad time.

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2015, 02:55:57 pm »
Very sorry to hear this, Elkhound. Those farewells can break your heart, and poor Rupert was far too young to go. But I too, know you've done the kindest thing for Rupert. May he be enjoying a nap in a sunny spot on the Far Side of the Rainbow Bridge with Zane while they wait together for you.
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Re: Rupert
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2015, 03:50:57 pm »
The thought of Rupert & Zane conspiring brought a rare smile to my face.

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2015, 11:05:58 am »
I'm feeling better; I'm sad and I miss him, but it isn't the howling grief I felt over the last few days.

I think I got over most of my weeping and wailing when I was making the Decision.  In a sense, Rupert left me some time ago; what was left was his ghost, who occasionally emerged from his corner as a fur-covered skeleton.

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2015, 03:20:00 pm »
I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad Rupert is beyond any pain or discomfort now.
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Re: Rupert
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2015, 08:28:05 am »
I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad Rupert is beyond any pain or discomfort now.

Yes, he is. 

I'm sad, and I miss him, but I'm not devastated the way I was with Zane. 

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Re: Rupert
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2015, 11:46:35 am »
I don't think even a Deryni Healer could have helped him.

 


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