Saturday, January 7, 2017

Missing Oscar



 Update at 10:35 am Saturday.   The vet just called me.  My Oscar passed away last night at the vet's hospital. I can't really say anything else right now.  
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Oscar has been at the vet's hospital for over a week now.   The vet noticed he was having small seizures and started giving him medication to control it.   I've been visiting him when I can and find it hard to watch him.  He is old and frail and has trouble getting around but he still purrs when I pet him. 
I remember last week, shortly before I had to take him in to the vet's office, I carried him in my arms to the living room window.  It was still morning-large, downy flakes were swirling down from the soft grey sky.   The world outside blanketed in calming white.   I told him that I wanted him to see how beautiful the world could be.  You know, I think he understood, his thin neck slowly moving so he could watch the snowflakes dance.  Even then he felt brittle, I was afraid I would hurt him.  Oh God I love this cat.   I know everyone who has loved a cat will eventually come to this point in the journey but it's so hard.
 I am going to see him again today at the vet's around 3:30.   Dr. B said his appetite was getting better but I don't know if, at this point, I want him to just be medicated. I don't know what to expect.  One moment, I know what I think I should do and then in the next moment I think I'm being too hasty.    So-I'm asking for prayers, or purrs, or your good thoughts.  Thank you.

33 comments:

  1. Leaky eyes here because we feel your pain so deeply. You have purrs thoughts, and prayers coming your way. It is so hard when our beloved pets get old and frail or ill. It is so very hard making that decision and for some reason vets are not too quick to tell us it's time either, which would be helpful. HUGS

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  2. Please know that you and Oscar will be in my thoughts today. I know how difficult letting go can be. We love our fur babies so very much. May you find some comfort knowing that he will always live in your heart.

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  3. I have been through that very thing with my Tortie girl Lady Bianca. Every day and night told me it was time to let her rest and be free but I loved (still do) her to such a point I could not bear to be without her despite each day she suffered. The Vet when I asked would not say it was time. After several months of the worst possible for her and my heartache hearing and seeing it I finally made the most horrible appointment we can do as pet parents. I understand. Your heart and Oscar will tell you. Listen.

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  4. Oh...oh, I'm in tears for you. I'm so sorry, I truly am. If I could hug you I would, because there are no words. Please know our thoughts and prayers and purrs are with you, and please know that your dearest Oscar has passed from love into Love. God and Goddess bless, and godspeed to Oscar's spirit. ♥

    Kim

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  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Truly, we understand this heartache. Oscar was a handsome boy.

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  6. I am deeply terribly sorrowful. I know your pain and heartache. May our love here comfort you and know we are all here of you need us. Much love. Carole

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  7. I am so sorry. Words cannot express how sad I am for you. Know that we are thinking about you and you all are in my prayers.

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  8. Dear Maggie, I am so sad to hear this. He was such a darling boy and I know you loved him so much. Sending a hug to you and hope that you find comfort in the other kitties. Rest in Peace, dear little Oscar.

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  9. I am so very sorry for you loss. Most of us animal lovers have been there and it is always difficult to lose a precious furbaby. Thoughts are with you and you will continue to be in my prayers.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. While no words can alleviate your heartbreak, we all share your pain.

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  12. We are so sorry to hear about Oscar. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts....

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  13. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. XO

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about Oscar. All the good memories will be in your heart forever and help you through the hard times.

    I will include Oscar in the January edition of 'Our Rainbow Friends" that will publish on February 15.

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  15. We are so sorry for this sad news.
    Anyone who loves cats understands the heartache of losing them.
    We send you comforting purrs and hugs.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
    and mum Nancy

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  16. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the other kitties. We know the heartache you are feeling. Just remember you have all the pictures of Oscar to help you with your memories.

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  17. We are so, so sorry. Our eyes are leaking - Mummy's also. We understand how hard it is for you to say any more just now.
    We send our prayers and purrs of comfort.
    Oscar is now made young and healthy again, in the Land of Eternal Sunshine, and awaits the day you will be reunited.
    Run free, sweet Oscar.

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  18. We are so very sorry for your loss of Oscar...he was a beautiful ginger man
    Hugs madi and mom

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  19. Maggie, I am so very very sorry that Oscar has gone!! Run free little one! Sending purrs and hugs of comfort to you ❤️❤️❤️

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  20. I'm visiting from Eastside Cats. So sad to read Oscar has left you. We have shed a few tears for the two of you. Hugs and purrs from our home.

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  21. We are so sorry for loss of your beloved Oscar..

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  22. Oh noooooooooooooooo this is the most awful, awful news. Our hearts are beyond broken. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. Please, if there is anything at all that I can do, I am here (((((hugs))) and love catchatwithcarenandcody

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  23. oh this is just so heartbreaking. I wish - how I wish! - that words could siphon the pain away ...
    You must miss Oscar powerfully. He was - and always will be - so very loved. *hugs*

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  24. We came over from Eastside Cats to send purrs and biggest sympathy about Oscar's passing.

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  25. It is such a huge loss when a beloved friend - furred or not- passes - so sorry to hear of your loss--he looks like he was a real charmer hairballsandhissyfits.com

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  26. We are so very sorry to hear that Oscar had to go to the Bridge. We are sending purrs, prayers and much love as you mourn the loss of your special boy.

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  27. It is difficult to say good-bye . . . especially to the gentle, pure souls or four-legged beings that fill our home with life and love. Maggie, please know that Oscar had in abundance that which every being on earth desires: food, shelter,joy,love.He realizes that his was a charmed life for having you in it and he will carry all the love you gave him with him as he now watches over you. Listen carefully, and you will always hear him and feel his presence in your life.He left when you weren't there to make it easier for you. It was his time. We are sending you lots and lots of love and hugs. Rest in peace Oscar. You were loved.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

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  28. Stopping by again to say I'm still thinking of you, sending Light. The boys are sending their purrs. (((Hugs)))

    -Kim

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  29. Godspeed your journey to heaven Oscar; we did not have the honor of knowing you; yet wanted to say how very sorry we are; we send hugs to your mom and family ~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

    boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too

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  30. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

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