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We recieved bad news yesterday in regards to our cat. Actualy it just seemd like a really bad day for everyone around me since my sisters car broke down, a friend is terribly sick while they are moving to another apartment.... I think wednesday thinks its the new monday or something...

So around newyears one of our cats Móri hurt his leg, after what we think was climbing and when jumping down slipped and hit the ground hard, so on 2. janary we went to see the vet who took pictures and saw nothing wrong. Sent us home with some pain-killers and to return if he didn't get any better. Yesterday at noon I went again to the vet with Móri since his leg had not gotten better and he was still limping around the house. The doctor decided to take more pictures and gave Móri some drugs to sleep as he was in alot of pain. After a while she called on me into the room they view the X-rays. I knew it was serious since she obviously wanted me to see for myself what was wrong. She sat me down and showed me the pictures taken 2.january and the ones she just took. On the earlier ones they showed nothign out of the ordinary, nothing broken, fractured or anything wrong. But on the second ones it was horrible. The ball at the end of the bone that goes into the hip-socket "thing" was broken... and for the last 3 weeks my little baby has been in terribly pain since the bone and the ball have been rubbing together explaining why he limps and has been wanting to cuddle with me so much. So they need to put him into surgery where they will take that "ball" and replace it so the leg will work propperly. Only 3 weeks since this happens and she already saw that he had not been using the leg and it was starting to "shrivel" up so to speak.
It wasn't a question IF he had the surgery or not, he's going next Thursday. We could have booked before the weekend but the surgery is going to be expensive ranging from 50.000 isl kr (ca. 300$) to 80.000 isl kr (600$) so we wanted to take the time until thursday to solve how we are going to pay for the operation. I was really touched that my sister said the family would pitch in to pay for it. Now it wont be AS expensive but I'm going to have to deal with the bank with how I'm going to pay for it as we are in enough money trouble as it is with the apartment and car.

What worries me the most is that there is always a slight risk when animals have to have surgery. The stress and the anastecia can make it so the animal doesn't wake up again which really has me worried. After I heared he needed surgery I cried for like an hour out of worry and because my baby has been in all this pain for 3 weeks and I've not had a clue about it. If I react like this to cats...how will I be once I have children?!
I know some people don't get the bond that is created sometimes between owner and pet but it really irks me when I heared something an employee at my boyfriends kindergarden said when she heared the news: "Why don't you just put him to sleep?" Yeah.... ok so next time your KID has to have surgery why don't we just put HIM to sleep to avoid being bothered with this whole mess and having to pay anything.... a heartless woman who works at a kindergarden! I'm NEVER going to put my children there if they are to be taken care of by such a heartless person....

So....thats the gist of what has happened yesterday. I mentaly broke down and just sat in my sister couch with dried tears in my face for hours until my boyfriend came to pick me up. Now I'm just going to take the best care of him till the surgery and hope for the best.


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WaltinaChan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I doubt it's much comfort coming from a stranger, but I know exactly how it feels. :worry: I had two dogs before, and they both got really sick before they died. My dog, called Milo, started sleeping more than usual, and she ignored us and went outside to stare at the bushes. Later on the doctor told us it was her way of telling us she was dying. :cry:
Anyway.. I don't want you to give up hope. :hug: I hope things will be okay, feel free to tell me if I can do anything at all. :hug: :heart:
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Cilitra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, it really helps knowing I'm not the only crazy-pet lover out there! :)
Sorry to hear about your dogs, but thankfully you got to say goodbye I hope.
I just posted a new journal entry as Móri just went into surgery and I'll keep you posted on how things go. Thanks for the support, it means alot! :)
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intrepidMUSE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's definitely worth spending the money for the surgery. Our pets ARE like our children... and it's worth trying to keep them alive. Think of how many years of love there could still be!? I had a cat who broke his leg... and after his surgery... he lives for many more years :)
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Cilitra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they are like my children and I will do everything I can to keep them safe, secure and healthy. I hope my 2 cats live as long as they have their health. Can't imagine life without either of them
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intrepidMUSE Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too :(
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hildur-k-o Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hugs syss
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crimsonbro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Yeah, I've heard that before. 'Just put them down' I think this comes from people that don't exactly see how a pet can be so much like a child to you.

I get it. With no kids and none in the future for me, my cats are my little ones. I'd pay whatever I had to if there was need you know? And even if i know in my head that they will go before me ( odds are ) I still want the longest they can live comfortably.

I don't see how anyone living with and loving a furry little friend can NOT do everything possible for it. Unless they just didn't really care to begin with. Blah.

~Dale
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Cilitra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eventhough it is expensive it never crossed my mind not to go through with it, unlike some people do. They are my children and I can't imagine life without them, and I want to have them with me as long as they have their health. I know it will be tough that once they reach old age they might get sick and at somepoint you gotta let go so they don't have to suffer in pain...but when you actually CAN do something to help, you go to amazing lengths to get your loved one back at full strenght.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, means a lot to me to see I'm not the only one who loves my pets so much :)
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crimsonbro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
When my precious little one [link] was 4 years old, he had an emergency kick in. Cost me $150 to find out what it was, then a scramble for $500 to help him. After that, he pulled through to give me another 14 years of love. Through so many human deaths and rough times, I always knew I had his attention.

For better or worse sometimes, the little turd :cuddle:

He didn't make it as long as some of my other pets have but, if I had been one of those people to just think 'put him down' I'd never have had those 14 years with him you know? So, yeah. I think if you have something you love, you hold on for all you can because there's never enough time.

~Dale
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Cilitra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, there never IS enough time, now I'm eager to get the surgery over with so I can help my little darling recover but as long as the pain will be gone then it will be worth it. He was resting on my computer desk last night when I noticed one of his leg shaking once in a while, like a light shiver. Its hardly noticable but its there on and off....Even resting he's in pain and I've started to notice that he's trying out different positions when sleeping to find the one that hurts the least..which is funny as it is on his back, legs spread and front legs spred all over... so adorable I rub his tummy each time ^^
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