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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:56 PM

Finally back online. Lots of news. Some good. Some bad. Updates on Brody the Cat.

Well, it took a few months but my wife and I spent our first night in the condo we bought. We signed papers on Friday got our furniture moved in Saturday and we just got set up with internet today


I think my wife was going to go insane without the internet.... She has jokingly said the Internet is like a drug...( she means no disrespect to those battling serious additction. )


Anyways: It is with great sadness that I need to report that we had to put down Brody the cat about 3 weeks ago.

He was constantly eating begging and even getting into the garbage for food. At one point he jumpped onto a counter and took my wife's hot dog out of her bun. He had began throwing up after he ate and when my wife was petting him one day she felt a lump in his throat. We had been told if lumps came back it was a sign that he cancer.


So my wife took him to a vet in this area and found out he had dropped in weight he had lost the weight he had gain before we left for Washington and dropped down to 6.5 lbs. My wife was crushed so badly.

The vet who only knew about the case from what she was told was very kind and supportive gave my wife all the options available. She made the choice not to see him suffer any longer. She told me she honestly thought Brody wasn't suffering until we saw him throwing up the last few days before he was put down. I guess since we saw him everyday we didn't see the weight lose and yeah the fact we felt his bones had us worried that he wasn't gaining weight but my wife thought maybe the move and stress of a new apartment or town might have been the cause. She was hoping that he was maintaining the weight ( thought it was a few ounces) he had gain and we never expected he had lost so much.

My wife cried all that day and even stated in a text that she killed her best friend. I comfort her stating we did what was best for him.

But I am finally back online and wanted to mainly thank all of you who supported and was concerned about Brody.

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Reply Finally back online. Lots of news. Some good. Some bad. Updates on Brody the Cat. (Original post)
diabeticman Aug 2014 OP
redwitch Aug 2014 #1
diabeticman Aug 2014 #5
orleans Aug 2014 #2
diabeticman Aug 2014 #6
magical thyme Aug 2014 #3
diabeticman Aug 2014 #7
shenmue Aug 2014 #4
diabeticman Aug 2014 #8
femmocrat Aug 2014 #9

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:30 PM

1. So sorry!

It hurts so much to have to make that decision. Happy about your condo though! And when your hearts have healed there will be a kitty nearby who needs a loving home.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:02 AM

5. Thank you

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:52 PM

2. sending much sympathy to both you and your wife on the loss of brody

it can be very heartbreaking to part with one we love so much, especially when we are called upon to make that hardest of decisions even though, logically, we know it is the kindest thing we can do.

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Response to orleans (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:03 AM

6. Thank you.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 02:24 PM

3. godspeed Brody

 



I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife did do what was best. The greatest love we can give is to take on the suffering so our furkids will no longer have to.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:04 AM

7. Thank you. I will tell my wife your words.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:16 PM

4. Kitteh Heaven



has all the treats and toys u want.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:06 AM

8. ...



It is a comforting thought.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:56 AM

9. It's good to hear from you, diabeticman.

I have been thinking about you! So glad you are out of your old house and into your new place. Sounds very nice and I wish you much luck in your new town.

So sorry about Brody. You did the right thing even though it was so difficult. RIP, Brody.

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