November 6th, 2009, 05:15 AM
I'm sorry to have to inform everyone that Timmy passed away about 40 minutes ago. He made it longer then I expected through the night. I was just ready to start making arraignments to have him helped along... but he passed on not too long after.
I'm glad he was able to go peacefully at home with his family (human and furry). It was a very untimely death as he was doing so well from his surgery and seemed to be improving on his medications. When the ascites started Wednesday morning, I knew there wasn't much time left.
Everything was done to ensure he was comfortable. In the end there were just so many different things wrong with him. From the heart defect, to the liver failure to the bone marrow problems... apparently this cat was just not meant to make it.
:angel2::rip: RIP Timmy May 2009- November 6th 2009. I hope wherever kitties go after they die it is a happy place. I hope now he can eat, play and be free of his body that failed him so much.
It's been rough... Especially since his brother died in a similar way. Nothing more could be done... all we can do now is thank his medical 'team' who fought so hard to make him better.
November 6th, 2009, 05:21 AM
:sad: I'm so sorry Kathryn :2huggers: We all know you went above & beyond for this wee one.
:rip: sweet :angel2: Timmy :candle: He is playing at the Rainbow Bridge (http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html) with those who've gone before :candle:
November 6th, 2009, 05:24 AM
kathryn, I am so sorry :sad: ....we all know how hard you tried to help Timmy. :angel: You did everything possible but it was just not meant to be. :grouphug:
:rip: Timmy :candle:
November 6th, 2009, 05:43 AM
I don't know how everyone is going to react... I've only texted 2 people so far. I wanted to talk to his dr or atleast give the shelter a call before I announce it to anyone else... alot of people knew about him and cared about him, not matter how much of a little :evil: he was.
I'm going to miss this cat so much I can't even stand it. Knowing I tried my best for him somehow still doesn't comfort me. Maybe it will eventually, but right now I feel like I put the cat through so much and in the end it didn't even matter.
I'm glad I got to hold him when he passed. I had been out of the room for a bit because I was sooo upset and didn't want to take him again.. but I happened to come back in just as he was starting to have trouble breathing.
He quickly went to sleep in my arms... It just feels so unreal.
November 6th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Awe Kathryn I am so sorry for your loss! Please be proud of the valiant battle you fought for Timmy! He was a precious soul who although you didnt have him long you taught him to love! and what having a loving family is, the warnth of a home and a full belly! more than some have! if it werent for you he wouold never have likely ever experienced those precious things! and most of YOU saved his life!
You will see him again! He is running free at the Rainbow Bridge!
RIP Sweet Timmy!
November 6th, 2009, 06:46 AM
I'm not even sure what to do with myself now. My mom couldn't miss work.... I left a voicemail for his vet. I'm not sure if we are going to do any kind of exam or anything... just because I'm very concerned about the possibility of it being someone contagious.
It's unlikely he will be able to find anything I imagine. The cat really was just not built right it seems. It's just awful. I wish more could have been done.... It was just so unexpected.
November 6th, 2009, 07:06 AM
I'm so sorry Kathryn. RIP Timmy
November 6th, 2009, 07:27 AM
:candle::rip: sweet Timmy :candle: You were much loved here on earth.
November 6th, 2009, 07:54 AM
A free necropsy has been offered.... we can send out free tissue biopsies to a lab.... I think I'm going to go ahead and do that... that we can get some final answers... especially since I have other cats and we are concerned about it being contagious.
I'm okay as long as we can have him back and give him a nice burial.... it's weird thinking about this kinda stuff though.. it's terrible....
November 6th, 2009, 08:55 AM
:candle:hurry to the Bridge little Timmy,your sister is waiting to play:cat:
November 6th, 2009, 09:01 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Timmy knew he was loved right to the end of his journey. Race to the bridge baby and play pain free...
November 6th, 2009, 10:07 AM
:rip: Sweet Timmy :candle: Your short life touched us all :cry:
November 6th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Aw, I am so sorry Kathryn :cry: At least you got your wish of him going on his own terms...good for him.
Thank God you found him...I can't even imagine the painful suffering life he would have had without your intervetntion. :thumbs up
RIP sweet Timmy...at the Bridge with all the other furkids so terribly missed :cry:
November 6th, 2009, 10:36 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss Kathryn and I offer you my deepest condolences. :sorry:
:rip:sweet Timmy :candle:
November 6th, 2009, 10:40 AM
I dropped him off to his vet so a necropsy and tissue sampling could be done. He still doesn't fit the typical symptoms of FIP but I opted to do the test for it anyways. It cost $80 but the vet is doing everything else for free.
It won't be several weeks until any results come back. Unless the vet specifically finds something today that is......
I'm nervous about knowing the outcome but I feel like I need closure. I know nothing will bring him back but atleast just knowing there was nothing else I could do will help bring a little relief.
My mind is just spinning... i just can't believe he's gone.
November 6th, 2009, 10:42 AM
I too wish to add my condolences Kathryn.
:rip::angel2: Timmy fly high and be safe.
November 6th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Kathryn, I am so very very sorry.
You went above and beyond. He did know love however, something he otherwise would have been deprived.
RIP little Timmy Man. You were loved by not only Kathryn - but by all of us here that followed your story of courage. You are one heck of a trooper little one.:angel:
Kathryn - Peace to you.:grouphug:
November 6th, 2009, 10:50 AM
My deepest condolences to you and your mom.:grouphug: You did everything you could but, for reasons beyond our control or understanding, perhaps it was not meant to be. Timmy left this world knowing he was very much loved.
:candle: Run free, sweet :angel2: Timmy :cat: :candle:
"If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." -------Mark Twain
"The animals share with us the privilege of having a soul." -------Pythagoras
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." -------Hippocrates
November 6th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Kathryn, I can't tell you how sad I am right now. I had so hoped he would beat the odds.
You have my deepest sympathy. At least, he felt love and kindness when he left this world.
November 6th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Thanks everyone... he like, touched alot of lives by just setting an example of being such a little fighter and he never gave up... he never gave up even in the end. I felt like I had to persuade him that it was okay to let go. I'm glad I got to be there for him. :cat: Even though it was really hard.. I tried to stay calm so he could feel at peace.
The initial reports of the necropsy are massive liver failure.... his insides were yellow (jaundiced). They are sending out some of the fluid that was in there.. also going to a pathology lab are different samples of each of his major organs to try and determine what happened.
I didn't talk to or see his vet. He's not an emotional guy at all and quite... anti-social... but in a weird way I guess.
I think doing the necropsy on Timmy was probably really hard and awkward for him. I know he will probably never admit it but I know deep down he cared about the cat... maybe even liked him a bit. Even though Timmy had absolutely no respect for him :rolleyes:
I mean, now all I can do is wait and hopefully we can find out what happened. But, as of right now there really was no saving this cat apparently :shrug:
I'll stop rambling now... I'm going to go try and find something to do to occupy my time until my mom can get home and we can give timmy a proper burial.
November 6th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Kathryn....sending lots of :grouphug::grouphug: to you and your mom. Timmy was definitely a fighter.
November 6th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, kathryn. You both fought such a hard battle! :grouphug: Some times Life lessons are difficult, but he touched your heart and taught you so much in his short life. Destiny brought you together and it will reunite you in the end.
November 6th, 2009, 03:36 PM
What a sad day...I'm so sorry.:sad:RIP Timmy
November 6th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Here are some pictures from my phone of his last few days :sad:
November 6th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I'm so sorry kathryn :sad:. But I'm glad he had you to care for and love him :grouphug:.
November 6th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Those are great pics from your phone...love the one of him under the blanket :lovestruck:
November 6th, 2009, 08:19 PM
:rip: sweet little Timmy :cry: :cry:
November 6th, 2009, 09:23 PM
i'm so sorry for your lost. he was such a sweet little thing and such a fighter even up to the end. no words can be sad to make the pain any better. but i hope that soon the pain will lessen and you will remember more with smiles instead of tears.
:candle: little timmy
November 6th, 2009, 09:28 PM
I hope wherever kitties go after they die it is a happy place. I hope now he can eat, play and be free of his body that failed him so much.
Kitties also go to Rainbow bridge Kathryn , and all the cats and dogs get along.
I'm so sorry for your loss :grouphug:
:rip: Timmy :candle:
November 7th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Kathryn I'm so sorry to hear about sweet Timmy. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. :cry:Timmy knew how much u loved him and I'm so glad that u were the one that looked after him and gave him love and care. He was a very special kitty. :grouphug:
:candle: You shall be missed little one. :candle:
November 7th, 2009, 09:49 AM
It was so hard today waking up and not being able to find him to take care of him. I couldn't even leave my room for about a half hour because I was so upset. Actually I wasn't even in my room... I feel like a little kid again because I had to sleep in my moms room again last night. I'm sure alot of my friends will say its just a cat or whatever, but I mean he was soooo awesome. I'm so sad that the 3 weeks of his life sucked so bad because his body started shutting down.
I'll never forget how I just got up that Friday back in October and he was different. He just wasn't the same kitten he was a day earlier. He was sleepy, didn't really want to be bothered and wasn't as hungry as before.
It was just so sudden. Overnight something just went so wrong. I never expected it would end like this.
Atleast you guys understand where I am coming from. I may have only had him for 6 months but it was all so unbelievable. The kitten that just happened to end up as my foster is just born with all these horrible things.. he had everything against him. I just thought in the end we would overcome it all :shrug:
November 7th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Oh, Kathryn, my heart is breaking for you :grouphug: :cry:. Timmy was a special little kitty that was soooooooo lucky to have you to take care of him.
I know that doesn't ease your pain, only time will. We are here for you when you need to chat or a hug :grouphug:
November 7th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Kathryn I am so sorry but he was loved and that is what probably got him through so much RIP Timmy
November 7th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Oh I am so sorry Kathryn:grouphug:
:rip: Timmy :angel2:
November 7th, 2009, 08:11 PM
kathryn, time will help to ease your pain. :grouphug:
You know many of us here understand and are here for you whenever you need to talk. :grouphug:
November 7th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Here are a few more pictures I'm not sure I ever posted. I'm not sure why as I particularly like them :shrug: I found them digging through some albums from September
I hope when I see his vet tuesday he can give me some answers. I also have the urge to tease him for actually caring about one of his patients so mcuh :loser: which i'm sure he will deny. but i know he probably has never been as close to a patient (and owner) as me and Timmy. And being there for him right up until the end... I couldn't be more thankful to this vet for putting up with me.
November 7th, 2009, 08:40 PM
How sad to look at these and know he's gone. :sad: