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Aug. 30th, 2007 | 12:36 pm
mood: devestated devestated
music: Making love out of nothing at all
posted by: harmonybear in burmese_cats

I realize this community isn't very active, but I thought I'd share anyway. My little man passed away.


Red Romeo (Romey)
May 02 2007 - August 28 2007
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He was barely 4 months old. On Saturday night he seized and I rushed him to the emerg vet. He was up and down for days, couldn't sustain his blood sugar, and tests were inconclusive.

I was told he was half the size he should have been, and that they couldn't get enough blood to do enough tests to work out what was wrong. Best case scenario was going to be a few years with medication, if they could ever find out what it was. I couldn't put him through God knows how many blood tests (because he was so small it would be tiny tests as they felt he could spare the blood) and the bill was already over 1,000. I had him put to sleep Tuesday night. I can't think of him without crying, may have only had him three weeks but it was love at first sight and he was my shadow.

The vet has said it was nothing the breeder or myself would have picked up - just that my baby most likely would have been very sick from the start and it finally got the better of him. They were thinking it was a major organ not functioning, but they didn't know which.

I'm meant to be meeting another kitten today, I think he's Romeo's brother. I'm not getting a replacement - could never replace him, but my life is so empty. Not getting this one for sure, but I'd like to meet him.

I just want my baby back, but that can't happen.

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Cuntress

From: cuntress
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
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I am so sorry for your loss. He was darling. *hugs*

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KitKat

From: harmonybear
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* thank you, he really was

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Ann

From: amergina
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
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Aww... I'm so sorry!

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KitKat

From: harmonybear
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
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thank you
are those yours in your icon? they're lovely

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Xanthe

From: xanthe
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. I hope you can take joy in a new kitten although you'll never forget your lovely Romeo.

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KitKat

From: harmonybear
Date: Aug. 30th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
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I have the new boy here now, have a week to decide - he's a sweetheart but it's making it so hard at the same time

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Laura-lai

From: soliloquy_girl
Date: Sep. 3rd, 2007 10:59 am (UTC)
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I am so so so sorry.

I have lost a kitten before and it doesn't help that you have only known them a little while - in my experience the bond is instant.

I like to tell myself that all of my cats that have passed on 'choose' my next kitten for me. It may sound a bit lame, but I swear my current 2 Burmeses have certain unique qualities that my former cats shared. Red Romeo will make sure that you get a kitten that will let you cherish his memory, but move on at the same time.

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KitKat

From: harmonybear
Date: Sep. 3rd, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
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I think that's happened - I have another on trial for a week right now, is Romey's half brother (same father) he's not my little man but he's definetly special
It's incredibly hard to love him but I'm positive that's because I'm still numb over what happened to my baby - was too soon to try with another kitten - but I was to the point I didn't see a reason to get up without him, and the breeder won't have others available for months. Even if I'm not totally connected with this boy I can't imagine him not being around.
Sorry, I'm rambling...

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