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  1. #1
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    My dear Lavinia went to the Bridge today

    Two weekends ago she came down with what seemed to be an upper respiratory infection... sneezing, dripping snot, not eating because she couldn't smell her food. Vet treated as such, with azithromycin and sub-Q fluid, and she did much better for several days.

    The next weekend the symptoms were back, and on the vet's advice I gave her more sub-Q fluids, which had helped the previous weekend. ..continuing the azithromycin too.

    Again she did better for a few days. Then Thursday the symptoms were back, and this time the fluids and med did not make a difference. On Friday I took her in again. Vet examined her thoroughly, said he suspects lymphoma and said she probably won't be around much longer. He put her on a stronger dose of med and said continue fluids.

    Her condition went completely downhill over the weekend. No response to med or fluid. No interest in eating at all. Dribbling snot, leaking pee. She'd just lie in one place for a long time, get up and move somewhere and then lie down there, her head on whatever there was to lay it on. Skin and bones.

    We let her go this afternoon.

    My sister said, "Sydney and Nelson are greeting her at the Bridge.. Nelson is singing 'The Wayfarer’s Welcome' with Syd accompanying him on the pipes."

    I'll see you again, my darling Lavinia, One Fine Day..

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Rest in peace, pretty girl!
    I've Been Frosted

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    So sorry for you loss. {hug}

    Rest in peace now Lavinia.

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    So sorry for you loss. Sounds like she will be in good company though. HUGS.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Thank you, Karen, Chris, Gayle.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Sending you gentle hugs at this sad time. RIP Lavinia.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. HUGZ Play hard at the Bridge, Lavinia!
    Anne
    Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, and Callie.





    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    I'm so very sorry, Pat. She knew only love from you - and as others have said, you will meet up again - one fine day

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    Pat - I am so so so sorry. Lavinia had heaven on earth with you to look after her, and doing all you could do, and loving her always. Lavinia loves you too.
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

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    Right now you have your own private pain. As much as all of us would love to take it away from you - we cannot.

    The pain in time will recede and you will be left with only sweet thoughts of your beloved Lavinia. She will be waiting for you.

    I am so sorry that you have to endure this now.

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    I'm so sorry about this! RIP dear Lavinia. You are in good hands with all the Pet Talk kitties and of course Phred greeting you at the bridge.

    {{Hugs Pat}}
    Slick and Merlin
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
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