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Thread: My dear Lavinia went to the Bridge today

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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 to hear this sad news. Rest In Peace sweet Lavinia. Gone, but never forgotten.
    (((Hugs))) of comfort phesina.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    — Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    I am so sorry for your loss..truly heartbreaking..it makes me so sad how quickly they go downhill..without being able to tell you what is wrong.

    R.I.P. little girl..your Mommy will miss you forever, but only until you meet again.



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    I'm very sorry for your loss of Lavinia.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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    I'm so sorry. RIP dear girl, you were lifted to the bridge on love.
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    LET'S GO O' S!!

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    So sorry to hear this Pat. Lots of love and hugs
    Lilith Cherry
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    "Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself." -Mahatma Gandhi

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    Pat ~ I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace dear Lavinia.
    Ask your vet about microchipping. ~~ It could have saved Kuhio's life. And it cost Halo hers. Consider having your cat tested for Polycystic kidney disease ~~ Rest in peace Willy
    Loved by Lisa

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    I am sorry to hear this sad news. She will be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge!
    Nancy



    All things work together for good to them that love God.
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    Dear Lavinia, you came to your meowmie Phesina late in your life but oh, how you have been loved since then! And you have shared your love and joy in return. I am sure Phred and Corinna have found you at the Bridge already. (((((HUGS))))) to your very special Meowmie.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    I am sorry for the loss of your sweet girl.
    Its never easy letting them go but you did right by your baby.

    She will be waiting patiently for you at the rainbow bridge.

    Rest in peace Sweet Angel Lavinia.

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