Saturday, 11 June 2011

Difficult Decisions

Hello Everybody

Feeling sad today as we have had to have Derek ,our Cat, put to sleep. Last night he began gagging and we presumed he had a fur ball, this morning he was still doing the same so we took him to the vets to be checked over. The vet anaesthetised him and found he had a large, very unusual tumour connecting his soft pallete and hard pallete. It would not have been possible to operate and although he could have had chemotherapy the outlook was not good for him. We decided it was kinder to put him to sleep now as he would have had a poor quality of life while being treated and the longterm prognosis was poor.

Aidan of course does not understand and keeps asking where he is, it's so hard to try to explain to a 2.5 year old. For the moment we are saying he is poorly and has gone to live with pap, who passed away last November, who will take care of him.

So that was our hard decision to make, I hope you are all having a weekend free from tough choices x x


  1. Sorry to hear your sad news. xx

  2. Me too, PFVicky, that is very sad news...Derek is a beautiful cat whom I'm sure you will miss dearly.


    Sft x

  3. I know only too well how hard it is to make that decision and how you are feeling. It is so sad when we loose a pet that is part of the family. My thoughts are with you.

    RIP Derek :(


  4. Sorry to hear about your sad news xx

  5. Sorry to hear about your lovely cat. Its a hard decision to make, but at leas this way he doesn't suffer. As you say, he is now with 'pap'.xx


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