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not about hiv or testing
      #54813 - 01/15/03 09:43 PM

i've posted to this board many times but this time it has nothing to do with hiv or testing.
when i orginally posted 8 months ago during my hiv "scare" one of my 2 cats died - out of the blue. she was only 10 and i took it very hard but i still had 1 cat left.
well, today i went to the vet because my other cat has not been eating or drinking and his sonogram and test results came back and the test results are bad. he is only 12 and has pancreatic cancer that is everywhere. the vet wanted me to put him to sleep right then and there but i couldnt - i took him home.
i grilled the vet about the test results - i didnt want to believe the results but they are correct - he has cancer and he doesnt have long left.
its funny how quick i was to boubt my negative hiv test results, yet i believe the test results from the vet right away. i believe the worst results faster than i believe the good results (hiv neg).
i know there are bigger issues in this board but for today, i wanted to write about something else.
i guess only another animal lover can understand the loss and grief when a pet gets ill and dies.
my cats were my children, they were part of my family and im just heart broken over this.
i apoligize if this post seems flaky for such a serious discussion board but i guess i have shared so many of my other test results here that i wanted to share these results as well.
my cats are/were ....peg (10) and mel (11) both were beautiful persian cats.
thank you,

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Re: not about hiv or testing new
      #54893 - 01/16/03 01:08 PM

i am so sorry about your cats. If you need to talk you have my email.

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      #54896 - 01/16/03 03:41 PM

My heart just sank reading your post. Remember that death is a simply a change nor good or bad simply a change. It's funny I know how hard it is for you to see that right now but it is true. Your cat is the same as any of us.... I honestly put all animals lives under the same importance as our own lives. I'm sure that when you decide to let her go she will know that you are making the right decision. We all will leave this place one day..... you me everyone and we should always remember this not to scare us but to remind us that this is part of our journey.

I highly recommend making the decision before serious pain sets in. My dog of 12 years got hit by a car. I spent 5000 dollars on an operation to fix her pelvice - I took off three weeks to help her recover but the fact is I got my heart broke in two watching her live in severe pain...I knew she wasnt going to make it... it was my hope to keep her alive when in reality it was unfair to her.
The day I put her down I swear she got the shot and then turned her head to look at me as if t just say thank you I love you goodbye.
You are in my prayers.... and keep your head up.....

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