Jun 11, 2015
i know this is old,but i had to comment. I am going thru the same thing myself right now,ive had my baby for 12 yrs,hes my kids brother and my son honestly. THIS IS KILLING ME! I have watched my baby lay around miserably not himself,as he drools,oozes nasal mucus,his breathing is so deep and shallow,i suspect he is either unable to breathe that well and is under some sort of respiratory arrest that is either contributed to a upper respiratory infection or some sort of cancer/disease that causes it. He has always been a domesticated indoors cat,knowing of all the bad risks for cats that roam around outdoors,its just common sense to keep him in to avoid it all and if i want a pet cat,then theres no need or reason to toss him outside. Anyways,im in between pay checks,so as i wait for the next one,i am stuck in a bad situation with a sick baby that isnt improving and looks miserable. I made phone calls to get him seen and found a clinic open 1 hour away and yes,im admitting it,i took him in with NO $ and knew i couldnt pay,nor did i say a darn thing about it either,hes my baby,id offer my arm or leg and as we are with our own children,wed do almost anything to get results! So the vet looks him over and as i expected him to just to euthanize him,he surprised me by saying we can "try" to give him a steroid like injection and a antibiotic and IV fluids for his sudden dehydration and see how he does but theres no guarantees and he could just kick the bucket still,as we prolong it all. Which is a big problem,i dont want him to suffer,i dont wanna watch it either unsure emoticon but it could become a week long ordeal for us and our family is dealing with some other major hardships also. We are suppose to be moving in 3 weeks and i have limited time to do so,all other bills/debts are starting to roll in and kids are also out of school now for the summer,BAD timing! Ive been sick for a month and all of this is just making me sicker but once he got his IV fluids we went to check out and i have been told that "most" vets will NOT turn you away with a ill dying pet and allow it to suffer either,BUT i was so wrong! This warm and inviting vet office has suddenly become so cruel and vain saying they do not take partial payments nor do payment arrangements,they insisted FULL: payment that moment your done there and they say i HAD to pay today and they made me feel just terrible as if im leaving the store with stolen merchandise lol (not funny really) and im like,well,what are you gonna do? I brought all my pay stubs to SHOW i have income and im good for it,along with my bank account info,Drivers license and my WORD! They didnt care about any of that and they were awful,i have been crying for 3 days,no sleep the last 2 days and my heart is just breaking about my cat and THIS is what i get??? On top of that,they demanded my cats medications back from my purse that can possibly help him some and give some relief,so i had to turn my babies meds over and i felt just AWFUL frown emoticon Now its about 12 hours later and hes in bad shape suffering and we got no where yesterday! So this is what one has to look forward to when your furbaby become very ill and/or dying! What ticks me off,they was rather busy there,i watched several people pay out their full balances and you just know after all you observe,they are making their money,and yet when that 1 indigent pet owner come in once awhile,and this is what i thought those who care for pets would do,rather than the cruelty of a suffering dying 12 yr old pet. So im infuriated,upset and just sick about it all. Ill try the ASPCA today,but idk what they will even do or suggest i do,but its my last try. Its already gonna cost me for his privet witnessed cremation,a Urn of some sort and cost of endless pain and grief every single time i think of him,see his favorite spots and certain foods and etc,i may be at such a huge loss here and all of this has GOT to change! Im so sorry about the loss of your furbaby and all you went thru. But this about sums it up for most of us or most areas.