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We knew when we rescued Freeway from the pound that it might simply be hospice for her. As things turned out, that's exactly what it was.

After a week of trying to get her to do more than taste the many foods offered to her, my mom let me take her to the vet on Saturday. We got the blood test results yesterday. She's dying of advanced kidney disease. We could do daily hydrations to keep her going for a while, but they'd only be postponing the inevitable. My mom and I discussed it. I'm experienced in home hydration but the reality of the situation is she is still refusing to eat. She only has days left, miserable days of pain. Mom is taking her in this afternoon to do the kind thing and help her leave.

She got one extra day the shelter wouldn't have given her. She got 10 days of comfort and love instead of the cold impersonal cage she was in. She has been a total snuggle baby. Mom says she looks at the money spent as a donation she can't take off of her taxes.

Poor Freeway. At least she got love the last 10 days.

Freeway at Mom's Freeway at Mom's
Freeway exchanges blinks with Eric Freeway exchanges blinks with Eric
Freeway snuggles with Mom Freeway snuggles with Mom

Date: 2010-03-02 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] finickynarcane.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. I was afraid that's what it would be.

Date: 2010-03-02 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
It's ok. We haven't had a chance to bond again.

Date: 2010-03-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cult-status.livejournal.com
That's a very sweet story -- I'm sure Freeway was extremely grateful for the warmth and love in her last days from the kind friends from her past.


Date: 2010-03-03 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
She seemed to be grateful.

Date: 2010-03-02 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gladtobehere.livejournal.com
sigh... freeway...good grief...

Date: 2010-03-03 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
Are you sighing at her name or that she was dying? *confused*

Date: 2010-03-04 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
Oh, I thought so but I wasn't sure. Thanks. She's free now.

Date: 2010-03-03 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melleecat.livejournal.com
my condolences! Poor sweet thing.

Date: 2010-03-03 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
Thanks. I didn't have time to get reattached. None of us did.

Date: 2010-03-03 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amusingmuse.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear the poor kitty, but yes, it's good she got snuggles in the last days as opposed to put in a cage. She looks so much like my Mulan who is also a snuggle bun.

Date: 2010-03-03 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
Is Mulan a tiny little thing? Freeway is so small, she looked like a half-grown cat when I found her. She never got bigger.

Date: 2010-03-03 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amusingmuse.livejournal.com
She WAS a tiny kittenish thing when we got her. She was 8 years old and thought that's what we were getting. She's quite enlarged herself since then. So much so my hub says she got switched out in the night. However her personality and her knock-kneed back walk is still the same.

Date: 2010-03-03 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yeoww.livejournal.com
You let Freeway end her life loved and cared for. That's a very good thing.

Date: 2010-03-03 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
Poor Freeway. She looks so content there in those pics.
Indeed, you all have given her a good couple of days. At least she knows she's loved now before she passes.



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