Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's just about time

Tomorrow, we will put Nike to sleep.

It is just time.

She has liver failure and is hooked up to IVs at the vet tonight. The vet said we could put a feeding tube in to prolong her life.

But that's not right.

Why would we do that to her?

It's just time.

I'll miss her.

UPDATE: We decided to wait and talk to the vet in the morning. If he says she's not in pain, we will bring her home and let her go there when she's ready. That is what's really right. I think.

7 comments:

Ashley said...

OH!!! NO WAY!!! WE'RE PUTTING HER TO SLEEP!!!??? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Veronica said...

Did you see my update, Ashley? I'm sorry! I wrote this too soon. That's just what I had decided might be best before talking to Mother ... that has not been decided. We're going to see what the vet says tomorrow.

Daily Dose of Motherhood said...

I'm sorry, Veronica.

I think it's really wonderful that your whole family cares so much and is taking everything into consideration.

Ashley said...

Oh, so we might not be? Cuz I really do understand that she's very old, 15 going on 16, but OK. I guess mom will keep me updated on this. The vet will probably call her today? I hope and if the feeding tube will keep her alive, then I'm all for it!

Jeannine said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. I've watched Cullen's parents go through these decisions several times now and it is never easy even when you know you are sparing the animal from pain, it's still hard.

Veronica said...

Thanks for your comments, Jenny and Jeannine. It's not easy.

But we got optimistic news from the vet today. Not what I expected at all really.

I'll post an update in a little while.

Happy weekend, everyone.

Ashley said...

Oh, yeah. I know about the vet, that's really good that she's getting better.