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2009 Starts With Vet Bills, But Not the Cat

January 13th, 2009 at 07:22 am

We had 2 15 year old cats. One sickly for the past 3 years and her very healthy littermate.

The day after Christmas, healthy Gus was acting like he had a bit of a tummy ache. He'd just gotten a great blood panel 5 months ago so initially I wasn't worried. By the following Monday he was looking worse, so off to the vet we went. They kept him for the day and concluded by the end of that day that he was riddled with very aggressive cancer. 9 days later he was in such bad shape that we had to let him go. That wasn't quite a week ago and I'm still in a bit of shock. I miss him so much, he was such a sweet guy.

The CC bill will be here in a few weeks with $770 for his diagnostics, some medication to keep him comfortable, the final trip to the vet, and private cremation with upgraded box. He was an inexpensive cat his entire life and brought me so much joy, I have no hard feelings about the cost.

His sister cat has grieved terribly. Initially we were afraid that she was going to stop eating and follow him into the grave, but now she is eating okay again and we hope that she will pull over this hump to be with us a while longer. She is in frail health, so it is always in the backs of our minds that she may not be around long.

11 Responses to “2009 Starts With Vet Bills, But Not the Cat”

  1. mooshocker Says:

    I am very sorry to hear about Gus. Until recently, I never really put too much stock on the affection and love we gain from our pets. God bless Gus, you, and all pets.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Money on loved ones is always well spent. ((hugs))

  3. lartiga Says:

    It is so very sad to lose a furry member of the family and spending $$ on their health care is well worth it. I still miss my little MC who died in June... he was my beloved 18-year-old kitty. Sending good thoughts your way.

  4. lizajane Says:

    Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. He sounds like he was a wonderful cat.

  5. koppur Says:

    Oh, I'm so sorry. I lost my cat Pagan a year and a half ago and I still miss her terribly. My thoughts and blessings are with you.

  6. dmontngrey Says:

    I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! Our cats are 9 and 13 and DH is so concerned about their ages. Especially the older one who's almost 14.

  7. Campfrugal Says:

    Oh, I am sorry. We also have two cats, Winnie and Lucy; and it would be so hard not to see their forever loving faces everyday. My heart goes out to you.

  8. pearlieq Says:

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. My condolences.

  9. homebody Says:

    So sorry.

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my almost 10-year old cat Monkey in June of 07 and still miss him very much.

    Your kitty will have lots of Saving Advice pets to keep him company.

  11. baselle Says:

    I am so sorry. Augie, my 19 yr old cat, had something very similar - abdominal cancer. Give Gus's sister an extra squeeze from me.

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