Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Sad Day for the Paws Crew...

Our hearts are heavy today, and we are all working hard at being extra silly to try and cheer up Mom and Dad.  This post is blue for their blue feelings.



Today, Patches had to be helped to cross the Rainbow Bridge.  She was 16 years old, and had epilepsy all her life.  She's been on strong medications for all those years, and they just stopped working for her.
This photo is from her younger days, when she fell asleep playing with her rope toy.

This week, she's had lots of break-through seizures, and was loosing her ability to stand up and walk around. She would pee right where she was sitting or laying, and getting her pretty furs all soggy with pee.  Poor Patches!

Today, she took a very bad turn.  She was having near constant mini-seizures, and Mom noticed she could not even stand up; she would fall right over, and her pupils were very dilated, and not as responsive to bright light as they should have been.  It used to be, even when she was "stoned" on her medicines, that Mom or Dad could give her chin rubs, and she'd love it, and lay her head back and have a happy expression.  That was gone today.  There was no response to those pleasant stimuli.  She just wasn't "in there" any more.

So Mom and Dad had to make the very hard choice to take her to the vet and have her helped to cross the Bridge. Patches held on strong for so many years, and she was well loved, but it was finally time for her to let go.  May she fly free and whole again on the other side.  We will see you again one day, dear Patches.

30 comments:

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Patches had to leave you, but we know that you gave her a really good life and loved her so much. May happy memories fill your hearts soon

Sending love & rumbly purrs

Luff
Mungo
Jet
&The Ape xx

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're so very sorry to hear this news. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Fly free, sweet Patches! You will be missed.

Mo and The Purries said...

Sending condolences and PURRS from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Deep deep purrs for the loss of your beloved Patches.

Cats of wildcat woods said...

Patches had a wonderful life with you for all those years. She lives on in yours hearts and sweet memories.

With deepest sympathy,

Samantha & Mom said...

We are so sorry about your loss of Patches! Lots of hugs to you all!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Mom


Angel Prancer Pie said...

We're very sorry to hear about your beautiful Patches. Sounds like she had a great life with you.
Sending purrs of comfort from all of us at Angel Prancer Pie.

Jans Funny Farm said...

I am so sorry, Liz. It's hard to lose one at any age. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

Jan

Harvey Button said...

Wow Patches was a real heroine, epilepsy all those years but STILL a loving family member you cared for and held close.

I fight back tears as I know your hurt, BUT you cared for and loved a wonderful girl until she told you it was time to go.

Patches, RIP sweet girl.

Marjorie, Harvey, Miranda and Silver

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that it was time to Patches to cross over. But she is now epilepsy free, and running around with those who went before. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to all of you during this difficult time.

Luf, All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear that Patches left for the bridge. She had a long and happy life with you. Please accept our comforting purrs.

Liz said...

I wish to thank each and every one of your for your kind words and expressions of sympathy. They mean a great deal to us, and help to heal the hurt of losing her.

Patches was indeed a well-loved kitty; she was very special to us. I'll tell her full story in another post.
..Liz

Stacy Hurt said...

We send our love and purrs to your family.
Xoxo
Ms Stella O Houligan

The Church Cat Family said...

Patches was a brave girl. We're so sorry to hear of your loss.

Purrs and comforting thoughts from Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridgie

Amber DaWeenie said...

We send our deepest condolences on the loss of sweet Patches. Our Bailey left for the Bridge on March 3 and I know she was there to greet Patches and show her around the "doggie" side of the Bridge too. Run Young and Pain-Free, Patches.

When the cat is away said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. :( You're in my thoughts.

Random Felines said...

We didn't know Patches but please know we are very sorry and sending purrs

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Poor little Patches having to deal with epilepsy. Hopefully one day soon the knowledge that your parents did everything they could for her and gave her 16 good years of love will bring them comfort.

Purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Our purrs and purrayers are with you as you mourn Patches' passing. She was blessed to have had such wonderful caretakers; know she always will be with you, in your hearts and spirits.

Peace.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Patches.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about the passing of beautiful Patches. Sending gentle purrs of comfort and love your way.

KitKat said...

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Patches. Sending love and many hugs. God Bless.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

GLOGIRLY said...

We're so very sorry to hear about your sweet Patches. Sending you love and purrs of comfort.

~Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so sorry and wish to send you lots of comforting purrs. Sweet Patches knew she was loved and that you did the very best for her to live a long life. We'll look for the newest star in the heavens tonight. Fly free, Patches.

Liz said...

Thank you so much, once again, for all the kind and comforting words, everyone who has commented since my last post.
It really means so very much. There are still some rough days, as we come across the various "firsts" without her, but we know she is running free, now, as a kitty should, with no more meds and no more seizures.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I am sure there is some small comfort in the fact that it was so clear it was time, but I am sure that pales in comparison with the pain of the loss. Losing a loved one is never easy, no matter what the circumstances. My deepest condolences.

Just Ducky said...

Sending comforting purrs.

dezizworld said...

We be so very sowry fur yous loss. Weez'll be purrayin' fur y'all.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! We are so sorry that Patches had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving her so much, and for giving her a long and happy life. Love, hugs, purrs and prayers to you all.

John Bellen said...

I just lost my top-cat, and she was about the same age as Patches. Please accept the sympathy and condolences from one who understands. Godspeed, Patches.