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25 April 2011 @ 08:34 am

I had this plastered all over plurk since it was happening in real time then. Easier for quick updates.

Essentially, over the course of time, my cat -- Avalon -- was losing a lot of weight. At first, she just OUTRIGHT refused to eat a brand of food. I figured it was just because she was being hideously picky. Quite frankly, I wouldn't have put it past her because Avalon was a snooty, stubborn, spoiled brat, so I got her something else. She liked the new food better, and seemed to gain a bit more weight. Life carried on.

However, I did notice something odd, that a lot of her weight seemed concentrated in her stomach area where she seemed to just balloon out. I figured it was because she just started eating again so she was probably just full. I didn't think much of it.

On Friday, when she came out of her room, she was wobbling in her walk. She wasn't doing well. Chii and Jolta just outright told me that I needed to take her to the vet then and there; I agreed with them and we took her to an emergency vet.

The reason why she was so ballooned out was because she was filled with liquid coming from her lymph nodes. She had two huge tumors in her next to her liver. The vet offered to medicate her. My friends suggested we should at least give her a fighting chance. I agreed to try.

I had to syringe Avalon canned food because she hates the damn stuff and it was fatty and would hopefully help her recover. She hated it and shoved most of it out of her mouth, but took the medication well. However, on Sunday night, her breathing got worse and she started to hide in her litter box -- NEVER a good sign. I decided on Monday night I would have to put her down, but then she vomited and because to huff and breathe worse. She was suffering.

So I called a friend to take me back to the vet and put her to sleep. Jolta and Rev came with me for support. The vet assured me that she probably would not have lasted another night and I made the right choice. Rev equally assured me that I made the correct decision, that it's better to have done this way and be with her than let her die while I was at work or something -- that she probably would have been alone.

There were many tears. Jolta, Chii, and essentially EVERYONE told me to stay home from work today (Monday). So I did; I'd tell anyone else to do the same.

I'm glad she's not suffering anymore, but I'm going to miss Avalon. Sure, she was pushy and moody, but she was still a wonderful, loving cat to me -- even if she really only liked me and kind of hated everyone else for the most part.

Anyway, that's about it. It's 8:30 AM, and we'll see if I can get back to sleep now. Doubtful.
Criminally Inclined®: Good-byesprincealia on April 25th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
D: <3
Alba Aulbath: [REPO!] omfg i'm rion steineralba_aulbath on April 25th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
I need a hug. ._.
Criminally Inclined®: Bedtimeprincealia on April 25th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)

I give you all da hugz D: <3
Alba Aulbathalba_aulbath on April 25th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
the best everrrr
faith_of_borg: fab_jupiter Never Forget Taracalliopes_pen on April 25th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs you*
The Mad Fan Girlfullmetal_cute on April 25th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Doctor." "...": orchid cactusauriatetsukai on April 25th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'm awake. If you're still awake, I can come over and give you a hug.
Alba Aulbathalba_aulbath on April 25th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
come over whenever you want man
"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Doctor." "...": orchid cactusauriatetsukai on April 25th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'll be right over.
» how this grace thing workskurachu on April 25th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
That's really sad, but I'm happy you were with her. I'm sure she knew how much you loved her, and she loved you right back.
Mindy Manson: and i will try and fix youartoni on April 25th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Alba Aulbathalba_aulbath on April 25th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same one.

Thank you
o____________o: broseph :(teal_deer on April 25th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
oh no D:

Something very similar happened to my cat recently, in fact. I couldn't even be there because I'm at school, and my dad had to do it.

So I feel you, man. *big hugs*
Alba Aulbathalba_aulbath on April 25th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's why I was taking collective hiatuses everywhere. I hate depressing people, so it didn't really go beyond "lol i'm sick" which is just half of it

i'm sorry you lost your cat man
Akemi: spectersorceressakemi on April 25th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
D: That really, really sucks, but it is definitely good that you were there with her. My most sincere condolences.
a Name is Superfluous: (henchmen in a hurry)superfluously on April 25th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, Albadad. I know how that is. If you need someone to talk to, you know how to reach me.
LM: Superbuddiesladymoondancer on April 25th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :( *hugs* All the love we get from them is so glorious, but when something like this happens it hurts so much. All you can do is cry and cry until you can smile at the good memories again.
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Acidic Angel: Tomorrow we'll love each otherqara_isuke on April 25th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about that. It's never an easy thing to go through.

I know we don't really talk much anymore, but much love and hugs sent your way. ♥
Mr. Flibble: Raven Reposecrispengray on April 26th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry, Alba.
That Red Firelight~: peleredfirelight on April 26th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm so... so sorry. I wish there were more I could do for you, and if I were up there now, I'd come give you a hug.

I'm around the internet though, if you need anything.
twillery: babaloney icon--Eeyoretwillery on April 26th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Uftaki: ow sick whimperuftaki on April 26th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
T__T So sorry for your loss. That's such sad news. :( *gentle hugs*
CORNCOB made from 200% corn: SHOCKWAVE  ♣ sad sad puppyqueenbrillig on April 26th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
awwww bro i'm sorry /sends so many hugs
Red.Xerared_xera on April 26th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. How are you holding up?
Vincent King: The loneliest goldfish.flowerpot on April 27th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss, Albster :< All the hugs.