Please pray for me. My husband and I adopted/rescued a 6 ½ year old kitty named Missy in July and we have to put her to sleep due to liver disease. In June I put the love of my life, my soulmate, Sunshine to sleep due to cancer, she was only 11. So we decided to get another one right away. We even gave her a new name, Miss Izzy; she didn’t look like a Missy. She is a beautiful Tortie, with big yellow eyes, the sweetest meow and white whiskers on one side and black on the other. She has been so perfect. She used to live with a couple in their 80’s, 2 Yorkie's and another cat. The Rescue told us she hid all the time. So we feel we gave her a wonderful life these past 3 months. She is such a treat. She never got into anything, she ate well and used the litter box without any problems.
However, we had some problems with her shortly after we got her; ear problems and then a urinary tract infection. She must have had these underlying problems before we got her. The Rescue is very reputable and had all the tests done, etc. before they put her up for adoption. But we did the best we could, loving wise and monetarily. It would be very costly to treat the disease and the Vet said she would be in a lot of pain to keep her alive.
Sunshine’s death created a lot of health problems for me that I am still getting over. I went to psychotherapy right away after she died. So I cannot let loosing Miss Izzy be traumatic for me.
What I need from anyone out there is to let me know that it is okay. I need to know that it’s not my fault she got sick. I know for sure I need to put her to sleep. I don’t believe in letting animals suffer.
I have a strong faith in God and know He never gives me anything I cannot handle and by going through this there is a new plan ahead. I need to not focus on Miss Izzy, but focus on God and be at peace and move onto a new place.
We will adopt again, not sure when, but soon.
Thank you for listening. I just got the news and always feel better when I am on this site.
Lucy D. Blascovich