I’ve been offline for a few weeks and probably will stay off for awhile more. It’s been a rough few months.

We lost Chase on Wednesday. He was just 12. He was an insulin dependent kitty with pancreatitis and diabetic neuropathy in his hind legs. This week we learned he had cancer after a couple of really rough weeks.

We went to the emergency vet with him on June 9th. His blood sugar was 34. It was supposed to be @ 100. He scared the daylights out of me. After an overnight stay, he came home meowing and eating. We were hopeful.

When he retreated to lying in his cat carrier before I had a chance to put it away, we let him stay there. He came out to eat and use the box. Within a few days, he was back to not eating again.

On the 17th, I took him in to our regular vet for a full day of blood sugar reads. He wouldn’t eat for her either so she did an ultrasound and found a mass either on his pancreas or intestines.

He wasn’t eating, and when he tried, he had diarrhea or threw up. Given his diabetes and his overall declining health, we chose to say goodbye and not let him suffer or prolong his pain.

He was a GREAT cat and we miss him so much. RIP, sweet Chase.

13 thoughts on “Goodbye, Sweet Boy

  1. Sorry for your loss.

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  2. I’m so sorry your Chase has gone. This is always the hardest part of loving pets. He had a good long life with you.

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    1. Thank you. He did. He lived six years with diabetes. He also lasted four years after having a feeding tube, something our vet said most cats don’t survive.

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  3. deborahkehoe says:

    Donna I am so sorry! Thinking of you as you mourn your baby.

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    1. Thank you, Deb. It’s always so hard to say goodbye.

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  4. Sheree says:

    A difficult decision, but the right one for Chase. So sorry for your loss.

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  5. quiall says:

    I am so, so sorry . . .

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    1. My heart is broken. He was a huge part of my routine with his diabetes, feeding schedule and insulin. I feel lost without him. I loved that cat even though he usually preferred my son’s company. He came to cuddle with me for tummy rubs whenever he didn’t feel well.

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      1. quiall says:

        Now he will rest gently in your heart. Quinn and Ally are never far from me. Their spirits will live forever.

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  6. Candace says:

    I just saw this. So sorry. I, too, had an insulin dependent kitty who died in 2019, Google. He was my closest cat ever and I still miss him. He almost made it to 11. He developed kidney disease and we treated that with daily sub-q fluids for 9 months but then he didn’t respond anymore. Now we’ve lost 4 of our cats this year to various diseases/incidents. It’s been a horrible year in every way in addition to what the whole country is going through. Stay safe. I don’t go to much either but sometimes I have to…

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    1. Candace, I’m sorry for your loss, too. I stopped blogging for four months when we lost Chase. He was such a huge part of my daily routine with his injections and having to feed him on time. I was so lost without him. I’m still struggling. I cry when I think about him. I haven’t reached the part where I can smile at the happy memories yet. We lost Ginger in 2019, and Chase went downhill after that.

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