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lepkitty

what happened with daytona

i was at the gas station with friends gassing up their car and got a call from my brother. he said he thinks something happened to daytona because he was just laying there and not moving. so i hurried home to find him laying on the garage floor breathing heavily and in not a way cats do. he back half wasnt moving at all. i rushed him to the closest emergency pet vets. got there around 7pm. they rushed him back and took x-rays to see what happened. he WAS ran over. his pelvis was fractured and dislocated. he was in shock and there was possible nerve damage. i was told that the bills could exceed 5k. obviously i dont have this kinda money. son i called for pet insurance knowing that they wouldnt cover any costs for what was going on rite now, but i figured wtf, why not. worst they could do is say they cant cover him rite away which is what happened. i was given an application for a care card which is a credit card for your pets medical needs. surgery meds check-ups what ever. knew i wasnt going to get approved but again, wtf worst they can say is no, and they did. crying my head off i was trying to think of some one i know personally that had good credit AND an income to help me out. i couldnt think of any one. so after talking with the nurse i got some more info about his condition. if he survived shock there was a possibility of nerve damage from the broken bones. said broken bones would need to be surgically repaired. if that happened the only thing hed have is arthritis later in life. hed be a perfectly normal kitty. the only way this could happen is if he pulled threw the shock and there wasnt nerve damage. the best they could tell me was he had a 50/50 chance of pulling outta shock. they had no idea if nerve damage was present. there was no way to know until he was outta shock. now i dont know if he was going to make it but, guys, i was terrified.....i had NEVER seen him like that before. i didnt want my kitty to suffer any further. he was already given a generous dose of pain meds so he wasnt in pain any more, BUT i could tell he wasnt his normal self. i had to let him go and not be selfish. i wanted to keep my kitty but at what cost? i couldnt get a quality of life guaranteed to me. so i let him go. i let him go to sleep. it must have been the MOST DIFFICULT thing ive ever had to do!! he was MY KITTY! not a family pet! MINE! MY KITTY!! and now i feel like a piece of me is missing from me since hes gone. the only good thing here is that I rescued him from petco and gave him a home. then i moved back down here to cali and not only was he given a bigger house to run around, he made him self and indoor our door cat. i had never seen him so happy!

so daytona, im sorry i had you go to sleep. i really am, it was the worst and hardest thing ive had to ever do. you were my kitty and i loved you with every fiber of my being!! and i still do, imma miss you kitten. RIP ;_;
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Added: 6 years, 11 months ago
 
Bookie
6 years, 11 months ago
erf.. *hugs*
Lyserdigi
6 years, 11 months ago
i can say nothing more than i have... but still.. this made me cry too...
take care now.
*hugs
KennyKitsune
6 years, 11 months ago
*huggles*
Adilor
6 years, 11 months ago
He truly was an awesome cat. Even though I left him with you, and I hadn't seen him in 9 months, I'm still gonna miss him a lot.

I've come to determine that owning a cat brings a compulsion to take pictures of them. It's irresistible to a nigh unworldly sense. Luckily I'm a packrat when it comes to digital media, so I dredged through what I had and came up with a few favs.
He had the morph ball down pat: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33440831/SSPX0069.jpg
Knew how to sprawl in style: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33440831/SSPX0092.jpg
His affinity for cupboards was uncanny: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33440831/SSPX0188.jpg

Rest in peace, Daytona, and take care of yourself, Lep. Try not to let it get to you too hard.
lepkitty
6 years, 11 months ago
fanks for the pics adi...I REALLY appreciate them. even though they were hard to look at im glad to see you have some. also dont forget hes got his own FA page for more pics

ill be otays eventually v.v its just hard cause he was my first pet. MY first pet. maybe if i move up there ill get one but idk when that is.
MicheuToi
6 years, 11 months ago
Such beautiful pics Adi..
Tacki
6 years, 11 months ago
*huggles tight* It's not your fault Lep. And I'm sure Daytona bears you no ill will. I'm so sorry such a horrible thing happened.
lepkitty
6 years, 11 months ago
the worse part is that they didnt stop! HOW THE HELL do you not stop?!?! D: its some ones fucking pet! their child in away. ya know? D: :/
Tacki
6 years, 11 months ago
Fucking people are horrible. I would need to be very far away if anyone ran my dogs over. Otherwise I think someone else would be hurt that day. >_<
KildecNightshade
6 years, 11 months ago
*hugs tightly* I know how you feel. I had to put down my kitty of 13 years a year or so ago. I miss my little smokey cat
BiggKatt
6 years, 11 months ago
*HUGS*  I really wish I would have heard about this in time so I could have helped. :(  It's never easy to let go of your four legged children, and money shouldn't have to be an issue.  Unfortunately, timing is, sometimes, unfortunate.  Daytona forgives you and loves you for doing what was best at the time.  Don't ever forget that.
RandyTheFox
6 years, 11 months ago
*hugs*
NonnyFox
6 years, 11 months ago
As a cat owner myself over the years I have been through similar tragic situations with cats I have owned. Had two that had bad seizures within 30 days of each other and had to be sent to the other side. Three that had gotten Thyroiditis, the first one it happened to was a very terrible ordeal. Rather tramatizing for us, had to let them depart this world too.
We too here have always considered our cats not pets but fellow family members.
Should you consider getting another cat, please do keep him indoors only. All of our cats have always been indoor cats, the three we have now are also indoor cats.  
MicheuToi
6 years, 11 months ago
awww Leppy im soo sorry.... I remember how happy Daytona made you up here in Oregon. *hugs tight* He made everyone happy. I know its a lil late but let me know if you need anything at all hun.. I believe you still know how to get a hold of me. If not everything is on my profile.
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