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 ;_;
6 years, 11 months ago
06 Sep 2011 02:24 CEST