Tuesday, May 03, 2011

week 45: one weekend 2 shots

Saturday 4.30.11

Our sweet little guy is very, very sick. Jon and I took him to the vet last night and ended up with no answers. Just a doctor and nurse telling us it "could" be this or it "could" be that. After a couple of tests and hours of being there we took Remy home with medication and somewhat of a game plan. We spent the day and tonight trying multiple remedies with no luck. We love him so. Tomorrow we will see his foster parent (who he was with before he came into our family) to talk to him and see what he thinks we should do.

Sunday 5.1.11

Saying goodbye....We took Remy to see his foster parent (he is a specialist of sorts) and we ended up driving to the emergency animal hospital. They took Remy right away and we were called into an examination room fairly quickly. I could tell by the nurses face it was not good news. Remy had a disease, a disease that 1 in 5,000 kittens get. There is no cure and the survival rate post surgery is not good. We decided with the doctors recommendation, an extremely heavy heart and tears flowing that it would be best for Remy to be put to sleep.
We took him home and placed him in our backyard under the tree we planted years ago. His stay in our family was brief but we remember how he would wake Jon and I up every morning around 5:15am by nuzzling his head into our necks and rubbing his face against ours. He hated going down the stairs by himself and always followed us into whatever room we were going into. Remy loved when Ellie would put him in the baby stroller and pushed him around. I remember one time in particular, Ellie was pushing Remy in the stroller, they came into the studio and Remy had noticed his tail sticking out of the leg hole and he began chasing it in the stroller seat. It has been a very emotional day and Remy will be greatly missed.

A special thank you to all of the men and women that serve our country giving us the freedoms we enjoy everyday and to their families for their sacrifice. It is great to be an American!



Serene said...

My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved furry family member. I know that painful loss all too well. May his memory be with you always.

luv46kdz said...

So sorry, losing a pet hurts so very much. They truly are part of the family.

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