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BookstoreEscapee
03-17-2012, 04:04 AM
My aunt died this afternoon. I was expecting this. My dad called to tell me after I got home from work.

Then he told me they were taking the cat to the emergency vet because he was having trouble peeing. They got home and sent me a message that said


the vet just called to say Stripes may need surgery to remove stones from his bladder. don't know is we want to spend thousands of $$ for that.. we had to pay 60% of the estimated bill tonight which came to $1476.00 we may have to put him to sleep


If he needs surgery they're looking at $5000 in vet bills.

Seems like a poor reason to let him die.

And it's the stupid cat, not my aunt, that's making me cry.

MaggieTheCat
03-17-2012, 04:14 AM
I'm very sorry about your aunt, and your cat. *big hugs* Don't feel weird or bad about crying over the cat...I would (and will) be an absolute giant ball of mess if/when something ever happens to any of our cats. And bladder stones are nasty. My sister in law had a cat a few years ago who passed due to them. :(

dragon_wings
03-17-2012, 04:15 AM
:hug:
Death is never fun or easy. And sometimes it's surprising which ones effect you in what way.

BookstoreEscapee
03-17-2012, 04:19 AM
My aunt's been in the hospital for weeks; I was expecting this. I'm surprised she hung on as long as she did, from what my mom was telling me. I know I will cry at her funeral, but she was suffering and she wasn't going to get better.

Wasn't expecting sick cat. He's only 6. Don't know how his sister will react if he goes away.

Becks
03-17-2012, 02:38 PM
*oodles of hugs*

BeenThereDoneThat
03-17-2012, 09:51 PM
I'm really sorry, BE. I hope your aunt is at peace. And as for the cat...mine will be 20 years old in a few weeks and right now she's holding her own, but I know she could go downhill fast. I don't know how I'm going to hold it together when she goes... :hug:

Victory Sabre
03-17-2012, 11:31 PM
I'm so sorry about your aunt, be. You know if you need to talk, I'm often in chat.

Teysa
03-17-2012, 11:40 PM
*hugs* I'm sorry about your aunt and your kitty.

CalyCoRose
03-17-2012, 11:47 PM
:hug:

Sorry to hear about your Aunt. And your cat!

You can message me @ FB or PM here. :) In case you want/need to talk.

BookstoreEscapee
03-18-2012, 01:34 AM
Well it seems kitty has a reprieve for now. He might come home tomorrow.

Viewing is probably on Tuesday and funeral on Wednesday; not sure yet.

And then tonight my dad told me the results of his surgery he had a few weeks ago. The tumor they took out was cancerous but they say they got it all and he doesn't need any other treatment.

Greenday
03-18-2012, 01:38 AM
If you need someone to talk to, I'm home now so I'm always around.

Der Cute
03-18-2012, 02:05 AM
Agh! Surprise situations are the worst. I hope kitty is ok, and your dad is feeling better. I'm sorry your rellie has passed, hugs.

BookstoreEscapee
03-18-2012, 05:07 PM
If you need someone to talk to, I'm home now so I'm always around.

Then why does your location still say Afghanistan? ;)

and, Thanks, I appreciate it.

Obituary went up today on the local paper's website (not sure if it's in the print version today or tomorrow). Viewing is on Tuesday and the funeral is Wednesday.

BeenThereDoneThat
03-18-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm fervently hoping the doctors are right about your dad's cancer. Also glad to hear about kitty coming home.

Kristev
03-19-2012, 09:05 AM
I am so sorry.

AbigailL
03-19-2012, 02:52 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss :( Losing a relative is never easy, and in some ways losing a pet can be harder. I know I love my dogs as much as I love my family.
I don't know if this will help, but since pet insurance isn't an option for you anymore (preexisting conditions, etc.) you should try a vet discount program like United Pet Care, or Pet Assure.