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Monica Gheorghevici
It's very hard for me to make this post because the pain that I feel, burns me and cuts my breath. I'm sure that all animal lovers will understand my pain.

I have two cats Max which has 16 years old and Thomas (Tom) which have 13 years old. Unfortunately Tuesday (04.09.2018) we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy Tom. Four months ago, he got sick and from that moment we started a huge battle for his life. All these months, he fought like a true warrior because he wanted to live, but every time when we had a disease under control, a new disease appeared on other organ. We went through diabetes (we have learned to make insulin injections), kidney failure, stroke, liver failure, pharyngitis, decubitus abscess (because it has dropped from 6 kg to 2 kg), pancreatitis. All these months we were with Tom every day at vet to made intravenous infusions. The best veterinary doctors from different veterinary clinics from our city, made a team together and worked to heal him.
One week ago he felt better, finally he started to eat alone (until then we fed him with the syringe) and I believed that everything will be ok. After two days from that moment, the pancreatitis appeared again and the kidney failure was almost at the final stage. We still tried to fight another few days but Tuesday, his blood analyzes showed that his liver stopped to work and the kidneys failed. We made also an echography to be sure but the result was the same. To put him to sleep was the hardest decision for us, but when you love so much such a little angel, you must know where to stop for his good (to not let him die in pain). We kissed him over and over and he slept in Dan’s arms (my husband and Tom’s dad) where he always felt protected.

We lost the fight and now I can't describe in words how hard is for us. Tom was not a pet for us, he was a member of our family (we don't have kids and we always considered and treated our cats like our children).
We buried him in "Pets heaven" cemetery where we can visit him anytime.

I know that I should be grateful (and believe me I’m more than grateful) for all the magical moments that Tom gave us in these 13 years. He was very loving and every day his task was to kiss us for hours. He always trusted in us and he loved us from all his heart.
We have a history together, millions of moments of joy and Tom really gave us his soul on the tray. Now he left with a huge piece from our soul sad.gif
The house it's empty without him because he was that kind of "boy" which was present everywhere. Wherever we were, he was with us. In all these 13 years we have never been separated, not even for 1 day.
In my life I lost many members of my family and few friends who passed away too fast but I swear, I never felt such a huge pain. I miss so much my boy and I can't stop crying. I would give anything to bring him back, keep him in my arms and kiss him one more time.

I try to think that now he run and play with other friends in animal heaven where he is happy and released by any pain. I hope with all my heart that someday, when my moment will come, to meet him again.

Max is our first "boy" and same as Tom, he also has a special place in our heart. Each of them came up with a different personality. Tom was the boy who was addicted to show you his love on each second and Max is the docile and wise boy, always obedient and the one who feel very well our emotions.


Tom:

Phil66
Our thoughts are with you Monica, stay strong, it's very hard losing a pet, as you say, they are a member of the family.

Peace to you and yours x
Mertay
Sorry for your loss, I don't mention about it much here but currently looking after 9 cats (4 kittens) and a dog. Probably had around 40 since my childhood, all saved from streets and most lived more than 10 years old. I remember all of them that are not living anymore and miss them, it not easy.
Todd Simpson
Very sorry to hear sad.gif As you may remember I lost both my dogs nearly at the same time and it was awful. It's like losing a family member. Our thoughts are with you.

Kristofer Dahl
sad.gif I am very sorry to hear this Monica. I am sure he is in a good place now!
Monica Gheorghevici
QUOTE (Phil66 @ Sep 9 2018, 07:42 PM) *
Our thoughts are with you Monica, stay strong, it's very hard losing a pet, as you say, they are a member of the family.

Peace to you and yours x

Thanks so much Phil for your thoughts. It's hard to stay strong in this period because I miss him so much.


QUOTE (Mertay @ Sep 9 2018, 08:42 PM) *
Sorry for your loss, I don't mention about it much here but currently looking after 9 cats (4 kittens) and a dog. Probably had around 40 since my childhood, all saved from streets and most lived more than 10 years old. I remember all of them that are not living anymore and miss them, it not easy.

I imagine how difficult it's to lose so many souls because each is unique in his own way and let a huge gap when it leaves.
Same as you I didn't talked much here about my cats but this time I thought that maybe if I will write about my pain, I will feel myself a little better. Probably this work only in theory because I'm completely down. I can't accept the fact that I lost Tom. I know in my heart that we made everything was human possible to save him but this not make things easier.


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 10 2018, 04:52 AM) *
Very sorry to hear sad.gif As you may remember I lost both my dogs nearly at the same time and it was awful. It's like losing a family member. Our thoughts are with you.

Of course I remember and believe me all these days I talked with my husband about you and we thought how hard was for you to lose both dogs in such a short time. It's an intense pain and an emptiness which not let you to breath.
Usually, in very difficult situations, I'm strong but this time I can't. Tom was a part of our family and it hurts so badly. I miss our daily routine and with every passing hour, the pain that I feel becomes much bigger.
Also it's heartbreaking to see how Max (my 16 years old cat) everyday looking everywhere in house to find his brother. He knows that something happened with Tom and he is very sad.


QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Sep 10 2018, 05:23 AM) *
sad.gif I am very sorry to hear this Monica. I am sure he is in a good place now!

I hope you have right because he deserves to be in a great place. He gave us so much love and happiness and if it's a little justice somewhere, he should be now rewarded for all the good that he brought to our family. Tom and Max changed our lives in a very good way. Thank you so much for your thoughts Kris.
klasaine
I'm sorry about Thomas Monica.
Coincidentally, I found myself playing a very sad song all morning.
Monica Gheorghevici
QUOTE (klasaine @ Sep 11 2018, 10:22 PM) *
I'm sorry about Thomas Monica.
Coincidentally, I found myself playing a very sad song all morning.

Sometimes there are some coincidences that bring us a smile. Sunday we went at cemetery at Thomas. It was a horrible day with rain and wind. When we arrived at Thomas's tomb, the rain stopped and among all those black clouds there came a ray of sun that started to warm us up. When we left from the cemetery, the rain started again and the sun disappeared. I know it was just a coincidence but...was a nice one. Thank you for your thoughts Ken.
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Sep 11 2018, 05:44 AM) *
I hope you have right because he deserves to be in a great place. He gave us so much love and happiness and if it's a little justice somewhere, he should be now rewarded for all the good that he brought to our family. Tom and Max changed our lives in a very good way. Thank you so much for your thoughts Kris.


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