Monday, March 14, 2011

Great Sadness!

It is with a heavy heart that I write this.  To all of my regular readers, followers and friends you may know that Cosmo celebrated his 5th birthday last week.  On Friday morning he wasn't feeling himself,  he was rather mopey.  I had a long day with the boys, there was no school and for son #2's birthday we took 9 boys paintballing.  When I got home, Cosmo was having difficulty breathing and meowing ALOT!  He doesn't usually meow, we actually thought for quite some time that he was mute.  It turned out he was just a man of few words.  We rushed in to the Animal Hospital and it was determined that he was in heart failure.  I was crushed!!  It was so sudden.  They gave in diuretics to clear the fluid from his lungs, kept him in an oxygen chamber for the weekend.  We brought him home yesterday but the prognosis is NOT good.  The vet couldn't indicate how long he had but cardiomyopathy is not curable.  He is on heart medication and a diuretic.  They said typically 3-6months is the most.  I am sooooo very sad.  I cried so many tears all weekend that I can't cry any more.  I have decided to hold him as much as I can and enjoy what time we have left.  He is not in any pain and quite happy to be cozied up in his bed.  So my friends,  I will most likely not blog as often as I would like but will try to keep you posted on stitch"y" stuff. 
This is Cosmo telling me to take a break from blogging.  Thank you for your support!  I never imagined last week when I posted that I hoped to have many more years with my furry friend (truly my stitching buddy) did I think it would be cut short sooooo quickly.

42 comments:

Colleen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Cosmo. Our furry friends are so much a part of our lives. Cherish your time with him.
Hugs to you & Cosmo

Ranae said...

Oh! I am so sorry to her of her bad health,
I hope you have very many months left for her to stitch by your side
(((hugs)))

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Awwww...so sorry to hear about your sweet Cosmo-I'm sure you will make his remaining time with you as comfy as possible...he is lucky to have such good care. *HUGS*

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Prayers for you and your lovable furbaby!

Stitching Cat said...

So sorry to read about Cosmo and his health issue. That is so sad and you are so right that he is too young for this. I know that you will make the rest of his time very comfortable and give lots of hugs and kisses. My heart goes out to you. Graycie sends kitty kisses too - she is my stitching buddy!

Catherine said...

What horrible news! Cosmo is such a handsome kitty! May you have cherish the time with him that you are given. Hugs!

Lee said...

My heart goes out to you, we can accept hard as it is, the death of an older cat but a young one is more painfully. I know how you feel after having several cat each who lived to 16 years or more. we lost our Tippy at the age of six he was always beside me to the point sometimes of sitting on top of the computor screen.
Keep Cosmo comfortable while you have him then keep him in your heart.

Jules said...

It's always so hard to learn your furbaby is ill. I am so sad for you and your family. I am sure Cosmo will delight in all of the attention you give him during this time. Hugs to you and Cosmo!

robindefender said...

My heart goes out to you. It is so hard when we lose our little furbabies, especially when it's so soon (I lost my little Semi suddenly after 6 short years, so I KNOW what a heartbreak it can be). Enjoy his last days, and give him and extra ear skritch from me!

Myra said...

My heart goes out to you Nataly. He is so young to be experiencing what is usually a disease of much older cats. Enjoy the time you have and make every moment with him special. (((hugs)))

Tricia said...

I'm so sorry! I'm glad you have a little while longer together!

Tracey said...

What a beauty Cosmo is! Cherish all those cuddles...

Elizabeth said...

So sorry to hear of your handsome man! Hug him tight and cherish what you have with him now.

Parsley said...

OH NO!!! I can't tell you how sad I feel for you. My heart just breaks! Please know I care and truly understand. The time you are buying with him will be worth every penny...I know because we did this with our dog Henry.

Sending you hugs and an invite to email ANY TIME if you want to unload or need my number.

CalamityJr said...

Oh, Nataly, I'll help you cry. No one else loves so unconditionally as our furry friends. Take care; you'll be in my prayers.

Missy said...

(((((HUGS))))) I know all to well what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

hugs
-missy-

Emily said...

Oh sweetie!!! I'm so sorry!!! Just love him and spend as much time as you can loving him!! You are in my thoughts!!

Rachael xxx said...

Oh I am sorry to hear this, our pets bring us so much joy,I hope you enjoy what precious time you have left with cosmo(HUGS)

Mouse said...

ohhh bless his cotton paws .....I know exactly how you feel on this as I lost my precious furbaby Bracken in October last year and I am still upset :( .. give him lots of cuddles and take lots of photos.. we will be here for you .. email if you want to talk ok :) love mouse xxxxx

Cath said...

So sorry. Enjoy the time you have with him , and make lots of memories. XXX

Hazel said...

Oh you poor baby. I know what it is like to lose a cat. You hold him as long as you can xxx

♥ Nia said...

So sorry to read about Cosmo =/
Hugs to you

Carol said...

Oh, Nataly, I'm so, so sorry...Your story brought back memories of us bringing our dear cat home from the vet after an operation for an intestinal tumor. The vet said he wasn't able to get it all and gave him a year at best. We ended up loving Shadow for another year and a half until he "told" us that the quality of his life just wasn't what he needed or wanted anymore. Treasure the time you have left with Cosmo--he will never leave your heart...

Sally said...

I am so very sorry to read about Cosmo. Our pets are such a huge part of our lives. Lots of hugs to you and Cosmo.

gracie said...

Dear friend, I am so very sorry to hear about Cosmo. That is how/what my dearest Sherlock died from. I had less than 12 hours to hold my treasure...treasure whatever time you may have. I will be thinking of you and your family. {{{hugs}}} to you.

Terri said...

So sorry to hear about Cosmo! What a beautiful cat! He looks a lot like my Topaz, who died a couple years ago of kidney failure. Treasure your time with him!

Berit said...

Oh, Nataly, prayers going to you. :(

Teresa said...

My heart is crying with you. It was your little kitties you were caring for that first attracted me to your blog.
Enjoy him all you can and know you are in my prayers.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Jane said...

Nataly, I share your pain with you and know how hard it is. I lost my precious bunny, Buttons, last year and he fell ill on his 10th birthday. I, too, took him to the Vet Hospital the same evening and fully expected he would come home again but 2 days later he was just too poorly. My heartache was made worse because I hadn't had time with him before he left me so treasure every moment you have left, if Cosmos is in no pain then he will be happy and will also treasure all the love and cuddles you give him. xxxxx

Katrina said...

I am so sorry, lots of good thoughts for you and cuddles for Cosmo. It's so hard to lose a pet, hugs.

Bekca said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. The only silver lining is that Cosmo isn't in pain. Take as much time as you need to spend with your buddy, the picture of him laying on the computer is truly touching. Take care Nataly and best wishes.

Country Dreaming said...

Sorry to hear this about Cosmo. Pets hold such a special place in our hearts.
Bless you and your family.

Melinda

Kate said...

So sorry to hear the news on Cosmo - time is precious now so enjoy.

DonnaTN said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Cosmo's health problems. I hope he isn't in too much distress and that you have a chance to spend some quality time with him.

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry. :(
*hugs*

Natalia said...

Oh Nataly, how sorry I am to hear about Cosmo. It is so heartbreaking to loose a pet. They are part of our family, aren't they? Just enjoy him as much as you can and love him as much as you can.... They somehow know and appreciate that. I'll be thinking of you.

Jennifer said...

My heart is with you.

Marsha said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Cosmos's ill health. I feel so much for you. My Clark's 1 year passing is coming up April 1st and I'm a mess about it. I try not to let DH see my sadness and tears but I miss him so much. I don't know why they have to leave so soon. Take all the time you need to cuddle with him. He's precious and all love. My best to you and yours.

Kathy Ellen said...

Can just imagine how difficult it must be for you with your sweet little Cosmo's poor health. We all love our sweet furry little ones so much, and you just soak up all of the cuddle time you need with him. Blessings.

Lynn said...

Oh Nataly, I am so very sorry about Cosmo. My beautiful Finnigan was taken from us very suddenly 2 yrs ago due to cardiomyopathy so I know exactly how you're feeling. It's such a shock. Cuddle him as much as you can. I'm sure he already knows how much he's loved.

blueladie said...

I am so very sorry about Cosmo. Sending prayers for comfort for all. Cathryn

Shelleen said...

I am so sorry that this has happened at such a young age. Take care of him and love him as much as possible. :-(