Sunday, June 6, 2010

Goodbye, Spooky! We loved you!


Spooky writes:

Yesterday afternoon, I was curled up in the dining room in my favorite spot, when all of a sudden I felt weird.  Something was happening, and not a good something!  Mommy was sleeping, and Daddy was taking a shower, so I ran to Daddy since he was closest.  I skidded to a halt in the hallway just as he came out of the shower, meowed my concern long and loud, then flopped over and started drooling, dripping a small puddle onto my paws and the floor.  Daddy cleaned me and it up, then set me on the couch so I could snuggle with him and Skylar.

Then, it happened again!  My eyes went wide and unseeing, my body went rigid, and I started drooling heavily again!  After it was done, I meowed a complaint and my confusion.

Daddy called for Mommy, who woke up and came out.  They both petted me while they tried to decide what to do.  Daddy called our friend Kellee, who's a vet tech, but she couldn't come until the next day.

About an hour later, I had another seizure.  This time, I was sitting on Mommy's lap when it started.  I looked helplessly at her, then lifted my tail and peed.  I couldn't help it!  Then the wide-eyed seizure, then drooling again, and my confused meowing.  Mommy and Daddy tried to get me to relax afterwards, petting me to calm me down again.  That helped a little, and I took a bit of a nap for a couple hours.

While I was asleep, Mommy searched online for vets that were open on a Saturday evening.  Of course, many were not.  She found one that was, and called them.  It was a 24-hour place, so when I woke up (and had another seizure) she and Daddy packed me into a carrier and drove to the hospital.

The people were so kind!  I had a seizure again as my purrents were filling out the paperwork, and the people immediately took me back and put me on a big table in the open room.  I looked at them and meowed, and one of them went to ask my purrents if they could give me something to help calm me down.  Of course, Daddy said yes, so they gave me Valium.

The vet came out to discuss options with my purrents.  She said that I probably had sustained brain damage from the seizures, and there was a poor prognosis if I survived.  The vet wanted to keep me in for 24 hours at least, give me i.v.'s and do bloodwork. Even then, it would be the same prognosis: not likely to survive, or very brain-damaged if I did survive. Mommy and Daddy said their goodbyes, and Mommy stayed with me and petted my head and cheek as the shot was given. :'( The hospital needs to hold my body until Monday so that the state can release it (standard procedure for anyone who comes in with seizures), so my purrents will bury my body then. The above picture is my picture superimposed on the bag that the vet did for my purrents to take home, containing a bit of my fur and the heart from my catheter wrap.

:'(

Mommy and Daddy loved you, Mr. Spooky kitten! R.I.P. July 2009 -- June 6, 2010

27 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh little Spooky, we're so sorry that you were so sick and had to leave for the Bridge. It must have been very had for your Mom and Dad, but we know that they were thinking about what was best for you all the time. Fly free little one, and be well now,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

ML said...

O, sweet little Spooky, we are so sorry you ran off to the Bridge.
We will miss you.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Kea said...

OMG, this is awful. I'm so, so, so sorry. I don't even know what to write, except that my thoughts and prayers are with you, I'm sending healing Light.

(((Hugs))) and Blessings to all.

Cory said...

This is so sad! We are purring for all of you on your sudden loss of Spooky.

Furkidsmom said...

We all have leaky eyes as we read this. We're so sorry that little Spooky ran off to the bridge. We're sending healing purrs and prayers to you. We're glad you got to be with Spooky so he wasn't too scared. (((Hugs and purrs)))


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

ABBY said...

We wanted to drop by and tell you how sad we were that you lost your sweet boy Spooky. We will keep you all in our purrayers and purrs
Abby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Mr. Spooky. The seizures were undoubtedly scary for him, as well as you. We're glad those he loved were able to be with him through them. Warm purrs and tail wags.

Sparkle said...

I'm so sorry this happened - Spooky was way too young. I'm sending healing purrs to you all.

Harry Spotter said...

We are so sorry that Spooky was so sick and suffered from seizures. Poor thing. Sending you hugs, purrs and prayers.

Daisy said...

Oh Spooky, I'm so sorry you had to leave for the Bridge. Thank goodness you were with your Mom and Dad so you were not alone or scairted. Rest in peace, Spooky.

Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches said...

Oh, dear, so young... so sad.. mommy can't see to type rite cuz her eyes are so leaky.

Too many beeyooteeful little black kittehs has left fur da RB dis week. We iz furry sorry to lean of dis terrible sad noos.

He iz happy to know he wuz luved. Spooky will meet our sisfur, Soot, offur da RB. May his spirit fly free.

we iz sending lots of healing purrs to you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh man, dis sucks. He was so young. At least he knew love afore he went and da Rainbow Bridge is such a lovely place...(((hugs))) to you who were left behind.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Spooky, we're so sorry that you had to go the Bridge.

Sending purrs to your family during this very, very sad time,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! We were reading a little yesterday about your problem on facebook--we are so sorry that you did not pull through. Purrs to your fmaily.

Marg said...

Oh my we are so sad about Spooky and the parents. We are sending lots of purrs and prayers and a big hug for Mom and Dad. We are thinking about you a lot in your sadness.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. We are glad though that your mum and dad were with you to comfort you and to help make your journey more peaceful. We send comforting purrs to your family.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sad to hear about Spooky!! We send you all comforting purrs to help during this sad time...

The Creek Cats said...

(((hugs))) We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Oh Spooky..this is so sad and sudden. we are sending purrs that you are happy at the Bridge and for your family to be comforted. With love and sympathy,

meowmeowmans said...

Oh Spooky, we are so sad you had to run off to the bridge so soon. We hope you are having lots of fun with all of the other bridge kitties. We will miss you, but will see you again at the brodge when we get there. Purrs and prayers.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry you had to leave your family, sweet Spooky. We send them purrs and comforting thoughts.

Run free at the Bridge, Spooky ...

Sweet Praline said...

Oh sweet Spooky. I am so sorry you had to go to the bridge. Now you won't have anymore seizures. I'm sending special comforting purrs for your mom and dad.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh no!! We are so sorry you had to go the the Rainbow Bridge Spooky!! We are glad you were with Mom and Dad during the seizures!! We will miss you!! Purrrs and hugs to your family!!
Your TX furiends,

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that you had to leave for The Bridge Spooky. We are glad your Mommie was there to help you start your journey. You were very much loved little fella. We send you all love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Junior and Orion said...

We are so sorry for hte loss of Spooky. We are sending out tons of purrs to all of you.

Jake and Micah said...

I'm so sorry Karen but relieved that Spooky's passing was peaceful and you were both able to be there with him. You were wonderful parents to him and I know he loved being part of your family. ((((Sending hugs your way))))

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Spooky had to go to the Rainbow Bridge so soon. I am sure that he is having lots of fun there now. What a blessing that both of you were there when the seizures started, so you could comfort him and make his journey easier.