Friday, March 25, 2016

Tim

Tim had been not quite right for a few days....stuffed up, not eating much, laying around more than normal.


Wednesday morning he really wasn't acting like himself. Mom called the vet and got an appointment for Tuesday.

However, when she got home Wednesday night after doing Nashville's adoption, Tim seemed worse. Mom decided to call the vet Thursday morning.


Unfortunately, around midnight on Wednesday, Tim threw up and was just laying on the floor. Mom grabbed him up and headed for the ER vet.

They did an ultrasound and found fluid in his abdomen. Blood work showed anemia and very high liver and kidney values. The vet couldn't say definitely what was going on but thought end stage kidney failure or cancer. Mom broke down. Could they keep him stable to get him to our vet on Thursday? The vet said she was concerned he wouldn't make it that long. Mom knew she had been hoping our vet could give her a "better" answer but she knew then it was time to make that awful decision and let him go.


At 4am on March 24, 2016, our sweet Tim, brother of our boy Tommy (who seems to be OK....but then he probably knew something was wrong before mom did), our resident Uncle Tim to foster kittens, feral kitten tamer and sweet cuddled, crossed Rainbow Bridge.

Mom was looking at pictures and even two weeks ago he looked good and was acting like his normal self. If his numbers were that bad, she knows that even testing a few months ago (senior blood work) probably wouldn't have changed anything except giving us and her more time to come to grips with this. Right now the suddenness of the whole thing is making it worse.

Rest in peace sweet Tim....you were very loved.

73 comments:

  1. I'm in shock reading this. I am so, so, so sorry. Poor Tim. There's nothing I can write that will help, I'm just sending you Light and peace, the boys are sending soft purrs. Hugs, Jeanne.

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  2. I am so sorry. I don't have adequate words, but I know your hearts are hurting. I will keep you in my prayers. We send hugs and purrs. Fly free at the Rainbow Bridge, Tim.

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  3. It is so much harder, when they have to go quickly like that. We are just so sorry. Glad to hear that Tom is doing all right.Sending lots of hugs and just know that Tim knew lots of love while he was with you.

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  4. It is frightening how well kitties can mask terrible problems for so long, often until it is far too late. We are so sorry Tim had to leave, and so very suddenly. Our heartfelt condolences to Tommy (may he stay healthy for many years) and everyone else in your family. We purr for all of you.

    Sweet Purrs, Gentle woofs and Soft Neighs,
    Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Tommy, Vidock, Violette and Trav.

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  5. We're so sorry for the loss of your sweet Tim. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

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  6. I'm so very sorry. I can imagine the even deeper shock because it was so unexpected. As the above mentioned, kitties mask problems too well. Tim was clearly a wonderful kitty, taking care of all the kittens. Again, I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear boy.

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  7. Godspeed your journey Tim, we are truly sorry. We send our sincerest sympathies to mom and your whole family, we know how much this hurts. We know what mom did was out of compassion and love, and those are THE greatest gifts of all. with hugs and love from boomer, daisy, tuna and dude and sauce too❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  8. We are so very sorry, Jeanne. I'm sitting here crying as I type this message. Tim was a very special boy, and we are sad that he had to go to the Bridge so unexpectedly. Thank you for sharing him with us all. Purrs, prayers and hugs.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. I am so very sorry. <3 <3 <3

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  11. I've got leaky eyes, and my heart goes out to you and your family. Tim, hope you are running free and are filled with the knowledge that you were loved very much.

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  12. I don't know what is worse, the suddeness of an illness or a long protracted one. I am so very very sorry on the loss of your beautiful Tim. But I know he is cuddling all the feral kittens up at the Rainbow Bridge.

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  13. So very sorry that Tim had to leave so suddenly. He was truly a wonderful kitty, his kindness to the many kittens came through these pages, and he will be missed.

    The kitties send their purrs and hugs from me.

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  14. So very sorry Tim's time to leave came so suddenly. We know you are feeling the loss and missing him. A warm hug of comfort.

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  15. We are so sorry sweet Tim was needed at the Bridge so urgently. We're sending hugs and purrs and will look for his star in the heavens.

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  16. We were so shocked and sad when we saw the news about Tim on Facebook. Purrs to you and the kitties.

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  17. We are so deeply sorry to hear about Tim! Thank you for giving him such a love-filled life and for letting us get to know him a little bit. Sending husky hugs,
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher (and Cam and Mom, too)

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  18. Fly free, sweet Tim ! I'm sure many met you at the Bridge. You were - and are - so loved. Peace and prayers to your brother and all your family.

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  19. We are so very sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say to ease your heartache.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss of handsome Tim. XO

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  21. this is horrifically awful news. I am so deeply sorry. My heart is just breaking ((((hugs))) and love catchatwithcarenandcody

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  22. We are sooo sorry to hear about Tim...
    Please have a peaceful weekend.

    Noodle and crew

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  23. We're so sorry that Tim had to go OTB. We read about his crossing on FB and are sending soft, healing purrs and prayers.

    The Florida Furkids

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  24. We are so sorry to hear about Tim. It's hard enough losing a fur baby, let alone one so suddenly. We send you lots of comforting purrs.

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  25. So sorry for your loss! May you rest in peace, Tim.

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  26. I am so sorry you lost Tim. It is so hard to have to help them cross .. have done it more times than I care to remember.

    My prayers are with you as you grieve .. sounds like he was a real gift to you and the other kitties

    Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

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  27. I agree completely - losing a heart baby is hard enough but there's something wrenching about losing one suddenly. I so wish that words truly could take away pain. Saying "I'm sorry" just seems so inadequate....

    You're in our hearts and our thoughts.... {{{HUGS}}}

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  28. It's so hard to lose them! And Tim was a special guy, not many kitties would love being uncle to all those foster kittens. We are sending all the love and hugs and purrs we can. We're so sorry

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  29. We are sad to hear Tim is gone. The foster kittens will definitely miss him. We're sending hugs and purrs your way.

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  30. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Tim!! What a heartbreak for you!! We send gentle purrs! xx

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  31. I'm so very sorry. Sudden losses are the worst. Tim was such a sweetheart. {{{HUGS}}}

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  32. We are so very sorry to her about dear Tim. It's so very tough. We send you purrs, hugs, and all our love.

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  33. So very sorry to hear about sweet Tim. Sending you hugs!

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  34. Oh dear, we are so very sorry to hear about Tim. It's so sad. You all will be in M's thoughts and prayers. Fly high sweet Tim - fly high and run free!

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  35. OH NO TIM!! I am so so sorry I did not know Jeanne. Oh Tim sweet boy. I know your mommy loved you dearly and I know you loved her just as much. I send you love and as much comfort as I can dear friend. I am so sorry.

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  36. We are very sorry for your loss. Tim seemed like a wonderful cat and his loss is greatly felt. Sending your purrs and prayers of love and comfort. Toby, Simon, BobbieSue and Momma Sabina

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  37. Dear Jeanne and family, This really hearts my heart. The sudden losses are the absolute worse. We know Tim will remain in your heart always. We are sending purrs and prayers and will keep you in our thoughts as you grieve. Rest in Peace, Tim. You were loved and always will be. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Janet

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  38. Dear Jeanne, we are so sad to hear that you lost Tim so suddenly. We know how difficult it is to make that decision on the spot and to have to immediately absorb the reality of the situation.You did the right thing in not allowing him to suffer needlessly. We are sending you lots of love and many hugs. Rest in peace sweet Tim. You were loved and you will take all that love with you on your next journey.

    We will be thinking of you Jeanne,
    the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO

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  39. I'm very sorry for your loss.
    He sounds like a very special boy and much loved.
    with sympathy and purrs,
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  40. We are so sorry for your loss. Letting one of our babies go is a hard decision, but a kind one. We are sending lots of love and purrs.

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  41. So very sorry for your loss of Tim, a special soul and very beloved friend to you and your other purries.

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  42. I'm here to pay my respects to Tim. *bows head* I'm sending comforting purrz to Mom Jeanne, Tom and those other kitties left behind.

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  43. We did not know Tim but we know that pain of loss..sending gentle hugs and purrs from our family to you all at the loss of your sweet boy..Fozziemum xxxxx

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  44. We are so sorry for the loss of Tim!
    Lots of hugs to all in the Family!
    Hugs,
    Samantha & Mom

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  45. Oh dearest friends, this news breaks our hearts. Soft woos of sadness and gentle nuzzles of comfort during this time of shock and loss. Tim was, is, a special kind of kitty a friend and mentor to so many and the kind of mancat who understood you did not have to be "tough" to be strong. He will never be forgotten. We hope warm memories of lives shared completely entwined in love and devotion will offer peace. The White Dog Army

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  46. Oh dearest friends, this news breaks our hearts. Soft woos of sadness and gentle nuzzles of comfort during this time of shock and loss. Tim was, is, a special kind of kitty a friend and mentor to so many and the kind of mancat who understood you did not have to be "tough" to be strong. He will never be forgotten. We hope warm memories of lives shared completely entwined in love and devotion will offer peace. The White Dog Army

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  47. Rest in peace.

    Luv, Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

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  48. We are so very sorry for your loss of Tim. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers at this time.

    From all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

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  49. So sorry for this sad news. Prayers for peace for all of you. ~RascalandRocco

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  50. I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

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  51. Our purrs to all of you. May Tim have a peaceful journey over the Bridge.

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  52. We are so sad for your beloved Tim leaving for the rainbow bridge...this is always such a hard time. A price for love...we have to pay.

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  53. We are so sorry to hear that Tim has had to cross Rainbow Bridge and we know you will miss him very much.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  54. We are so sorry that it was sweet Tim's time to leave. Tim couldn't have had a better home than he had with you. Sending you love and purrs to ease the loss. May happy memories fill your heart soonest.

    Love
    Mungo
    Jet
    & Jane The Ape xx

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  55. We want to offer our comforting purrs for the loss of Tom.
    It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved kitty,
    but take comfort in knowing you gave him a wonderful life.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  56. Oh... we are so very sorry to hear the news. RIP darling Tim - your memories will forever be in the hearts of your family and friends.Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey gang

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  57. Purrs to you on your loss. Derby went quickly as well, Tim is at peace and all healthy again.

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  58. We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

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  59. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Tim so unexpectedly. Sending hugs and love.
    With deepest condolences,
    Angels Normie and Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  60. We are sorry to hear Tim has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Run free sweet kitty! Hugs and purrs!
    CJ, Mia and their human

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  61. We are thinking of you and of Tim at this time. There is NEVER a good time or a good way to say good-bye...we want to keep our loved ones with us forever...each of us knows your pain and are feeling Tim's loss with you. May Sweet Tim rest in peace. Purrs and tail wags from us at WeezDaBadCats & DaMeenDawgs

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  62. We are so sorry fur your loss. We fur sure unnerstand da horror of such a quick turn fur da worse and havin' to say goodbye without warnin'. We are sendin' lots and lots of purrayers and hugs. Tim will be membered by all those whose lives he touched, and dat's many. None of this can make your grief any easier or better, but know dat you are luvved.


    Luv and Hugs

    Dezi and mommy A

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  63. So very, very sorry. It's hard, especially when it's so sudden. We're all here for you. Hugs. - Love, Alana and Crepes.

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  64. We're so sorry Tim had to go OTRB. Sending lots of purrrs and headbutts from the House of the Mostly Black Cats

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  65. Oh this is so sad. We know you are heartbroken. Dear Tim watch over Mom and your family and all of us until that day we all meet again.
    Purrs and Prayers of Support
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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  66. ((Hugs)) we are so very sorry for your loss. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy. We know the kittens will miss having such a sweet adult cat to look after them and play with.

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  67. I've lost kitties quickly, and I've lost them slowly (Both Em and Ollie took over a year from diagnosis) and all I know is there is no good way to lose someone you love.

    Purrs of healing and condolence.

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  68. We are so sorry for the loss of Tim. It is never easy, especially when it is sudden and unexpected. We are sending lots of love and hugs your way and hope that you can find some comfort in the memories you have of sweet Tim!!! XOXO

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  69. Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs and warm purrs of sympathy in this loss. We know only too well the heartache. Tim will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. Love and light to you and your family.

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  70. So Sorry to hear about Tim's passing - He was a special kitty boy who loved kittens. Breaks my heart to hear how those kittens will miss his sweet teaching. Purrz, Katie Kat.

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  71. My condolences on your loss. It was so sudden. I understand the uncertainly of not knowing for sure what happened. I hope your memories will give you some comfort at this time

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  72. We are so sorry of your loss. It is heartbreaking when the Angels come to bring them home on an unespected moment. RIP sweet Angel Tim. Sending Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

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  73. So very very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Tim. We are sending you our love and support.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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