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10/17   Magic is a blind kitty who came to us from a high kill animal control facility.   He was turned into animal control by his owner who said she could no longer afford to care for him.  He is actually in pretty decent condition considering all factors.    He is an old fellow,  has some kidney disease going on but is friendly.  He will be going into his room when we are sure he did not pick up an upper respiratory infection at the pound (which happens often) 11/17  Update,  He is now in his room,  still caged to give him a chance to adjust.    He is a very nice cat!  You may see him LIVE on his MeShare camera,  House 1, Room 3.
Sponsored by Mary - Thank you! Sponsored by Debbie & Brian - Thank you! Sponsored by Phil - Thank you!
11/17/2017  RIP Magic - The letter I sent his sponsors This is a letter I really was not expecting to write today. Sweet Magic came to us 6 weeks or so ago from a high kill animal control facility where he had been abandoned by his family. He was a blind senior kitty. When he arrived he was in rough shape and received medical care. Two days ago he started having problems walking with one of his legs and was rushed to the vet. The vet hospitalized him while we tried to figure out what was going on with him. Blood work and X-rays were of course done. This poor old fellow has so many things going wrong at the same time. He has really horrible kidneys, He has horrible arthritis in his legs, he has a severe infection in his joints. His leg joint was full of pus and had doubled in size, was hot and had pitting edema. One of his eyes was also swelling. He has been on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications for weeks to treat pancreatitis. These same medicines would be what he needs to be on for his leg, except the meds are not doing anything for it. The vet and I discussed our options. We felt that the treatments that he would need would cause him a lot of pain and that it would not change our final outcome. We would be back having the same conversation in weeks. We would have tortured him for nothing. I am a firm believer in quality of life. If I am going to ask you to endure painful treatments I must know that at the end of them you are going to have quantity and quality of life. It is hard because we want to save them, we want them to live. But sometimes just because you can treat them, it does not mean you should. I firmly believe in this case, letting him go was the right thing. He was a very sweet old fellow and I am thankful that we had the chance to know him. I am sorry Alana
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10/17   Magic is a blind kitty who came to us from a high kill animal control facility.   He was turned into animal control by his owner who said she could no longer afford to care for him.  He is actually in pretty decent condition considering all factors.    He is an old fellow,  has some kidney disease going on but is friendly.  He will be going into his room when we are sure he did not pick up an upper respiratory infection at the pound (which happens often) 11/17  Update,  He is now in his room,  still caged to give him a chance to adjust.    He is a very nice cat!  You may see him LIVE on his MeShare camera,  House 1, Room 3. Sponsored by Mary - Thank you! Sponsored by Debbie & Brian - Thank you! Sponsored by Phil - Thank you!
11/17/2017  RIP Magic - The letter I sent his sponsors This is a letter I really was not expecting to write today. Sweet Magic came to us 6 weeks or so ago from a high kill animal control facility where he had been abandoned by his family. He was a blind senior kitty. When he arrived he was in rough shape and received medical care. Two days ago he started having problems walking with one of his legs and was rushed to the vet. The vet hospitalized him while we tried to figure out what was going on with him.  Blood work and X-rays were of course done. This poor old fellow has so many things going wrong at the same time. He has really horrible kidneys, He has horrible arthritis in his legs, he has a severe infection in his joints. His leg joint was full of pus and had doubled in size, was hot and had pitting edema. One of his eyes was also swelling. He has been on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications for weeks to treat pancreatitis. These same medicines would be what he needs to be on for his leg, except the meds are not doing anything for it. The vet and I discussed our options. We felt that the treatments that he would need would cause him a lot of pain and that it would not change our final outcome. We would be back having the same conversation in weeks. We would have tortured him for nothing. I am a firm believer in quality of life. If I am going to ask you to endure painful treatments I must know that at the end of them you are going to have quantity and quality of life. It is hard because we want to save them, we want them to live. But sometimes just because you can treat them, it does not mean you should. I firmly believe in this case, letting him go was the right thing. He was a very sweet old fellow and I am thankful that we had the chance to know him. I am sorry Alana
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