Postscript on Loki

One of the vets from Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine called Wednesday to report on the result of Loki's autopsy. Bottom line: They still don't know what caused the kitten's extensive brain damage but we did the right thing by bringing him in and having him put to sleep. The masses in his brain had expanded to the point that the pressure caused pain and Loki would have died in another day or two but would have suffered much more had we not chosen to end his short life.

One of the vets from Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine called Wednesday to report on the result of Loki’s autopsy. Bottom line: They still don’t know what caused the kitten’s extensive brain damage but we did the right thing by bringing him in and having him put to sleep.

The masses in his brain had expanded to the point that the pressure caused pain and Loki would have died in another day or two but would have suffered much more had we not chosen to end his short life.

We still miss him a great deal, as do our three grown cats, but it helps to know we spared him more pain in his last few days of life.

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5 Responses

  1. I’m glad you were left alone to do what you felt was the best.. Sometimes,it seems like
    animals and their owners are treated with more respect, dignity and compassion than are human beings.. It’s a sad, sad decision to be forced to make..

  2. Bless you Doug & Amy for loving so much and trying so hard for the lil guy.Its so emotional for me how something so small can be so loved in such a short time. Everytime I lose a feral kitten its hurts like its the first time.

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