December 7th 2005 4:40 pm
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I finally decided I needed to bring Marta into the vet to be put to sleep. She was not doing well and she really probably had no quality of life left. I don't think she even knew her own name, let alone anything we said to her or who we are. She had no concept of anything really except eating, drinking, bodily functions, and sleeping which are all most likely instinct more than anything. It had just gotten too hard to care for her and clean up after her all the time and it isn't like she was getting much out of it anymore.
I am 99% sure she had a brain tumor which is probably what started her seizures over a year ago and she had just gotten progressively worse over the last year. She circled almost constantly when she was awake and on her feet, and it was always the counter clockwise direction, which the vet indicated had to do with brain tumor stuff (and would explain her blindness too). With the circling she ran into walls and anything in her path (a lot) and hit her head and would wince/yelp, but it didn't stop the circling. I know she couldn't help it and I feel so bad; I wish I could have helped her more.
Marta is deeply missed along with her little "brother" MoJo!!! The house is SO QUIET with them both gone now. The poor kitty is going to be sick of me soon. I will be following him everywhere seeking attention and affection and bestowing all of my attention on him. LOL!
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