posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:35 PM
Originally posted by asala
aww poor kitty, I wish her well,
Also do what you feel is right when making a choice about your cat, Sometimes we can work through things that may be difficult,
My kitty lost her eyes and they wanted her putdown, but i asked myself would i put a blind child down? My anwer "NO"
Good luck and keep us posted on her recovery,
Thanks for the kinds words
It's sound odd but that is the way I see it with animals too. I think of them similar to children who can't obviously make decisions for
themselves. I won't have her put down. She's is too young and doesn't deserve it.
Although I have thought about it if she gets to the point where it wouldn't be fair on her. Otherwise it will definitely be NO!
I got a call from my vet around 40 mins ago. She said that Skitz is now trying to walk on her back legs and is now eating also. She also thinks that
with some pain relief and a few weeks rest she should recover well.
On the downside, they haven't had time to go over Skitz's X-rays properly yet, so there may be a chance they find something they missed.
I hope not.
I agree with you. Just because an animal loses both eyes does not mean that it is useless and may as well be put down. There is still much a cat can
do. For one, their hearing is remarkable, thus possibly making up for lack of sight! Also, without her eyes it's possible the rest of her sense
would be heightened. I think you made the right choice.
As long as the cat is happy and not in pain then she deserves to be here as much as
any other animal or person.
Sorry for the long post, i'm just a little happy now with the snippet of good news I was given. I'll definitely keep the posts updated.
p.s: thanks again for your kind words, and you cat is gorgeous
[edit on 6/9/2005 by redize]