Alice, My heart cries for you. I have gone thru this twice and now my Miss 
Clara is beginning the journey.  I wish you peace. Hold on to the good memories 
in your heart.
Alice Hanson
> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:09:17 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is gone.
> You asked if he passed at home. No, I got home from work and checked on him, 
> he 
> was laying stretched out on the bedroom floor. Glenn had syringe fed and 
> watered 
> him through the day. He was breathing harder than normal, he had been 
> breathing 
> fast, trying to get oxygen. I kept thinking any day he'll begin to improve 
> like 
> he did in July and August when he first crashed with anemia. I gave him some 
> pedialyte and carried him to the bathroom to see if he needed to use the 
> litter 
> box. For the first time, he did not stand up and his sides were heaving-he 
> laid 
> out on the linoleum and even laid his head on the floor, which he has never 
> done 
> when anyone was near. He was always alert and watching his people and 
> interacting. His eyes were clear, but he was exhausted. After a lot of tears 
> and 
> wavering back and forth, we ended up taking him to the emergency vet clinic. 
> It 
> was very hard, but I did not think he was going to last very much longer, 
> maybe 
> another day and thought it would be cruel to let him go through the night 
> unable 
> to get enough oxygen-the anemia robbed him of all the rbcs needed to 
> circulate 
> oxygen. He was the bravest and most willing little guy-always came in for his 
> meds when he thought it was time, never fussed. He was truly our little 
> prince 
> and our lives have a huge emptiness right now. Rosie is having a time trying 
> to 
> figure out where he is, but I think she will be ok in a while. We took him to 
> the crematorium and have picked his little picture urn and his name plaque.
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