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Please keep Nova in your prayers

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by rhawk, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. rhawk

    rhawk I'm a CAT-HOLIC, proud cat parent & Catholic. Supporter

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    Sadly, here I go again. After losing ^Orion^ on December 15th, Nova is now very close to leaving as well. Nova in in full renal failure now and at the stage where it is very hard to get his interest in any foods. He has lost a lot of weight the last several months and is now about 7lbs (from 13 or 14). If yesterday and today are indication, it will be time early next week.

    It is not fun having 4 (counting ^Orion^) cats that are all about the same age, now that that are is 17+. Andromeda has had renal disease for a while as well and will soon enough be entering failure like Nova. I do not believe she will be with us past summer, but I pray she will be. Thankfully her sibling Apollo does not have renal issues at all.

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    Nova at about 2yo

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    Andromeda and Apollo Sept. 2004
     
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    JS: sorry for your cats. I firmly believe we see them again in heaven.
     
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  3. Heavenhome

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    Most definitely.
    I'm late coming in but prayers to our merciful, loving Heavenly Father who tenderly cares for all His creation, for your situation.
    Nova has a place ready in heaven while he waits to be reunited with you.:cat:

    God bless you and keep you:heart:
     
  4. rhawk

    rhawk I'm a CAT-HOLIC, proud cat parent & Catholic. Supporter

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    My sweet ^Nova^ and ^Andromeda^ left on May 26th and May 27th. It was devastating. Since 2004 I have lost 9 cats now (including ^Nova^ and ^Andie^). It never gets easier. I can say it get harder! I suppose the older I get the more I forms bonds or realize just how precious a life is? What ever the reason, this time felt chest crushing and the depression/sadness/sense of loss was worse than ever. The darkness has slowly been lifting and I have not been in tears daily for several days, which I suppose if good, and I know that it will continue to get easier with each day. Nights still stink, I keep waking repeatedly and not getting enough sleep, each time I sort of expect ^Andromeda^ against my side as she was for so long and ^Nova^ at my feet or other side of the bed.

    I picked up their urns at the vet 2 days ago. That was hard. I did cry having to drive them home for the last time in urns in bags.

    I know that the loss of ^Orion^ Dec. 15th hastened their illnesses as often is the case for lifetime mates (and husband/wives for people). I should have paid a lot more attention to them after that and perhaps it may have helps some for a short time. I did go through the gambit of begging, pleading, threatening, bargaining and wishing with God over them for a couple months. Of course I know that is silly and useless, but I think we all do it. God DID grant ^Nova^ a good last day, he was hungry and ate and he kept me and ^Andromeda^ company on the bed most of the day and ^Andie^ had a decent last day as well, sleeping with me by my head on the bed all day. (well I AM tearing up while I continue this).

    I have been trying to give a lot more attention to Apollo (^Andromeda^s actual brother who will be 17 end of the month) and Perseus (he turned 11 on June 1st) who was very close to ^Nova^. I fear that the 3 losses the last 6 months will cause Apollo to start on his road to the end and it scares me now. He has been roaming the house at night crying out for the others (and Apollo has about the loudest voice on the planet, it even startles the vet). He and Perseus have been acting different as well.

    I have a vet appointment for Apollo on Saturday. He needs a full checkup and to check his medication levels (he has had an auto immune disease [pemphigus] for a long time and so takes meds to suppress his immune system some). I am pretty sure he has cataracts as well now as his eyes seem hazy like ^Orion^s did his last year.

    On all my past cats, I KNOW that I will see them again in the afterlife. I know many people do not believe animals have that kind of soul, but aside from psalm 36:6, I KNOW that God would save the bond/love that we can feel with them, as it can be unconditional and pure. Why would He NOT keep something that can be the cause of so much love and happiness? Some people will say that the bible does not state that there animals will be saved (and I'll agree that not all will, but just the ones that have that special bond with people), but I say the Bible was made for MAN not animals and to help direct us with our salvation, not an animals. But hints are there if you look. After all, why would I expect to learn how to make an automobile after reading a book on building a house? My thoughts.

    Anyway, thank you for reading my ramblings over my feelings, thoughts and losses. Writing it out helps the healing. :)

    If you have any cats, make sure to give them a hug and nice chin scratch from me and make sure you sit with them tonight and play with them. If you have any dogs, give them a hug and belly rub from me and also sit and play with them. One day you will be glad you had.

    Sincerely,

    David
     
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  5. rhawk

    rhawk I'm a CAT-HOLIC, proud cat parent & Catholic. Supporter

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    Sadly tomorrow and Wednesday will be bitter-sweet. Monday is the 28th of June, ^Nova^ shared a birthday with me then. I am used to giving him a special breakfast and dinner. It was 2 days shy of a month he left. Wednesday will be ^Andromeda^'s and her brother Apollo's birthday, 33 days after she left. I'll try to make it a good day for Apollo. He is still crying for ^Orion^, ^Andromeda^ and ^Nova^ many times a day and night. He is very loud. This recording of him screaming for them was taken Friday evening about 20 seconds into it. He is 30 feet around a corner and down the hall from me wheil I record it.
    https://www.coolcybercats.com/images/messages/ApolloScreaming.m4a
    He has always screamed like this, it scares his vet. But he is sweet. He has been doing this a LOT since his sister left. Sometimes he will be laying next to me in bed and do it now and look where she used to sleep by my head. It almost makes me cry.
     
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