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GA My Thomas is gone

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Tom & Thomas (GA), Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Tom & Thomas (GA)

    Tom & Thomas (GA) Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    My sweet, sweet guy is gone. I am undone.

    I think he had a good life and he didn't suffer long. But he deserved more life and a better death.

    While I am still propelled by shock more than grief...

    At my vet's this afternoon as we were considering maybe some fluids and an x-ray as next steps, Thomas suddenly went into rapid, labored breathing. He was in evident pain as I drove to the hospital, and he may have lost consciousness by the time we got there. Massive amounts of blood in the abdomen. They weren't able to get him stabilized. Multiple arrests on the table. I'm going ahead with a necropsy.

    I went into the ER and kissed his little head as they let him go.
  2. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    (((Tom)))) I am so saddened for you to read this. Your Thomas was such a beautiful boy and it was always clear to me how much you love him. I am so sorry for your heartbreak and loss. I’m glad you were there with him when he crossed and he felt the love of the one he has always loved the most. I wish you peace and send my deepest condolences.

    Fly free, sweet Thomas.
  3. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm so sorry. Fly free Thomas. Sending prayers.
  4. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    I'm SO sorry it was Thomas' time to cross....we share tears for our babies today.

    Soar high on your new angel wings, land softly...

    Huge hug,
  5. Bronx's dad (GA)

    Bronx's dad (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I am so sorry for your sudden loss Tom, it was evident on how you took such great care of Thomas.

    My prayers are with you :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  6. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((((( Tom )))))
    I'm so sorry... so, so sorry. Thomas was a lucky cat to have you in his life. He felt the depth of your love and devotion til he took his last breath.
    Wishing you peace and comfort.
    :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:

    cat_wings>o Fly free sweet Thomas...
  7. Marc & Jen

    Marc & Jen Member

    Dec 13, 2018
    I am so sorry. I am relatively new to the forum so I didn't know you but my heart hurts to hear this. You are in my thought this evening :bighug:
  8. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    I’m so very sorry and sad to read this. :bighug:
  9. Julie and Honey

    Julie and Honey Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss, he knew you loved him. It is heartbreaking, especially when you are not expecting it.
  10. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    Tom, I am so, so sorry. My heart is breaking for the losses today, of your Tom and Lyresa's Doc. Saying goodbye is impossible at first. Thinking of you with love, Nikki.
  11. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2018
    Tom, I am so sorry that you lost your best friend, little Thos... ! You made him a wonderful life and were there to make him feel secure till the end ! He's still with you and loves you! :bighug::bighug::cat::bighug::bighug:
  12. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Tom, I am so, so sorry you lost Thos today. :bighug::bighug: It is never easy to lose out sugar babies and it was clear how much you cared for him. Take care of you too, this is such a shock.
  13. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    I am so very very sorry!:bighug::bighug::bighug:
  14. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2018
    I'm so sorry. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  15. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    So sorry to hear the news that it was Thomas's time to leave you. I totally understand how you feel tonight. China left quickly and without any real notice too. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free sweet Thomas and land softly. Send your daddy a sign that you're happy, healthy and waiting for the day when you'll be together again forever cat_wings>o
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  16. AmandaJean

    AmandaJean Member

    Mar 10, 2019
    This is heart breaking, I am so sorry :(
  17. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Tom:bighug::bighug: I am so sorry to hear that Thomas has left today. You must be in shock... it was so sudden. You have been an amazing bean to Thomas and I am glad you were with him as he passed. That would have comforted him.
    Fly free Thomas and land softly at the rainbow bridge:rb_icon:cat_wings>o
  18. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2016
    Two losses in one 24 hour period, this really sucks. Tom, I barely got to know you but I know you cared deeply.
    I don't know if a sudden loss equates to watching them slowly fade away but this kind of hurt has no comparison. Thomas was loved very much, I'm so sorry Tom.
    :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
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  19. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011

    I haven't been on the Board much lately, so I didn't "know" Thomas, but it is very clear to me how much you loved him, and that's really all that matters. I am so sorry for your loss. Take some time and be kind to yourself. Life will be different, but remember that he will always be close - nestled safely in your heart. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free, sweet Thomas, and land softly. :rb_icon:
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  20. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I am so sad to see this; your sweet Thomas was on my mind a lot today. Wishing you comfort at this heartbreaking time.:bighug:
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  21. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    Tom, I am so sorry that you lost Thos, it's clear to all of us that your guy was loved and couldn't have been luckier to have a wonderful caring bean.
    Fly free and land softly Sweet Thos:rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon:
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  22. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2018
    Fly free sweet Tom, I am so sorry to hear this, breaks my heart:bighug::bighug::bighug:
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  23. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your sweet boy! My heart and prayers go out to you.
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  24. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    Tom --

    I'm so incredibly sorry. Your love and devotion to Thomas was so clear in each of your posts. There are simply no words that will adequately reflect your grief. Those of us who have those very special kitties who have gained their wings feel that empty place in their heart along with you.

    After Gabby crossed, I came across this quote. I hope it gives you as much comfort as it gave me. "Cats never completely leave you. They side step time, shrug off death - come at the call of memory their beauty undiminished, their touch as gentle, their love perpetual."
  25. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    It is so very heartbreaking to read of another GA today...I'm so sorry for the pain you're experiencing. Please try to keep in your thoughts that Thomas is no longer in pain and is free of these earthly bonds. Fly free sweet Thomas - chase those butterflies in the meadow now - your work here is done. Sending prayers and hugs for you and your family today.cat_wings>o
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  26. Mandy & Rex

    Mandy & Rex Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2017
    I'm so sorry! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
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  27. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    I’m so sorry you lost Thomas. :(:rb_icon:cat_wings>o
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  28. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Oh my goodness Tom! I am so very it was Thomas' time to leave you. My heart is aching right now for the pain you are experiencing. I know how devastating it is when things go downhill so suddenly, but I hope you can take comfort in the fact that you were there for your boy and he knew how much you loved him. You were such a good bean to dear Thos and you gave him such a good life. I'm sending you hugs and vines of comfort, love, and peace during this difficult time. Take care of yourself. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
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  29. Jerry dutchboy

    Jerry dutchboy Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2019
    My heart breaks for you. So very sorry that you lost your buddy. I'm sure that he got comfort knowing you were there. Love and condolences to you. :bighug::bighug:
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  30. Erin & Scott

    Erin & Scott Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Oh, no - so sad to hear this. It's hard to lose a friend, especially so suddenly and unexpectedly. :bighug::bighug::rb_icon:cat_wings>o
    Farewell, sweet Thomas.
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  31. MindyC

    MindyC Member

    Feb 27, 2019
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you. :bighug:
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  32. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    Oh Tom, I am so very sorry to read this about Thomas. Many hugs, hoping you will take care of yourself as you grieve. I wish there was a way to ease your heartache. You and Thomas were so very fortunate to have shared so many years together. Cherish those memories, Tom.:bighug::bighug:cat_wings>o
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  33. Tom & Thomas (GA)

    Tom & Thomas (GA) Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    I am grateful for all these well wishes and kind thoughts. I wish I could give each of you my thanks.

    I am touched that some of you, even in our short time here, got to know the two of us a bit. And all of you number among the few who understand sharing a true and constant love with our little companions. That is what makes the board so much more than a place where people come for support in managing a disease.

    Thomas just a few days ago...

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
    Reason for edit: clarity
  34. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Dear Tom,
    Thomas, your precious boy, your buddy, will always be with you in that special place in your heart that belongs only to him. We are so sorry for your sudden loss. As Thomas begins his new journey, please know that he will be "in good paws" at the Bridge. :rb_icon:
    Fly free, sweet Thomas cat_wings>o on your beautiful golden wings. You are much loved.

    In deepest sympathy,
    Ella & Edward, Rusty (GA) and Stu (GA)
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  35. Amina&M'row

    Amina&M'row Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Fly free and live in our hearts forever! M'row is my first diabetic cat so maybe I'm mistaken, but I think we have a special closeness with our sugar babies. My heart cries for your sudden loss.
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  36. Debra and Yoyo

    Debra and Yoyo Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2018
    Very sorry to learn of your recent loss. It is a very sad time, but your memories will always remain with you. I may not have crossed paths with you on this site, but my heart goes out to you just the same. Please take care!
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  37. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    So sorry that this happened:bighug::bighug:.Thomas was very lucky to have you. Fly softly handsome boycat_wings>o:rb_icon:
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  38. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    So sad for you & Thomas. Many tears are being shed for your loss.
    Day of HEALING.jpg
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  39. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    What a beautiful fur kid you had. He was so lucky to have you. I read his chart again, and it is obvious you were a life saver to Thomas - you gave him near perfect regulation. That made his last months as good as they could ever be. Still it is so hard to lose our sugar kittehs. Perhaps Thomas is lucky to have passed so quickly. We see so many lingering issues here. I'm glad you were with him at the end.

    May his gentle spirit fly free and land softly at the Bridge. Thomas was loved.cat_wings>o
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  40. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2015
    Oh Tom! What a shock! I am so very sorry it was Thomas's time. I wish you peace as you try to make sense of it all.

    Fly high, Thomas, Land softly. cat_wings>o
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  41. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    Very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. Prayers for peace and comfort for you.
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