Smokeycoon's Azure Jewel of Firerose 4/28/96-1/3/14

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  1. Janet and Izzy (GA)

    Janet and Izzy (GA) Member

    Jul 3, 2013
    It is with great sadness and broken heart that I share with you I send Izzy aka MDK to the Rainbow Bridge this morning at 11:22 am.

    The pneumonia was making it difficult for her to breath. She was unable to walk more that a foot or two before stopping and laying down and then deep breathing with her mouth open. She had been on Zeniquin for a week with no improvement.

    The other antibiotic to try were one I can't remember which was contraindicated due to her kidneys and Convenia, which I don't like and is also contraindicated for her kidneys. She was not a candidate to go under anesthesia for a lung lavage to determine what type of infection we were dealing with. He was quite sure she would not likely make it.

    I could not continue to watch her struggle for every breath. She would just lay down with that forlorn look in her eyes as she concentrated on each breath, so I opted to set her free. I wanted to make that choice for her so we were surrounded by the clinic staff she knows and is comfortable with rather than end up in the emergency room with strangers. The AC told me, she would reach the new year, but that she would tell me after the new year when it was time.

    As I spent those last minutes alone with her, waiting for the vet to come in...I could truly see her struggling for each breath and I knew for certain, this was the right thing to do.

    She had a good life and I know in my heart of hearts I did everything I could for her and then some. More than most people (company here excluded of course) would have ever dreamed of...but my heart is broken.

    I love you Princess.
  2. MJ+Donovan

    MJ+Donovan Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Lighting Butthead's candle for Izzy....


  3. julie & punkin (ga)

    julie & punkin (ga) Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    oh janet, i'm so very sorry. holding you close in my heart today.

    fly free little one. you are blessed.

  4. Rachel & Chyna (GA)

    Rachel & Chyna (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2012
    I'm so, so sorry to hear of your loss :cry: . You were a wonderful bean to care for her so much, and my thoughts are with you today. :YMHUG:
  5. lovey11

    lovey11 Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss of your precious kitty. I send prayers for peace to help you deal with your loss.

    You should be happy that you did so much for her and did not want her to suffer in the end.
  6. terri1962

    terri1962 Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2011

    I am so sorry your beautiful Izzy has went to the Rainbow Bridge. Sending prayers your way.

  7. Lauren&Tommy (GA)

    Lauren&Tommy (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    I'm so sorry to hear about Izzy and what a selfless final act to set her free, free from pain and now able to breathe in deep all the wonders that is Heaven. Fly free Izzy, remember to visit your momma and let her know you're alright. What a wonderful bean you are Janet :YMHUG:
  8. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009

    I am so very sorry. Izzy is a beautiful girl an incredible name. Somehow, I like Izzy better! I often think the hardest thing we have to do is listen to what our kitties are telling us and have the courage to make what in undoubtedly, a painful decision. You listened to your girl. There is no greater act of love and caring.

    Fly free Izzy and land softly. There are many of our beloved kitties waiting for you at the Bridge to keep you safe until you are reunited with the one you love best.
  9. Tigger's Friend

    Tigger's Friend Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2013
    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious kitty. Setting them free to be at peace without pain is the greatest gift - and the greatest sacrifice. My thoughts are with you today.
  10. Josie & Ripley (GA)

    Josie & Ripley (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    ((((Janet)))), I am so very sorry. You were such a loving mamabean for Izzy.
    Sending you love and light.♥

    Fly free, sweet Izzy.
  11. Tara & Buster

    Tara & Buster Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    Fly free dear, sweet Izzy. Please come back and visit once you've found your way. ((Janet)) wings_cat
  12. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    BIG HUGE LOOOOOOOOONG HUG...I'm so sorry it was Izzy's time to cross but she knew enough love and care for many lifetimes.

    Fly high sweet Angel...
  13. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    ((((((((((Janet)))))))))) You were so strong for sweet Izzy. Letting them go when they tell us it is time is one of the hardest things we need to do. But we love them so that we do it.

    Fly Free, Sweet Izzy! you cam now run and play by the Bridge, no more struggle and pain!

  14. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013

    So sorry to hear it was Izzy's time to leave you. The final gift we have to give is releasing our furkids from a body that has failed, but it's always a heartbreaking decision to make.

    Fly Free sweet Izzy, and land softly. Send your mamabean a sign that you're happy, healthy and will be watching over her until you can be together again. wings_cat

  15. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    (((Janet))) I am so sorry that it was Izzy's time today. You have done so much for the sweet girl, including giving her the hardest of gifts to give. :YMHUG: :YMHUG:

    Fly free sweet Izzy and land softly. There are many kitties at the bridge to welcome you.

  16. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    (((((Janet))))) I am so sorry. Izzy truly was a million dollar kitty and she had a million dollar bean. :D
  17. Doug N Libby

    Doug N Libby Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    oh, Janet, I'm so sorry to hear. She was fortunate to have someone who loved her so much.

    Praying your memories will be a great comfort to you in the days ahead -

    Libby (& Hershey, too!)
  18. Harley and Pattie

    Harley and Pattie Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I am so sorry for Izzy's passing. She is no longer struggling for her breath. Hugs for you Janet. You were a great mom and izzy knew that

  19. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((hugs)) So sorry for your loss .. even when we know it is the best choice to make, it never becomes easy ...
  20. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    I'm so sorry. I know how very hard it is to do, but she is free of her struggling.... her pain.
    We just never have enough time with them.
    Fly Free Izzy - mdk
  21. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sorry ((((((((((Janet)))))))))) I wish I could give you a real hugs. Big tears, here :(

    You did do everything you could for her, and I know she knows it and she loves you very much.

    I will light a candle to honor Izzy and to help find her way.
    What a beautiful name she has Smokeycoon's Azure Jewel Of Firerose.

    Fly Free, Beautiful One.
    Please give your mom a sign that you are okay.
  22. Kim & Twice

    Kim & Twice Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Janet, I am so sorry it was time to let Izzy go. Bless you for making the toughest, yet most loving decision a bean has to make. She was very lucky to have you :YMHUG:

    Fly free Izzy. Land softly rb_icon
  23. Hillary & Maui (GA)

    Hillary & Maui (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    I am so sorry. I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing what a wonderful, full life you shared and that you gave her the final gift any bean can give to their loved one - making that awful decision and helping her pass.

    Fly free sweet Izzy, may you soar high and wide and land softly. You are much loved and will be sorely missed.
  24. Deb & Spot

    Deb & Spot Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss. Fly free, Izzy.

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  25. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Jan 11, 2010
    (((((Janet))))), your lovely girl is at rest and her star is lighting up the heavens tonight. Fly free, sweet Izzy, on your beautiful new golden wings. You are much loved.

    In deepest sympathy,

    Ella & Edward, Rusty, and Stu (GA)
  26. Cleo & Jane (GA)

    Cleo & Jane (GA) Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    ((((Janet)))) I am so sorry it was Izzy's time. It is a hard thing to have to do, but also the most unselfish. Prayers to comfort you. wings_cat
  27. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    I am so sorry it was Izzy's time to cross, Janet. Everyone in LL could (and still can) feel the depth of your love for her. Our hearts and prayers are with you, now and always...
  28. Wendy&Tiggy(GA)

    Wendy&Tiggy(GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Oh janet, I am so sorry for your loss... Poor sweet baby... ((Hugs))
  29. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    ((((Janet))))) my heart breaks for your heartache at having to let your beautiful princess go. It was always clear how very devoted you've been to her and her care. I know it is hard to find any comfort when you just miss her; but you did give her the greatest gift of love.

    fly free, sweet Izzy. So loved and so missed.
  30. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Janet, I am so very sorry to read about Izzy. I know you made the right choice. Izzy does too, and she thanks you for it. It is never easy.... I hope the memories will be of comfort for you. She will never be far away, always tucked away a the corner of your heart. Fly free little one, you will be greatly missed.
  31. mariko

    mariko Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I am so very sorry for your loss of beautiful Izzy.
    Sending love and prayers to your broken heart....
    Fly free, Izzy.
  32. RichNW & Rex

    RichNW & Rex Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2012

    Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss!!!
    Izzy will be free of pain and an angel looking over you!

    Fly Free Izzy!!!!!!
  33. MelissaEbby

    MelissaEbby Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    (((Janet))) I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and comfort to you during this very difficult time. wings_cat
  34. Anne&Muffin (GA)

    Anne&Muffin (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Janet, I don't know you, but I do know how you are feeling right now. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet princess. My deepest condolences.

    Fly free sweet Izzy, you will greatly missed.
  35. Tonya and Tiki

    Tonya and Tiki Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2011
    Oh Janet I am so sorry for your loss. The hardest part of loving our little furbabies is knowing the day will inevitably come when God calls them home. All we can do is love them as much as we can when they are here with us. You surely did just that. And your final act of love was letting her go. Take comfort in that and know she is now on the other side waiting for the day when you can be together again. God Bless.
  36. Emmy & Dude

    Emmy & Dude Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sorry for your loss - it's so difficult to see them struggle for breath and not be able to help them -you certainly gave her the wonderful gift of relief when you let her go. She left knowing love - but they leave such a hole in our lives and hearts.

    Sending many comforting prayers - it's a sad time.

    Emmy & Dude (GA) & Mittsi too
  37. Angela & Blackie & 3 Others

    Angela & Blackie & 3 Others Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    I'm so sorry to hear about this sad news. Please accept my condolences for your loss, and know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
  38. Pam & Hoot

    Pam & Hoot Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Izzy :cry:
    Fly Free Sweet Princess and land softly ♥
  39. MrZ

    MrZ Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    I'm so sorry to hear that you had to let your MDK go to the rainbow bridge. You gave her the most selfless gift possible. She'll have many wonderful kitties there to greet her and she will be ale to breath again without pain. She will always be with you.

    Fly free and land softly sweet little Izzy, mommas little Princess forever.

  40. Michele&Errol

    Michele&Errol Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    Janet I'm so very sorry to read of Izzy's passing. Bless you for taking such good care of her right until the very end, and may you remember the good times until you meet again. RIP sweet Izzy wings_cat
  41. Tigger's Friend

    Tigger's Friend Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2013
    Hi Janet, just thinking of you today & sending some comfort vines :YMHUG:
  42. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011

    Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beautiful little girl. No matter how long they live, it's never long enough, but Izzy had a remarkably long life, considering her issues, and I know it was filled with love. You are a wonderful mama bean, making that very tough decision with only her comfort in mind. I hurt for you, but know that she will never be far away, just waiting at the other side of the bridge.

    o:) :YMHUG: o:) :YMHUG: o:) :YMHUG:
  43. Dale 'n' Chip

    Dale 'n' Chip Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2012
    You'll never regret all you did for Izzy.

    Even a such a full life so well lived doesn't make it easier.

    rb_icon :YMHUG: rb_icon :YMHUG: rb_icon :YMHUG: rb_icon
  44. Reneemwriter

    Reneemwriter Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    Always so sad when we have to set one of our babies "free". . .thank you for loving her & giving her such a great, long, cared for, &a loved muchly life. Thank you for making that most diffiuclt of decisions to set her free. . .my tears are for you today. . .
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