GA 7/25/2020 Ollie received her wings

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Olive & Paula, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    After 6 hrs waiting in the car I was finally able to go in and hold Olive. She was purring up a storm and flipping her tail and most surprisingly letting me hold her (which she normally did not like to be held) snuggled her head in my neck as she received her wings.

    Ollie deteriorated so much in the last 2 days. Stopped eating yesterday. Trouble peeing, dribbling blood tinged urine for last week. Couldn't get meds in her yesterday. BG kept tanking. Hips seemed very sunk in last 2 days. Vets and other ER couldn't seem to do anything this past week to help her.

    Her grade 2 murmur is now grade 6. She had temp of 104.3. The abdominal mass (irregular shape/margins, probably cancerous) more than doubled in size pushing her other organs out of place. Especially the intestines, hence her problem with pooping. I asked if this was her left side (it was always painful if you touched it and it looked like it was bulging out to me). They said yes. Free fluid was starting to accumulate in abdomen. The chronic pancreatitis has caused a lot of damage and they said I never would have gotten a handle on it for her to be comfortable, pancreas was very abnormal.

    Yes, I could have had her admitted for a full workup on Monday with cardiologist and the doctor who does ultrasounds, but the fluids she would need even if careful would put her into congestive heart failure and she probably wouldn't improve any over the weekend.

    In the end, she would still have acro, pancreatitis, diabetes, abdominal mass, and HCM and it would all get worse over time. I couldn't put her through anymore. She looked miserable, uncomfortable and very lethargic. As much as I wanted to keep her with me, my heart said it was time to let her go.

    I'm devastated, broken in a million pieces. Its to much in 3 days.

    You were loved Ollie, RIP, soar high. You will be so missed.
  2. Tomlin

    Tomlin Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2019
    My heart aches for you reading this, but at the same time I picture Olive free and with those wings, free from her illnesses and at peace. You already have wings in my mind for all that you have done to care for Olive including granting her peace todaycat_wings>o. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I am so sorry for this sudden loss.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  3. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    That's how it was with Leoberry too, and he departed 7/5/2019. Our Acros take so much from us, but give us back so much. Leaving us with nine lifetimes of great memories.

    Ollie had the best of care. She was adored and loved. My heartfelt condolences to you. And tears. Fly free little one, you were a beautiful kitteh. Please join Leoberry at the Bridge.:rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula and Sue and Luci like this.
  4. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    You gave her that final gift we never want to give. She knows she was loved and showed you by purring and cuddling. It’s hard to let go but you didn’t want her to suffer. You did the right thing at the right time but it hurts so much I know. Take care of yourself.
  5. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    (((Paula))) you gave her so many chances....from day one of adopting another FD....that no one else would have done for her. You’ve done an amazing job handling her acro. I am so terribly sorry for your heartbreak and your loss. She knows every thing you did was from pure love.

    fly free, Ollie :rb_icon::rb_icon:cat_wings>ocat_wings>ocat_wings>o
    Olive & Paula and tiffmaxee like this.
  6. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sorry, (((Paula))) <3 I've always loved her.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  7. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    I am so very sorry, Paula. You gave Olive so much love and she will live on forever in your heart.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  8. Sarah and Blaze

    Sarah and Blaze Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2019
    Paula, I’m so so sorry. My heart hurts so much for you. You did so much for Ollie, she knows how much you love and care for her. She’s now free of pain and flying free. Thinking of you in this very difficult time♥️
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  9. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
  10. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    I am so sorry Paula - I am glad they let you in to snuggle with her, and you were with your beautiful girl as she crossed. I'll look to the sky tonight for that bright new star.

    She had 2 and a half wonderful years with you. You were always so attentive to her needs and did the right things, always.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
    JOJI and Kit and Olive & Paula like this.
  11. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2014
    I am so very sorry Paula. You took such good care of her. I know Boomer will be at the bridge to greet her. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  12. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009

    I'm so very sorry. Words are completely insufficient. I'm glad you had a snuggle as Olive crossed. She knew you were providing another act of kindness and love.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  13. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    ((((Paula)))) I am so so sorry to hear this news.
    I am so glad you were able to be with her. She was a lucky girl to have spent her final years with you.
    It is always so hard to make that final decision but you gave her the greatest gift of all setting her free.
    Fly free Olive cat_wings>o:rb_icon: You were much loved
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  14. Briere Fur Mom

    Briere Fur Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2019
    I'm so very sorry for such a devastating outcome. You were such a good mother to Olive. She's free from pain now.
    May the loving memories of Olive flood your heart with a sense of comfort in time. Prayers for you and many hugs :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Fly free sweet Olivecat_wings>o:rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  15. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    Olive will be missed by us all. So very sorry.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  16. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013

    So sorry it was Olive's time to go on to her next adventure, taking a large piece of your heart with her. Nobody could have done more for her, including knowing when it was time to let her go.

    Fly free sweet Olive and land softly. There are lots of friends at the Bridge to welcome you and show you the best places to chase butterflies, the sunniest spots to nap and most important of all, where to watch for the day your mama comes to join you and be with you forever. cat_wings>o
  17. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    (((Paula))) I’m so very sorry:bighug: You took such great care of Ollie and I’m glad you were able to hold her as she crossed:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: It’s always a difficult decision, even when we know it’s the right one. You gave her so much love in her final years, including this final, loving gift of setting her free.
    Fly Free Sweet Olive:rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  18. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011

    I've always admired people that take on a second diabetic cat, after losing their first. Olive was so lucky to have you for her mamabean, and she knew how much she was loved. You showed that love every day, and especially this one last time, by giving her the greatest, most selfless gift - freedom from suffering. Remember, she will never be far away, as she will always be in your heart.:bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free, Olive, and land softly. :rb_icon:
  19. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Oh Paula my heart is breaking for you.She knows that you did everything did and
    YOut were the best momma for here
    Please take a care of your , fly high sweet girl ♥⑩cat_wings>o
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  20. Erin and Moe

    Erin and Moe Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2019
    I’m so sorry, Paula. My heart breaks for you. :bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  21. Butters & Lyla

    Butters & Lyla Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2020
    My heart is broken for you Paula. There are no words. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  22. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Only tears. Fly free sweet girl. You were loved.

  23. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Paula you are one of the most dedicated momcats I've ever seen here. Ollie was lucky to have you in her corner.
    I know that feeling, when enough is too much. I let my Waldo go in much the same way.
    My heart goes out to you. Ollie has a new job now, looking after you. May she fly free and land ever so softly in your heart forever.
  24. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    So sorry for your loss. Glad you were able to hold her. Lots of hugs and prayers.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  25. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2018
    (((Paula))), I'm so very sorry. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  26. LindyNova

    LindyNova Member

    Nov 11, 2019
    First your Daddy, and now your sweet girl.....My heart is heavy for you, and my eyes shed tears for the pain you must be feeling. My all of your guardian angels wrap their loving wings around you for comfort & peace. You were a Godsend for Olive and she will watch over you always. cat_wings>ocat_wings>o

  27. Tom & Thomas (GA)

    Tom & Thomas (GA) Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    I am so sorry to read this. The depth of your love for Olive has always been so clear. Bless you for all you did for her.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2020
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  28. Karen & Lily

    Karen & Lily Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Paula, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Its always tough to lose a furry family member. She knows how much you loved her and helped her in any way possible. You now have a very special guardian angel looking over you. RIP Olive, prayers to you Paula. :bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  29. Bronx's dad (GA)

    Bronx's dad (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I am so sorry for your loss Paula. Acros create an extra special bond with us, Olive will be missed.

    Fly free sweet Olive :rb_icon: 13433.jpg :rb_icon:
  30. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    Paula, my heart aches for you. I'm so very saddened to hear of your loss...sweet Ollie is now flying free, free of pain and all the things that ailed her. I'm so glad that you knew in your heart what was best for her, as you always have and now here at this time to allow her to be without pain and now the pain, the grief is on you to bear. She'll be with you in your heart and memories forever.

    Please know that your FD family is sending you our warmest heartfelt hugs and prayers. It's always a sad time to let one of our dear sweet one's go...she'll be waiting for you there on the other side...cat_wings>o
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  31. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    Our ACROS are very special and tough :bighug::bighug::bighug:I am soo glad that you got to hold her while she passed peacefully Take care of your self Paula your Dad and Ollie are both at peace know:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:cat_wings>ocat_wings>o:rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon:
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2020
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  32. Osha

    Osha Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    ((Paula)) My heart hurts for you. I am so sorry for the loss of sweet Olive and your dad. Sending tons of love. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Olive & Paula likes this.
  33. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2018
    Paula, I can't believe you lost your little girl !! I'm so sad for you.... :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    At least you could hold her in your arms, making her feel secure. No more pain for sweet little Ollie, but such a loss for you! She will always be there for you...cat_wings>o
    Sending you love and strength to go through all this ! :bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  34. Michsassy

    Michsassy Member

    Jun 6, 2020
    So so sorry for your loss of Olive and the heartbreak you are feeling. She was lucky to have you take such great care of her.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  35. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2015
    Hugs Paula. I am so very sorry. I am glad that you got to be with your girl as she passed. :bighug:cat_wings>o:rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  36. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2018
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: For you Paula. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
  37. Tina Marie and Jan

    Tina Marie and Jan Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2019
    Paula, I just wish this wasn't so. I've hesitated writing out of a sense of shock, and a loss of words. You and Ollie were so good to Tina and me - and an important part of our lives during our months on insulin, and after, too. I was already reading about you and Ollie even as a lurker. You are so involved, loving, and Olive was a beautiful and lucky little girl. You saved a darling of a health challenged kitty, and also shared her with all of us.
    We love you, and thank you, and hurt deeply for you.

    :rb_icon:We do not hurt for Ollie - she is free now and very very lovely in her glorious spirit. She gave you one last thank you and hug.cat_wings>o and she wants you to know you were amazing for her.
    Your dad is free too, and YOU, my darling are an angel on this imperfect earth, and I hope your pain isn't excruciating for too long.
    Please take lots more of these:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  38. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2019
    I'm so sorry Paula it's heart breaking! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  39. Beck and Philly

    Beck and Philly Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    I'm just reading this and crying. Huge hugs! She was so very lucky to have you.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  40. Abby and Cassie

    Abby and Cassie Member

    Jun 11, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss, hugs. :rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  41. Mandy & Rex

    Mandy & Rex Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2017
    I'm very sorry, Paula. You did everything you could for Ollie. She knew it by snuggling with you at the end. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  42. J.J. and Phoebe Squeak

    J.J. and Phoebe Squeak Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    Oh, Paula! I am so sorry to hear this news. Ollie was SO loved. I'm so glad you were able to be with her. My heart is breaking for you. Try to do something nice for yourself. :bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  43. Zelda & Walter

    Zelda & Walter Member

    Sep 8, 2019
    Dear Paula— so very sad to hear this news. Please take care—thinking of you.
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  44. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    Oh Paula! I’m so sorry! I’m so glad though, that they let you in to cuddle her. You gave Ollie so much love and you fought to get the very best care for her. It takes a very special person to adopt a sugar kitty after having to say goodbye to one. Ollie was a lucky kitty to have you for a mom! Take care of yourself , you’ve been through a lot. Hugs and prayers being sent your way!
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  45. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Jan 11, 2010
    Dear Paula, Your beautiful, brave girl is settling in at the Bridge, surrounded by our GAs and, I am sure, enjoying a welcome feast whipped up in her honor by all the Chefs and Culinary Crew at the Bridge Kitchen. Maybe pickles are on the menu.

    Olive was an amazing kitty and you an amazing mamabean. I feel privileged to have actually known Ollie "in cat", if only for a few hours (when @Linda and Bear Man and I drove the second lap of her journey to you). She was such a good traveler. I know that she knew she was going to a loving home. You gave her the best of care and you both tried so hard to overcome all of her health issues. I am thankful that you were able to spend those precious moments with her before she donned her angel wings.
    You welcomed her to your home with love and you gave her a loving farewell. She will always be with you in that special place in your heart that belongs only to her. cat_wings>o

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Ollie, and your Dad,

    Ella & Edward, Rusty (GA) and Stu (GA)
  46. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    @Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) ,

    I remember that day so well. You both took time away from the Carnival to drive her. Threat of a blizzard pending. She remained a great traveler, loved to visit my dad in the facility. On the few days I had to take her (to monitor) to work with me, she never failed to complete her job (sleeping).

    I so miss her and want her back.
  47. JL and Chip

    JL and Chip Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I’m so sorry. They all take a part of us with them when they leave, but acros especially so. They endure so darned much, and so stoically ... how can they not steal our hearts. I’m quite sure Tubby snorted “good riddance” to his ravaged body as he earned his wings. I wish I could temper the pain you feel, but you always did right by Olive. My thoughts are with you.
    Ti-Mousse, JeffJ and Olive & Paula like this.
  48. Judy and Freckles

    Judy and Freckles Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2019
    From one acro mom to another, it's just not fair. These fur kids of ours give so much to us yet when they leave, they take a big part of our hearts with them. Every place you look there are reminders of little ones. It doesn't get any easier does it?

    Tears are flowing as I feel your loss. A person feels so helpless that there is nothing one can do. I know you want her back. Lots of hugs...
    Sonia & Leo and Olive & Paula like this.
  49. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Paula, I'm so very sorry that you've lost your beautiful girl. You went above and beyond to give her a good life. With you she had a million extra chances that otherwise wouldn't have been given to her. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
    Ti-Mousse and Olive & Paula like this.
  50. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2019
    I am totally in shock. I definitely didn’t expect to check in and see such devastating news, I wasn’t expecting it. Ollie was such a beautiful cat I’m so sorry it was her time to go. I am so glad you got to be with her in her final moments.

    fly free and land softly little Olive, you will be missed by all cat_wings>o:rb_icon::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  51. Panic

    Panic Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2019
    I am so, so sorry Paula. :bighug: You should be comforted to know you went above and beyond for her and did what was best. It still hurts though. Many hugs. :rb_icon:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  52. Kristin and Dewey

    Kristin and Dewey Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    There are no words that can take away the sorrow, I know, but sending prayers. You will see her again. cat_wings>o:rb_icon::bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  53. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2016
    Sorry Paula. :bighug:
    And for Olive :bighug: :bighug:
    Olive & Paula likes this.
  54. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I'm so sad to see this, Paula. Your care and devotion have always been inspirational; you really were the angel Olive needed and deserved. I wish you comfort and peace after these difficult good-byes.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
  55. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2015
    (((Paula))) I’m so very sorry You took such great care of Ollie and were an inspiration to everyone I’m glad you were able to hold her as she crossed It’s such a gift even though it’s so hard to do Hope by now the tears of sadness are turning to tears of gratitude as you remember her sweet life with you
  56. Becky & Baby Girl GA

    Becky & Baby Girl GA Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2017
  57. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Oh my goodness Paula! I am so sorry to hear about Olive! I swear my heart stopped for a moment when I saw the GA and the title, and I find myself at a loss for words. I think the last time I checked in she was starting to have issues, but it just breaks my heart that she declined so quickly. You were such a rock star with Olive, and I always so admired your tenacity in getting her the care and meds she needed. You never gave up, and you ensured she had a wonderful life with you. And in the end, when it all became too much, you eased her suffering. Always looking out for her and fighting for her best interests.

    I have loved getting to know Ollie over the last couple of years. It was clear how much you loved each other, and I thank you for sharing her with us. I am sending you many hugs, and vines of love and peace. Take care of yourself Paula. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

Share This Page