9.22.2010

Molly is Failing

I returned home from my trip this afternoon unfortunately to find my dear old Molly is not doing well at all.  We had her to the vet before I left because she is so weak and thin (1.9 kilos) but I didn't want to make any hasty decisions before leaving.  I was afraid something would happen while I was away, but she has hung on and I think she may have been waiting for me to come home!  She has deteriorated since I've been gone; she has trouble walking, and now she is struggling for breath when she purrs.  I lay on the bed and she staggered over to me and gave me a gentle head butt on my cheek that was so sweet, but I know she was telling me it's time to let her go.

I'm going to contact my vet tomorrow and we will discuss helping her to the bridge.  My goodness it's so hard...

56 comments:

Brian said...

I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear that about sweet Molly. Yes, it's so hard, but it's her decision and you will do what is best for her. Love ya Molly.

Mama Bear said...

Cat,
I am so sorry to hear that. I remember from your earlier post that you were worried about her advancing age and its implications. It makes me want to go and hug my furry boys (and girl)and appreciate the time I do have with them. My thoughts are with you ....m

Furkidsmom said...

My heart goes out to you. They certainly do know how to tell us, don't they? I know that Sniffie will be there to greet her when she gets to the Bridge. As hard as it is to let her go, you are giving her the kindest gift.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Natalie said...

*Hug*

The Monkeys said...

We are so sorry to hear about Molly and we are sending you the biggest purrs in this difficult time.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Molly. We are purring for her and for you during this difficult and sad time.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear that Molly is doing so poorly now. We know this has to be so hard for you but just remember you are trying to do the best for her, even if it is hard and sad for you. We are sending over lots of purrs and prayers for her and for you as well.

cats of wildcat woods said...

I am so sorry to hear Molly has deteriorated so much. You will know when the time is right. It is a gift for her to help her to the Bridge. Sending light and love to you all.

Sparkle said...

Perhaps Molly was waiting for you to come home; this happened with my human and one of her old cats long before I was around. I'm sending soft purrs and licks to both of you at this very hard time.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about your sweet Molly. We wish her a peaceful and gentle journey across the Bridge. Purrs to you, Cat ...

Fin said...

I am sending rumbly purrs to sweet Molly and to all of you.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Mom is in tears. We are so very sorry and send our love to you and Molly. Lots of love and great big hugs, Holly and mom

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrs and prayers from us about Molly!!!
((((((HUGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Purrs and hugs to Ben!!
Clemmie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We know this is such a hard time for you. We will be thinking of you tomorrow. Sending warm purrs and tail wags.

Junior and Orion said...

We don't think we have met you before, but we are very sorry to hear about Molly.

Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear this. Know that you will be surrounded by purrs.

WildFlowers said...

sending a hug. there are too many kittys crossing the bridge lately. too many. it is heartbreaking. we send purrs for Molly. the vision of her giving you a headbutt in the midst of her lack of energy just is so remarkable. she needs you now. we will purr. i am so sorry to hear this.

-US4 CATS

Simba said...

My Mom and I are so sorry to hear this. I am sure it was not easy to get back and find her failing. It seems you have given her a wonderful life, but it is so hard when a beloved kitty reaches this stage. We will be thinking of you and saying purrs.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very sorry. We knew from what you said before, that this day was fast approaching ... but we hoped and prayed it wouldn't be soon.

We are sending Molly our love and a promise that we won't forget her ~ may her journey be peaceful, and may she be surrounded by love when her time comes.

And we are sending you love and ((((hugs)))) too ~ we know how hard it will be for you to let your precious baby go, even though in your heart of hearts, you know it is right for her.

Purrs and love from us all. xxx

Kea said...

Oh, Cat, I'm sorry....My thoughts and prayers are with you both, I'm sending universal Light, praying for Molly's peaceful transition and for comfort for your aching heart.

(((Hugs)))to you and kitty kisses to Molly.

Blessings and Peace.

-Kim

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no I am so sorry to hear this. I will be keepng you in my thoughts and GJ will purr loudly for you. Be strong for your little one.. With love Carol and GJ xx

Anonymous said...

Cat,

So sorry to hear about Molly... my thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

Gillian

Mishkat said...

Cat, I am so sorry to hear this! I agree with Cheri that helping Molly go to the bridge is a gift you can give her, but I know it must be so difficult for you. I'm sending all good thoughts for a peaceful passing for Molly when it's her time to go, and lots of (((hugs))) to you to help you handle the decision.

Love and purrs from Katie and the Mishkat cats

Hannah and Lucy said...

Cat I am so sorry to hear Molly is failing quickly - I know that what you have to do is not easy I had to have a cat of over 19 years sent to
Rainbow Bridge last November and I still miss her so much it hurts but it was the kindest thing I could do for her. I'm weeping now as I type this to you - we know you will not let her suffer.
With love and gentle purrs from Hannah and Lucy xx xx and mum Sue xx

Poppy Q said...

We are purring for you and your sweet girl, and are glad she waited for you.

Gentle hugs.

Julie and Poppy Q

CCL Wendy said...

Oh dear! This must be so difficult for you. You've had Molly for so long. I wish for her a peaceful passing and for you a peaceful heart.

Maggie May said...

*tears* We are all so sorry to hear this news on Molly. What a gorgeous calico she is and quite the trooper too. What a long life she has had, everycat should be so lucky. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you and Molly during this very difficult time.
♥ Maggie May and The Creek Cats

OKcats said...

I am so sorry. This is such a painful thing to deal with. It's the hardest part about loving and being loved by a pet. Knowing it's the right thing to do doesn't make it any easier. But Molly is lucky to have you to help her and to love her. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Jana (mom to Fuzzy and Zoe)

Cat-toure Cat Clothes said...

I'm sorry, I hope the vet has an answer so Molly can get better.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry to hear that it is time for Molly to leave. You have our hugs and purrs.

Luf, Us and Maw

Parker said...

We are so very sorry - it's the hardest thing that pet 'rents have to do for their kids, but it also the kindest.
We send our purrs and our prayers.

Forever Foster said...

I'm so very sorry. We are sending you lots of love and gentle hugs at this really tough time. You're a good cat, Molly.

Alexi said...

We iz so sad to hear about your Molly. Mombean knows how difficult this decision can be. ((((Hugs))) and purrs from all of us at the Castle.

AFSS said...

We are sending hugs of comfort to Molly's family. We are so sorry that it she has to leave you behind.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to read that Molly is not doing well now, we know how difficult this is for you. Molly has been your friend for a very long time and we know you will do the very best you can for her.

We send you love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Molly. I'm sending comforting headbutts and purrs to you.

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about Molly and the difficult decision that lies ahead. Sending purrs your way today.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are so sorry to hear about Molly. It is a difficult decision, but she's letting you know that it's the one to be made. She waited for you so you can be the one to help her start her journey. She loves you very much and always will. We are sending gentle purrs and hugs your way.

Tia said...

Ah, me and my human are sorry to hear that this has happened. Snuggle her lots tonight and know that she will wait for you until you come. Have a headbutt from me and a squeeze from my human.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z sending yoo lots of purrs and headbonks. We know dat our moms (and dads) haf a really hard time wif deze kinds of things but, really, we count on yoo hoomans to not let us suffer. It still hurts tho and we know that. Always remember the good and happy times and that she will be waiting at the Bridge to cross over to Heaven with you.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're very sorry to hear that Molly will be going to the Bridge soon. It definitely sounds like she waited for you.

Sending purrs to help comfort you all during this sad time,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry that it is coming to the time for Molly's journey to the Bridge. We send purrs to her for a peaceful journey,and purrs to you for the strength to help her to make her journey.
(((hugs)))

TK and Squashies said...

We is so very sorry to hear of Molly. Is a testament of her love for you that she works to give you head-butts. Our thoughts and purrs are with you in this difficult time.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Cat, I was hoping this time would be a long way off yet. I'm sure she waited for you to say goodbye, and to purr "I love you, Mommy" one more time.
My heart is breaking for you, and I'm shedding tears as I type. It's our hard task to make sure our beloved friends don't suffer.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you when you say farewell; and that it's not forever.
Love, MomKat Trish

Marg said...

Oh I am so sorry about Molly. I just saw this on Catblogosphere. Lots of purrs coming to you Molly. We are so sad about this and Mom eyes are filling with water. Big hugs to Mom. We will be thinking about you. What a good girl to wait until you got home.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're so sorry. This is one of the hardest things you ever have to do, but it is the one last thing you can give to them.

Sending comforting purrrrss and gentle headbuttss to all.

ppuurrrrrrrr

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry to hear about beautiful Molly; the love is so strong and the sorrow so deep when we have to let them go...Love is an energy that never dies and in that way, Molly will be with you forever...Sending you love and big hugs, wishing you and your family comfort during this difficult time...J

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

Cat.
I know that Molly waited for you so that she could say goodbye and so that you could be part of her last day. This is as good as it gets. They give us so much. We give them our love. If they live a long life with us, everybody wins. I've got you in my heart as you go through this transition with your precious Molly.
Love,Chrystal

ABBY said...

WE are all purring for you and dear Molly.
our hearts ache for you and we will keep you in our purrayers and light a candle in Molly's name tonight.

***

The years I've worn you,
warm on my shoulder,
ended here ...
surprised to find us older.

And there was nothing
left to do today
but hold you close
and help you on your way.

Be still, my little cat.
Be well; be free.
I know that you're somewhere near,
and loving me.

purrs
Abby

Tamago said...

Oh no Cat, I am so sorry to hear this....Sweet Molly was waiting for you because she loves you so much. My thoughts are with you.

ML said...

Sending you love and purrs from all of us.
Mommy ML, KC & Kitties

Au and Target said...

We're purring for you all. Au and Target

SS1212MM said...

Hi sweetie, remember that Molly will be met at the Bridge by Doobie, Tippy Toes, Tigger and Abby...and of course Max and Allie. She wont be alone darling.
Love
Sis
xoxoxo

Kat's Kats said...

This is the reason my husband says that he doesn't like cats. It tears him up to lose one.

Purrs & prayers from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde and their Feeders for the best outcome.

Remember the memories of love you all share.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I haven't met you yet or your dearest precious Molly but I feel your pain too..right in my heart, and me and my kitty send our purrs and love you both of you. Molly, look for Robin..she is a black baby with an orange paw. You'll love playing with her at the Bridge.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I know how sad you are feeling and I send love and comfort to you and your dearest Molly.

Molly, look for Robin, a sweet black little girl with an orange paw..she will be waiting to play with you at the Bridge.

Love and purrs, baby..to you and mommy.