This is going to be a bit out of order, as I hadn’t even posted about Christmas yet. 2009 started out well with a relaxing morning and a trip to the gym. When we got back from the gym I put the kids to bed and realized I was feeling pretty wiped too. I figured it was from the trip and I was just starting to wind down. By that evening I had a high fever that lasted through the whole weekend. To make it all worse. My diabetic cat Onie fell into a coma on Saturday afternoon, and wouldn’t you know it, right after the vet closed for the day.
She had been losing weight before Christmas, but decided to take her to the vet after the new year. Once I had gotten sick, I just didn’t get her in. By that evening she had come out of it once and lifted her head, and I thought this is good news. We knew if she ever went into a coma to put corn syrup on her gums to help regulate her sugars. This I think helped for a bit, but she fell asleep and went right back into it. After many tears, pets, prayers, cuddles I was shocked to see she made it through the night. Chris would come in throughout Saturday and Sunday to give her water (in a sryinge). It got to where she couldn’t swallow hardly or even open up her mouth. Sunday morning she had been sleeping, when I went to pet her. I heard her purr! It was the first time I had heard her purr in over 24 hours. She lifted her head and looked at me and would continue to purr. My hopes were risen and I thought, that’s it, she’s coming to. The purring seem to last awhile. After about 30 minutes she passed. Chris and I were with her, petting her and saying our goodbyes. My heart is broken. She was either 11 or 12 years old and we had her for 10. She had been diabetic for the last 4 years of her life.
As Dane came in, we put him on the bed to tell him Onie was in heaven and playing with God. His response was ‘how fun!’ This of course made us smile. He then said “momma, stop crying. Drink your coffee and watch Frasier!” As I had mentioned above, I had been in bed sick for the weekend. I got the Frasier DVD set for Christmas and had been watching them when I was in bed.
We let all the other animals say their goodbyes as well. Nina (her cuddle buddy) has been a bit restless and showing some depression. A picture is attached of Nina and Onie laying on a chair in their usual position. For 10 years they had slept together and become the best of friends. Last night was the first night in 10 years Nina or me didn’t have Onie to cuddle with.
We were going to bury her under the weeping willow in our back yard, but Texas has lots of rock and hard clay dirt. This makes digging extremely hard. Chris dug to 1 1/2 feet and it just got too difficult. After about an hour of digging, we decided to have her cremated. I hope to get her back within the week.
I will miss her everyday. Onie is the grey one as Nina is my orange/black/white kitty.
Onie Nonie Aarhus 1996 or 1997-January 4, 2009