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I had to say goodbye to Ranma kitty
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Last night, Ranma started acting a little weird. He was meowing occasionally, didn't want dinner and didn't have any energy and then crawled under the bed. I noticed he was breathing quite heavily. I decided to take him to the emergency vet. They put him in an oxygen tank and took a blood test. His kidney disease had progressed some and his iron levels / red blood cells were at critical levels. He was dehydrated but they couldn't give him fluids because it would drop his iron levels too low. To keep him stable for a few days he would have needed a blood transfusion while they ran other tests. But the vet said the most likely outcome is that the kidney disease was causing his body to no longer produce enough red blood cells. Which would require more transfusions. All this stuff would have cost $1300-$1900 and thats not even including the actual treatments once they find the main problem making him sick. I don't have thousands of dollars and I knew that my baby was just going to suffer through all these things as his quality of life fades away. I knew this day would come when he was diagnosed with kidney disease last August and had tried to mentally prepare myself that he would deteriorate... but it just happened so suddenly. I had to make the heartbreaking decision of letting him go last night. Ethan called Chez and Ash so they could come and say goodbye and we all spent ages just patting him and crying. I miss him so much. It hurts so bad. I've cried all day today.

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