Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Heartbreaking Day with Fitzwilliam


Yesterday was tick-and-flea medicine day for the cats. This morning Fitzwilliam was deathly ill and neurologically impaired. We had him at the vet's office by 8:30 a.m., terrified that he was going to die in the car on the way to town. My darling cat. I love him more than any other animal.

I had been using up a box of Advantage that a friend had passed on to me, and she had accidentally included a tube of medicine for *large dogs*. Yes, I had poisoned FW. My heart breaks.

The vet scrubbed him down immediately, sedated him, and has had him on IV fluids all day. Our internet research indicates that at least 24-48 hours of treatment is necessary before real improvement happens. I hope, hope, and pray that this wonderful cat will fully recover--and forgive me.

37 comments:

C.A. Lewis-McCarren said...

I'm so sorry Anna..... Hoping and praying with you. :) May God give you a peaceful heart and Fitzwilliam restored health quickly!!

Kim said...

Oh Anna,
Pets are so much more than pets, they are family.
We are praying and hoping Fitzwilliam will be heal quickly.
We lost our little dog for 2 days in snowy weather and I just couldn't stop crying, thinking she was cold and hungry. She was found and returned. I know how you are feeling.
Praying for you, Anna.
Kim

Polly said...

Oh NO! I will pray for him!! Poor Fitzwilliam!!

I have had to be so careful about this as well, because we sometimes use a flea and tick medication that is poisonous to cats on our large dog (simply because it is the only one that works on him--bummer). When we give it to him, we keep them entirely apart for several days--not hard to do, as they dwell in different regions of the family estate here--and I am always double-checking the cat meds to be sure I'm getting the right one. Scary!

I will pray that Fitzwilliam recovers completely. And that you do, too.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your cat! I, too, love my cat dearly and would feel the same way! Praying!

Kathy F.

Pony and Petey said...

I'm praying faithfully! My heart breaks for you...asking God for mercy!

Thread-Head said...

Since he appeared on your blog, your Fitzwilliam has reminded me of my own sweet Batman. Batman was tenacious, tough, and managed to recover from quite a few scary situations with astonishing speed. Fitzwilliam is a big, strong cat. He's getting the best care, and he got it quickly. With any luck, you'll get a phone call tomorrow from a happy vet, letting you know that he can come home earlier than expected.

In the meanwhile, please try to forgive yourself.

jen said...

Sending many prayers for Mr FW and for yourself- take care- remember accidents happen sometimes

seashoreknits said...

Dear Lord, hear our prayer for Fitzwilliam. May your grace restore him to health and we ask for him a long and healthy life. Please comfort his dear mama, too.
Amen
xo

Lilian L said...

O No. Poor you and poor Fitzwilliam! Praying for a speedy recovery.

Kim said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for your family and for Fitzwilliam. I am praying life.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how terrible! My prayers are with you and poor Fitzwilliam.

Hill upon Hill said...

Prayers for you, I know how you feel, I did something similar with a child!

Matushka Anna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!! (((Hugs)))

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for Fitzwilliam.

donaleen said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you. I hope he recovers. He has a warm spot in my heart.

Susan said...

My heart goes out to you, and I pray your beloved cat is restored to good health soon.

Praying in Munich

jenny_o said...

Oh, no - I am so sorry. I hope your dear cat will be all right. How hard the waiting is.

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for gorgeous Fitzwilliam.

KathleenS said...

Anna, how awful. Thinking of you at this time and hoping for the best.

Lots of hugs,
Kathleen

Kelley said...

I'm so very sorry. Prayers for every heart and feline. *tears*

Kelley~

walkingthecat said...

Oh no, oh no, oh no ... Not beautiful FW, please no.

Rose said...

Oh Anna, how terrifying! And how very easy for such a thing to happen.

Fitzwilliam has on his side his robust health and constitution and the prayers and thoughts of us all, as do you.

Lucille said...

I wait for good news of FW's recovery. What an ordeal. I'm so sorry Anna for you, your family and of course your friend.

Eileen said...

Oh I am sorry!! Praying for complete healing!

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry about the mix-up! I can only imagine your heartbreak. Praying that the vet can get Fitzwilliam back to his normal self in no time. Mistakes happen.

CTVKath said...

Praying that Fitzwilliam will recover. And praying for you.
Katherine in Atlanta

Maria Hale said...

I'm also a cat lover. Sending prayers up for you and Fitzwilliam. I am sure he will forgive you!
Maria

Anonymous said...

Oh Anna, heartfelt prayers for you and your precious Fitzwilliam. May you feel Hiis peace and Fitzwilliam His healing hand.
Barb from PA.

Knitters Notebook said...

I will be praying for you and your family. I hope today is a better day for Fitzwilliam. Hugs!!!

Sheila Jubera said...

Oh poor thing...and poor you! Praying your sweet kitty will fully recover...

MrsSM said...

Praying for you all, Anna, and especially praying for a full recovery for Fitzwilliam.

Krista

Lisa said...

You know he will forgive you, Anna. I'm praying hard for him!

Lisateresa

Heather said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this. I do hope he (and you) recovers and that all will be well. xo dear kitty.

the momma said...

Oh, Anna! I am so sorry!! Praying he will fully recover

Erin said...

Oh, Anna! :( Hoping for his full recovery. My mother recently realized that she was poisoning her beagle with treats made in China. Liver disease. He nearly died as well, but has recovered. There is hope for Fitzwilliam! Cling to that.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear....we had a similar experience some time ago with one of our cats and I will NEVER EVER use that poison on any of our felines. Please, please keep us posted as soon as you know more. Praying!

Ashley P said...

I am seriously stressed out over this, ever since I read this post this morning. I have enjoyed your Fitzwilliam posts over the years. Please update us whenever you can!!

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