Kaylee dressed to watch Penn State in the Rose Bowl Game

Kaylee, our 5 yr. old Siamese cat passed on to Cat heaven after a horribly torturous week. She fell ill last Wednesday night and had exploratory surgery on Saturday. They removed some tumors from her pancreas.
( I am beginning to hate the pancreas ) They inserted a peg tube for feeding purposes. She was so week but we brought her home Tuesday night hoping being at home would perk her up. I took off the rest of this week and nursed her to the best of my ability. Gave her her feedings, several different meds, her water so she didn't dehydrate, all thru the tube. Petted her, comforted her and still she couldn't even meow..... and for a Siamese that is saying alot cuz she was a big "talker".

The worst part is she is my son Pete's cat and he'll be home tomorrow, just a little too late. We haven't even gotten the biopsy results yet, but i guess now it doesn't matter. I have spent much time this week in tears and tonight is very hard. I've lost part of my family and my heart hurts.

Views: 27

Tags: Kaylee, beloved, pet

Comment by Linda G on July 30, 2009 at 8:43pm
Oh no...no no no. I was SO hoping that she would make it. I am SO VERY SORRY Joanne, and know what you're going through...it's still all so very fresh for me...in fact we're picking up Meeko's ashes tomorrow (Friday).
How did it happen, if you can stand my asking. My dear dear Joanne...I'm with you in heart.
I can't help the tears, just so so very sad. What a beautiful cat.
Comment by Joe Brocato on July 30, 2009 at 8:54pm
I am so sorry. I know you did everything you could and she knows this. We just had to put our long haired chiauaua to sleep. He was a member of our family for 15 years, i am so torn up. I know your pain
Comment by Robyn on July 30, 2009 at 8:56pm
So very sorry Joanne, I hope that you can treasure the memories of her and that you know she loved you, just as much as you did her.
XX Robyn
Comment by FatCatAnna on July 30, 2009 at 9:05pm
Oh Joanne - I am so sorry to hear this - I know how much you wanted to have your son see her again. Some of my friends, who when they hear about my Beauduoin (aka FatCat) - going over the Rainbow Bridge - think I'm silly for being such an emotional twit when I talk about him - but all our pets are our FAMILY - and to lose one of them is so hard. She has left you with many happy memories that is for sure.
Comment by David B. on July 30, 2009 at 9:20pm
Sorry to hear about your kitty. You were with her to the end of this plain of existance. You'll see her on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
Comment by Teena on July 31, 2009 at 12:47am
My dear dear Joanne... You have tried everything. I admire you so for that. Kaylee is with my Twinkle playing in Cat heaven now. She left you a part of herself and her memory will always be with you. She is in peace now.
Comment by Joanne on July 31, 2009 at 1:49am
Thank you all for your friendship and support. It means alot to me. Just when I thought I was done crying for the night, my son Pete drove through the night to get here. Seeing him with her was crushing cuz I knew how upset he was..... and the tears just start all over again.
Comment by Suzanne on July 31, 2009 at 6:40am
Sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a family member like Kaylee and to not really know why. Hang in there!
Comment by Melissa Lee on July 31, 2009 at 11:37am
I am so sorry for your loss, Joanne. I'm sure she found comfort in your care during this rough week and knew that you and the family loved her.
Comment by Joanne on August 1, 2009 at 1:52pm
Buried our Kaylee today next to Miya and Meiko. What a terribly difficult day :' (


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service