My nerves are totally on end. Any positivity I had is drained out of me completely. I’ve spend the last 2 days cleaning up after Johnny because he has stopped using the litter boxes entirely. I spoke to a veterinarian that I met online last night. He says that it sounds like Johnny is suffering from feline dementia. He’s nowhere near his usually cuddling self. I already miss that more than anything else. Sometimes it seems like he doesn’t want to be touched at all.
Last night I woke up to Johnny crying in the back bedroom. I went back to check and see if he was okay. He apparently tried to jump up on the bed and he couldn’t make it. I have a round pillow that is about 3 feet long and there is a permanent dent in it from where he always lays. I put him up on the pillow and he quieted down. I looked close at his bed in the dining room. Sometime during the day, Johnny urinated on the bed and he was sleeping on it. I felt so bad for him when I found that. He also urinated in Misty’s bed which was right next to his as always.
Last night when I brushed him, I had his fur coming out in clumps. I brush him twice a day and he usually enjoys being brushed. He usually turns for me when I brush him, and he stands perfectly still for me. Last night I had to hold him in place while I brushed him.
I made the decision to have him put down because I can’t stand to see him suffer anymore. I will do what needs to be done for his comfort. It’s all I can do for him now.
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