Foster Belinda Crossez Bridge

Sad news, I have it. :( Skip this if you don’t want a sad.

My foster-babycat Belinda crossed the Bridge a few hours ago. we’ve had a respiratory virus running rampant in the household despite our best precautions. No one seems in life-threatening danger… except that Belinda was small and frail. We’d been syringe-feeding her kitten-milk for the past couple of days, but she crashed badly last night.

Seanya spent the morning holding her and coaxing a bit of milk into her, but her urinary tract and her bowels were shutting down, and she stopped accepting it around lunch time. Soon after, she was having visible breathing difficulty, and her mucous membranes began to turn noticeably blue.

The on-call Humane Society staff member ran to take her to the vet… where her suffering ended.

I’m trying to figure out what we could have done differently to have saved her. I’m not sure anything would have worked, including seeing a vet earlier.

Could you guys say a prayer for a tiny black-and-white girl, not even 6 weeks old, who went to the Meadow too young to have found her forever home? And that the rest of the furballs, resident and foster, all pull through this little virus with no other complications?

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7 thoughts on “Foster Belinda Crossez Bridge

  1. {{{{{PK}}}}} {{{{{Belinda}}}}} {{{{{alla da foster adn resident kittehs}}}}}
    I am so sorry this has happened. PK, please be assured you did the best you could. I think it just wasn’t Belinda’s turn yet to find a forever home, but she had some wonderful time in your hands and she is forever grateful. It’s so hard when you can’t save every one, I know. My heart cries with your and your family’s loss. Rest, take time with the other beebehs, they will help heal.

  2. {{{{P-K, Seanya, Belinda and all the kittehs}}}}
    There was nothing more you could have done, Ai’m sure. You gave her love, and care. Your huge heart, Ai sees it.

  3. O prysma-kitteh! Ai am so sawry abowt Belinda behbeh! She duz hab a foarebber hoem…..CC tuk her hoem. Ai am so, so sawry foar ur loss!! Alawt uv kittehs ar getting it nao…Sunny had it too wif upperrespitory infectshuns! O mai. *scampers ober 2 prysma-kitteh an gibs hugz an sits dere wif her qwietlee* {{{{{prysma-kitteh}}}}}}

  4. {{{{{PK}}}}} (I’m copying this from JCH4K 8/15/09 @ 4:17)
    Az a prezzie fur cweenmj an AWL uv us, ai am reposting (tho it iz layte, an still menee may nawt see it) this luvlee storee rittin bai kerri-luv-wif-u. 😉

    Kerri-luv-wif-u says:
    August 13, 2009 at 6:35 am

    (inspired bah tis pic and Prisma Kitteh’s kitteh and mai kittehz ober teh bridge)

    *liddle floofy kitteh bouncebouncez ober teh bridge tu be met bai tu kittehz who beh notizin herz bein sew yung an tiny. Wun iz tuxido kitteh Alex an teh uder iz black kitteh wif wite spot awn chezt Ralph*

    Alex kitteh: *sniff teh tiny kitteh an tiltz himz head* Ralph, doez yu smellz sumfin different bout dis tiny yung kitteh?

    Ralph kitteh: *sniff* hmmm ai do smellz sumfin different *sniffsniff* iz faint smellz but iz bein lawtz uv tem awl togeder.

    Alex kitteh: *sniffz teh bouncy bouncy tiny kitteh againz* iz bery strange izint it, iz like many many hooman peppz awl mixeded togeder coverin teh tiny kitteh gurl.

    Ralph kitteh: yesh aifinkso butz how cud such yung tinytiny kitteh meetz sew many hooman pepolz, iz sew bery bery yung to habs trabled taht far?

    Alex kitteh: *putz paw un little bouncy kitteh so himz can taek lawg sniff* ahh ai tink ai getz it neow, taek lawg sniffz Ralph.

    Ralph kitteh: *taekz lawg sniffz uv teh floofy kitteh* hmm wut iz taht, iz amost electrikal smellz…iz awlmost liek teh telemifone smellz.

    Alex kitteh: close Ralph, ai tinks ai understandz dis… dis kitteh habz intertubz smellz *liftz paw tu letz teh kitteh bouncebounce againz* dis iz bein bery specialz tiny kitteh aifinkso. hur habs much luvz from teh wurld awlober frumz teh intertubz, iz why hur kitteh spurrit iz sew bery bright. Shez geddin many many beemz frum awl kinz uv peoplz awl ober teh earf.

    Ralph kitteh: Yesh iz bery specialz… *turn tu teh oder kittehz* Wee habz tu be taekn xtra care wif dis tiny floofy kitteh. Hurz sew bery bery yung tu beh crozzin teh bridge, butz habz sew much luv wif hur. *kittehz awl nodz wif agweement* Hur habin many many hartz wif hur an ai tink hur be meetinz many many hoomanz wehn teh finallyz cumz heer tu the bridge. Hur will beh meetinz dem tu tank them fur awl hur briteness yesh, aifinkso! *awl teh kittehz purrz an nawdz in agweement*

    Alex kitteh: Yesh, hur meetz dem awl ai fink tu be sayin tankz fur teh beemz and teh hartz. Wif awl taht luvz hur beh growin sew bery strongz heer, hur becum bery beautifulz an sleek an happi wif teh big hartz frum awl teh luv and beemz.

    Ralph kitteh: *watchin teh tiny floffy kitteh bouncebounce after teh rainbow budderfliez* We will watch ober hurz an hur growin strongz heer wif uz, ai tink teh hoomanz will beh surprized wehn teh seez hur. *tiny floofy kitteh pouncepouncez awn a flower* iz beinz nice tu grow strongz heer an bein ablez tu stay kitteh at teh saem timez dun yu tink Alex?

    Alex kitteh: yesh an wif awl toez beamz hur be brite az teh moon an starz, yesh aifinkso, awl teh luv be makin hur sew bery brite indeedz.

    *Alex kitteh and Ralphs kitteh lukz at teh little floofy kitteh wif lutz uv purrz an smilez az tehy watch teh brite angel kitteh playinz wif teh uder kittehz. Tey canz cee hurz growinz strong and britez wif awl teh beemz frum teh erf suroundinz hur. Hur payn iz awl furgotten, hur sadnezz iz awl gon, ony teh luv uv teh peplz who tuk such gud carez uv her remainz an mixez wif teh beamz uv many uderz makin hur kitteh spritz glow wif much britnezz and warmf. Hur luks at teh Alex and Ralph kittehz wif a tiny mew befor hur joinz awl the uder kittehz tu play an tu bounce an tu hapz awl teh fun while hur waitz fur teh hoomanz who senz hur teh luv an beemz tu finz hur sumdai far off in teh diztant futurez*

  5. Ai weeps wif yu, mai deer P-K an Seanya, foar teh loss ob wut mite has bin. Belinda bees saef nao, dough, nawt struglin foar brefs, nawt frietind; adn seh gots teh moast byootimus foarebbur hoem in awl owr harts, beecaws YU puttid hur dere. Bless yu foar ur currij an dedimacashuns, an foar ur jenriss an lubbing harts.
    {{{{{{{P-K an Seanya}}}}}}}

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