Thought we were going to have a miracle
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|Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:28pm|
The vet said that I could do at home what he had been doing, which was force feeding him every few hours and also giving him water. He said being at home may even help his outlook, in familiar surroundings, back with his buddy McCloud. So last night I picked him up. It seemed as if he was just extremely tired, he had no energy. Couldn't walk but was keeping his head up AND even purred. That purr was what made me think he just might make it.
So we brought him home and he seemed happy. Put him in his "spot" and McCloud came over to see him. After a few hisses, he seemed to be happy to see Mister and gave him a couple licks on the head. Mister kept getting out of his bed. He could move the front half but seemed that his back half was just too heavy to maneuver. He took his food really well and it all stayed down. He was purring and seemed to really enjoy being home. My son slept in the living room with him to keep an eye on him.
When I got up this morning Mister had managed to get himself in the doorway of my room. I fed him and he was alert and purring. I came home for lunch at noon and before I could get him fed he vomited. I also noticed some yellowish tint to the skin in his ears. I went back to work at 1 and at 2 my son called me and said to come home, that Mister was sick. I went home and Mister was having a seizure. After it was over he vomited and he had that far away look in his eyes, he wasn't aware.
So, I took him to the vet and asked them to please put him to sleep. With the jaundice it was obvious his liver had failed totally. I realized there was no getting better, that it was the end.
I only wish that I knew why. The vet said he could do an autopsy but I just couldn't do it. The vet said his guess would be liver disease of some type. He said some cats just don't show signs of illness until it has become severe. It was only a week ago that I noticed he wasn't "right", less affectionate and even though he was eating, it was less than usual.
But we had one good night with him. I think he enjoyed being home. I enjoyed one last evening with him. I only wish we had had more time.
I want to thank everyone for their kind words. It means a lot to me to be able to talk about my cat, with people that understand and not give me that "are you nuts".
If you would like to see how beautiful he was, you can see him here..
Edited 3/28/2003 9:31:17 PM ET by mommabuck