Originally Posted by DinahGen
I don't have much to add to what has already been said, but firstly, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Secondly, it does sound like it could have been a seizure, caused by something other than her fall. One of my cats died a couple of months ago, she had been sick for a couple of weeks and had fluid in her chest cavity. They didn't ever figure out what was causing the fluid, but after bringing her home from one of the many vet trips she had 2 seizures a couple of hours apart and her heart stopped during the 2nd one. She was on the floor both times, but she would suddenly roll over on her side and twitched and also panted with her tongue sticking out. She also got a glassy look in her eyes like they wouldn't focus.
I know how hard it is to think you may never know what really happened. May your baby rest in peace!
This is similar to what happened. I feel I can go more in-depth now (as I am more calm).
This is what happened. I was going to go to bed early, but decided to take a shower and stay on the computer to relax a half hour or so. I was listening to music on the computer and she jumped up from the side and layed infront of my monitor on my desk waiting for me to come to bed. Her head was to the left and was facing me and looked as if she was going to sleep as she always did as she waited for me. She layed there with her head up with her eyes closed facing me. Out of no where, she opened her eyes real wide and her pupils looked severely dialated (almost all black). She looked at me as if surprised/frightened and then quickly turned around as if to look behind her or at the monitor. She then pushed herself off the desk and landed on the floor. It all happened so fast and not sure if she hit anything on the way down. My desk is only 2.5 feet off the ground so I do not think the fall could of done anything. She did not land on her feet and she seemed as if she was gasping for air. I looked at her face and her eyes were dialated and did not react to me waving my finger infront of her eyes. Her jaw seemed frozen and looked like she had no facial control or movement. Her tongue just hung to the side. When she hit the floor, she moved all her feet frantically in a running motion. She seemed as if she was gasping for air. I felt her chest and it felt as if her heart was still beating, but she was not moving and was still gasping for air, but her face looked as if she was already dead. Everything happened in a time frame of maybe two to five minutes at most. There was nothing I can do and it was the worst feeling in the world that I could not nothing for her besides watch in pain.
Sorry I did not describe more earlier, but it was too hard and I would get sad while typing. I kept blaming myself trying to convince myself that if I would of just went to bed, she still would of been alive sleeping next to me. These are some of the things that people mentioned that could of happened:electric shock from computer
- I checked everything on the desk and there seems to be nothing that could of done that. Nothing shorted out when it happened and I heard no sparks. She did not meow cry.broken back or neck
- This was the first thing I thought because she had trouble breathing and was unable to move her head. She did fall, but people told me that it is highly unlikely that she could of broken anything from just 2.5 feet high even if she hit something on the way down. I thought maybe she hit the side of the computer chair or maybe the dresser, but it did not seem possible that she hit anything.siezure heart attack, stroke
- This seems to be the most logical and what many people are telling me, but hard for me to believe because she looked perfecly normal. However, I have noticed that she would throw up more frequently like a few times amonth for the past 2-3 months and would be very brownish and fowl smelling. I did not recognize that as a problem because of how much she shed and how fluffy she was. Just never occured to me that she was sick because she never acted like it. Her eating habits never changed, never slept all day or bathroom problems. Besides being somewhat heavy (15lbs), she did everything and played as any healthy cat would. She loved her laser toy. She went nuts playing with it
*sigh* It all happened so fast I was in shock. It felt like a bad dream that I could not wake up from. I felt like crying, but couldn't.