I am not sure why or what caused my cat to die,i will never know for sure. Maybe if i told the events,some background, i can come up with something close to closure.
[ i will add any details as i think of them, if any]
Baby cat,named at birth as we til we could think of a name...we never did so the name stuck
Born Nov 5,2000 A litter of one. Died Oct.12,2012
She was a small sized cat,an Egyptian mau/silver tabby type cat, mother looked like a twin of her
At 3 years old,we believe she drank the side of a bleach bottle. Vet believed her stomach was perforated by the liquid. Sickly for a week and a half to a month. She used up one of lives
Other than the bleach incident, she went on to the next 9 years til she died, she was extremely healthy looking,extremely intelligent,two times when a small dog was visiting and went to bite my feet, she ran from another room to intervene and swung at the dog to get away from me. When someone cut my toe nails, she bite the person's legs to back off. She showed signs of having strong esp. She never went outdoors. Maybe a total of 20 minutes her whole life. except when she went to the vet.
Fast forward to recently and her death short of 12 years
About 1-2 years ago, we noticed she started putting on alot of weight and getting ready to do something , change food amounts etc. . We always thought she get to 18-20 years,she was so healthy looking but knew the extra weight was not good for her
About 4 months before she died,she was extremely sensitive about her lower abdomen. She would be in good spirits,but quickly angered and struck with claws when her lower abdomen was touched. That is when i started thinking , it might be time to bring her to the Vet. But you see, her mother has been suffering from hyperthroyism and being treated for 3 years, we always thought her mother would go any day. Our attention had always been focused on her mother's health.
So there is the extra weight,sensitive stomach but i am not sure they were directly related to my cat's death.
Wednesday night, my cat did not sleep in the easy chair like the past 6 months but in a cat tent. Thursday, my cat stayed in the cat tent all day...which i realized in retrospect. I saw her drinking water at one point. We went to sleep Thursday night. About 2 am Friday morning i her a loud ,dark,moan, and found my baby near my bed. crouched down,her head looking down, she was fully conscious, her eyes quickly going side to side. I said what is wrong,she did not look up but continued her eyes going side to side. Something was likely taking place inside her. I yelled for my wife, something is wrong with baby, we got to go to the vet. During the next half hour as we got dress,got the carrier out. My cat made it to the nearby kitchen floor and started panting. I put the carrier down, my cat got up and started walking to the carrier,she was looking straight into my eyes.communicating to me, she was hurt and scared
,her front legs started buckling under her,but she made it to the inside of the carrier.
The vet was a 70 mile trip. About 50 miles on the way, my cat started moaning loudly, we saw some blood coming out of her mouth. My wife told me to pull into rest area. She went to the backseat where my cat was in the carrier, my wife said my cat turned around, then all of a sudden sprang up,arching her back,screaming, then fell dead. My wife later said it was good i did not see that, she said she could tell by my cats eyes she did not want to die. She has said 4 or 5 times since, it was good i did not see that. i told her, my cat may have been dead when she arched back, but she insists my cat was still alive,til she collapsed.
This is my post on the day she died. Thanks everyone
About 11 years old,copying the way i sleep
About 2 years old
This is baby looking at the camera, her mother in the background
Edited by empirefalls - 12/20/12 at 5:19am