A little while ago I had an experience with a vet (Emergency care, not my normal vet) and the death of my 1.5 year old cat, Deco. I have a question about the whole thing that maybe can be answered.
I was getting ready for a move to another state and moving out my roommate when I noticed Deco limping and only using one paw. At first, I thought she was hurt or that one of us had stepped on her in the hustle and bustle of moving furniture. I called my vet and was redirected to their emergency clinic. When I got in touch with them, they told me they didn't have splints for broken legs (which I wasn't even sure was the case), so they told me to go to another place. I noticed Deco had gone into shock, and rushed her to this vet, which was unfortunately 30 minutes away.
After they had looked at her, the doctor came out and told me that she had thrown a blood clot and then said nothing. I was expecting to hear some form of treatment (maybe I"m just naive), but when I didn't say anything, she started to talk about euthanization. I ended up doing that ($250 later), but I was torn apart and couldn't believe that there was truly nothing they could have done for her.
Just the other day I was looking online at some sites for the treatment of ear mites (my other cat got them ) and happened upon an "ask the vet" question in which this person's cat had a continuing problem of having a leg go limp from a blood clot, and receiving an injection to clear it. My question is this: is there something that really could have been done to save Deco? Or could her case have been too severe for an injection to help?
She really was the best cat I ever had, with no history of any heart problems, and it was devastating that all of a sudden this happens and she was gone. If anyone's been in a similar situation or known anyone with a similar experience, anything would help.