The vet phoned today to tell us that Zipper was slipping away. He died before we got to the vet. Zipper had hepatic lipidosis, caused by not eating for so many days. The vet gave him a shot of vitamins and some oxygen, but unfortunately, he didn't make it. Me and my sister went and gave Zipper our goodbyes and told him that he is now free from pain and will enjoy his new life over the bridge. It was hard seeing Zipper like that, lifeless and cold yet he looked peaceful.
The vet asked if we would like an autopsy done to see why he died, but I said no. I am assuming that is because the vet wasn't 100% sure that it was fatty liver disease, I don't think he did any blood work, not to my knowledge anyways. Is it possible that it was FIP or FIV? Zipper was a feral, found in a bush with his mother. Luckily, Peppurr and Zeus were vaccinated against those diseases.
Zipper will be remembered in our hearts, he will never be forgotten. Thank you to everyone for all of your kind thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it.
A heart of gold stopped beating,
two shining eyes at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove,
He only takes the best.
God knows you had to leave us,
but you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you,
the day He took you home.
To some you are forgotten,
to others just part of the past,
but to us who loved and lost you,
the memory will always last.
Goodbye my sweet angel, I love you and will always be with you...