Sudden death of my cat
My absolute best friend in feline form passed away this past Monday morning completely unexpectedly. To say I am devastated is an understatement. I have been crying for the past three days. I was just completely blindsided. He is one of four of our indoor cats and he just had a full exam at the vet last month. He was 9 years old and in perfect health, or so the vet thought.We really don't know what happened. At around 1 am my wife was still watching tv and heard a crash and a kitty moaning in the dining room. She rushed to investigate and found Timpy on the floor, legs all sprawled out, moaning with foam coming out of his mouth. My wife screamed upstairs for me to hurry down. When I rushed into the room and saw Timpy, I lost it. I knew instantly he was dying. We quickly wrapped him in a towel and rushed to the car. I don't know exactly when, but he died in my arms on the way to the emergency vet. We have had cats for over 20 years and have never experienced anything like this. Of our four cats, Timpy had the biggest personality and had stolen my heart years ago. He constantly let me know when it was breakfast or dinner, and he did it very loudly. Man could that cat meow. I haven't slept past 7 am on the weekends for over nine years or dared do anything before first feeding the cats when I came home in the evenings. But my reward was worth it. Timpy loved me almost as much as food. He'd snuggle with me for hours, sleep next to me at night, and allowed me to hold him and kiss his tummy unconditionally. No offense to cats, but he was a dog in a cat suit.It is truly killing me now that he's gone. Even though there are still three cats and a dog here, the house is terribly silent. It makes me so sad. It also makes me mad. Last Wednesday, for about a minute, I thought he might have been breathing a little too labored. I was a hair's length away from taking him to the vet when it seemed to stop and he acted otherwise totally normal. For the next couple of days I would watch him, and saw nothing unusual. And of course, he was just at the vet a mere four weeks prior, so what could possibly be wrong. We typically rush our animals to the vet if they just look at us funny, so I really thought I was being overly protective. Now of course I keep double guessing myself. What if I had taken him? Maybe he'd still be alive today. Obviously I will never know and will have to live with that thought forever. I also find myself wondering why, of all my cats, did it have to be him? I love all my cats dearly, but some are much older than 9 and none have the personality of Timpy. Any death would be difficult, but why my precious Timpy?We will never know what really killed my best buddy, Timpy, though everything I read suggests it was probably feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A thickening of the heart wall that clearly isn't easily detected by the vet. Signs of the disease include labored breathing, which would suggest I probably did see something in his behavior last Wednesday. I just wish I hadn't talked myself out of whisking him to the vet. If there's one mistake I will never make again, it's that.Sorry for the long post, but I miss my Templeton more than I have ever missed anything in my life and I just really wanted to tell our story.
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