Sudden Death of Cat Age 11

I just lost my Little Baby Tiger Lily.  She had that long name because there was a Tiger Lily before her, who looked just like her.  A tortie.  She was fine her whole life, until this evening, 5:15 pm - I was there, right there.  She made a very loud, long gasp and I was right there.  Her brother went the same way, and I did CPR immediately.  I did it right, until I could not do it anymore.  I kept her pink, but she never regained consciousness.  I don't think she would have made it, even if I could have kept on pumping.  I was exhausted, and I don't think she could have made it - so hard to stop, but I had to, could not physically continue.  She is here on my bed now and I can't do anything else - googled sudden cat deaths and this site is a blessing.  I think it was a pulmonary embolism.  Her brother had a heart murmur and went the same way 2 years ago.  The heart murmur was not caught in her, but I think it was there.  If she didn't have something blocking her lungs / heart, she should have lived.  I think..   I guess I am writing because I don't want her passing to go unspoken.  Like, who cares about a cat.  I am so upset.

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mychildren

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Sry for double post.  i got an error message 1st time.

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mychildren

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Sry for double post.  i got an error message 1st time.

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mychildren

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I'm new.  Probably did something wrong to be giving out error messages.  Thanks though.  Unexpected deaths are the worse, I swear.  Embolism, embolism, embolism.  My cats all seem to have heart problems, and I have an entire litter - 10 - 11 years old.  They are dying - sudden deaths - way too young. The vets are not catching much - one or two caught with heart murmurs.  If aggressive CPR right away doesn't do it, tells me there is a clot blocking a cardiac artery.  :(

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mychildren

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I got error messages with every post I have made.  Don't understand.  Hope that will work itself out.

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