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.
Reply To: mychildren
Sry for double post. i got an error message 1st time.
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. :(
I got error messages with every post I have made. Don't understand. Hope that will work itself out.
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