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Scarecrow866

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My 14 year old cat, Yuki, died early Tuesday morning, June 2nd. She had surgery to remove a mass on the left side of her face on May 28th. She was sitting up and eating that night and seemed steady. But then she deteriorated so fast. Did i traumatize her more by giving her her pain meds? She had a heart murmur also. Did the pain meds trigger a heart attack or a stroke? I feel so guilty that I did something wrong in her aftercare after the surgery. I'm also second guessing myself in that maybe i should have declined the surgery? And then maybe she would still be alive? But then would it eventually cause her pain? The vet said the surgeon found that it was an invasive mass and had hoped she removed all of it. It hurts me now to see the videos I took right after her surgery. She was eating. She was sitting up. Then within the span of 5 days, her condition went downhill so fast. I feel like it's all my fault but i tried so hard. My family is devastated because Yuki was our very first cat. The grief is still so fresh and raw and all i can say is I'm sorry, Yuki....
twinkiesmom

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Scarecrow, I am sorry not to have replied sooner. I doubt that anything you did or did not do caused Yuki's death. There is risk in any surgery. She was an older cat and had a heart murmur but the surgeon would have considered those things before agreeing to do the surgery. My Bailey was young and healthy. She had surgery for a hernia repair, crashed during the surgery and thankfully made a full recovery after about six weeks. I am so sorry for your loss of Yuki, I know you did all you could for her. Right now seeing pictures and videos will bring tears but I promise in time that will change. Please take care. Rest in peace Yuki.
Scarecrow866

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Thank you for your kind words... It really means a lot. The vet called a few days later with the biopsy results and she said the mass they removed was the type that would come back and that it was possible that though they tried to remove as much of it as they could, it could have invaded her brain already. We are trying to cope with this as best as we can but take comfort that she didn't suffer for long. Thank you again for replying. Take care...
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