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Sagefran1030

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Monday was a regular day, my baby Jax was playing and his active 3 year old self, nothing out of the ordinary. Tuesday morning he is lethargic, breathing heavy and his body cold. I rushed him to the emergency vet thinking it was bad but not something they couldn’t help him with, I was willing to do anything to get home better again....never would I imagine in a million years they would tell me he was in sudden hearts failure! I can’t even grasp this, I had to put my baby down. I don’t understand he was fine the night before. I’m having such a hard time coping without him here. I keep going over it in my head, how did this happen, he was a healthy 3 year old kitty! I keep thinking did I miss something, was there something I could’ve done. I’m sitting here in my room ready for bed and he’s usually right here next to me....my heart hurts. I love you baby boy and I can only rest somewhat tonight because I know you knew how much I loved you. I know you felt it and loved me so much too. I miss you so much already...my heart is just broken.
behrsmomdad

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we feel your pain and sorrow about jax,as far as illness goes  pets get everything we get and hide it very well , we put or corgi to sleep 9 days ago she had cancer a fight she could not win , the pain of losing a pet is unbearable,we just try to remember the good times not the bad but it doesn't seem to workout that way, we feel for you and hope jax is in a betted place..behs mom/dad miss her so much      
vamp

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I had a similar thing happen last Friday with a friend's cat that showed no symptoms but suddenly didn't want to eat and was breathing with his stomach contracting. She rushed him to the vet and they told her his heart was failing and had fluid in his lungs. He wasn't responding well to treatment and started choking and foaming at the mouth so she had no choice but to euthanize him. In this situation, I feel at fault because two years prior, my FIV infected cat got into several fights with her cat and I believe her cat got infected and that's what caused his heart failure, as I've read countless articles online relating FIV / HIV to cardiomyopathy. I've cried for the past 3 days, over the loss of someone else's cat, just because of how much he meant to her and how responsible I feel for such a well behaved kitty to be taken away, while mine is a troublemaker and gets to continue living. Both cats are 12 years old, so in your case it was definitely something hereditary and completely out of your control. There was nothing more you could've done. Keep your head up!
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