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My cat Jordan passed away yesterday morning. Exactly one month before his 7th birthday. I keep going over the last week and feeling guilty. I am unable to sleep and feel like I'm having a heart attack.

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I'm very sorry for the loss of your Jordan.  Guilt feelings are very common after a loss.  I lost my big boy recently and actually had a few panic attacks while out in public, and had to rush home.  I find it hard to sleep without him next to me purring.  The grief is sometimes unbearable but it does lessen with time.  Take care of yourself and know that these awful feelings will subside in time and that they are perfectly normal after losing a beloved pet.  

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I am so sorry you are going through this. It is devastating.

I also felt I was having a heart attack and actually went to a cardiologist to be checked out. I have no history of cardiac problems but the chest
pain was unbearable.

Nothing was wrong so my regular doctor put me on prescription pain medication for the chest pain. And it helped.

I am so so sorry you are going through this. It is torture.

The only consolation I can offer is that you are alive...and being alive you are "feeling" what it is like to lose someone you love. That is what is happening
to you.

Your disturbing feelings are a sign you are grieving. In some weird way it is good because if you felt nothing, it would only mean that you will at some point. So be glad you are feeling this because the healing has begun. You are grieving your way out of this horrible situation. You can tell you are grieving your way out of it because you can feel the grief.

In the days, weeks and months ahead the physical pain will start to ease up. But until then, I truly pity you.

God bless,

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I lost my 5 year old girl in November. It hurts. It just really really hurts. I still miss her, but I am better able to function with this little bit of time.  

Allow yourself to feel the feelings, be gentle and grieve as you need to.  I am sorry you lost your little guy, and I am sending you love and light.  
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