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jeffreyjohn

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I am writing this to perhaps crystallize in my mind what occurred this morning, so suddenly.  I was awoken by my wife at 6 AM to let me know that there was something terribly wrong with my 11 year old cat, Vice.  I jumped out of bed to find him panting, tongue out, lying on the ground.  My wife told me he had stumbled to the ground, as if falling down drunk.  He was not responding to any stimuli, just laying there, panting.

After driving him to the nearest 24 hour clinic we were met with the terrible news of Saddle Thrombosis.  A blood clot that had paralyzed our boy and left him unable to walk, unable to breathe, and in pain.  I had to make the decision at that point to let him go, as the Doctor had indicated there was no real hope of survival with a comfortable life. 

It seems impossible that our buddy, who was just last night chasing around his little sister, begging for more wet food, and adoringly rubbing his face on us, is gone.  I have at least some comfort knowing we were with him until the end, but the suddenness of it all is very overwhelming.  I will always love Vice, and I will never forget the joy that he brought me.
Spacecat

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I'm so very sorry. It's barely been a week since the same thing happened to my own 11 year old cat. There's another thread where others have gone through the same traumatic experience (if you think that might help you to read; it helped me).

Give Vice's sister extra love, she'll be grieving too. It's terrible how sudden and common this is.
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