Squirty Roo RIP

July 10, 2011 Comments Off on Squirty Roo RIP

My kitten Squirty Roo died yesterday, a sudden death, very unexpected. He had been having pain in his legs and had his normally little tude and I thought he was doing ok. He wasn’t eating all that great but he was finicky, I figured he was being his normal little spoiled self wanting my food and not his own. I had no idea he was sick or hurting. I feel like a little piece of my heart is gone, he was my baby, I raised him, bottle fed him, he was a part of my soul. I took him to the regular vet who suggest I take him to the emergency vet because they were closing soon and he died in the car on the way to the emergency vet, he crawled to his favorite spot in the car, stood up, threw up, convulsed and died. It was horrible, I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t get to him in time to hold him while he died. I feel so horrible that he died on the way to the next vet. I wish the regular vet had given me time to just hold him instead of pushing us out the door, those 5 extra minutes would have been time to say goodbye. He had almost made it to his 1 year birthday.

After some research on the internet (after my vet couldn’t provide me with any answers except to say his lungs were full of fluid, seriously I think its time to find another vet) I discover that Squirty Roo might have had a congential heart disease, he was the runt, he had always had problems and there was a chance he wouldn’t survive. Its possible that he had FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis ) which is hard to diagnose and almost always ends in death. The symptoms fit = loss of appetite, weight loss, rough hair coat, pot-bellied due to fluid accumulation in the abdomen. When the fluid accumulation becomes excessive, it may become difficult for the cat to breathe normally. As well as cardiomyopathy which causes lack of appetite, possible vomiting, and a buildup of fluid in the lungs that causes difficulty in breathing. Overall it seems that he must have had FIP which progressed into heart failure and a stroke causing his death.

I’m going to miss my little guy, a piece of my soul died yesterday along with him. I hope he finds donuts and cheetos in summerland, that his little soul finds peace.

Rest in peace, squirty roo 7-20-10 to 7-9-11

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