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Requescat in pace, Willow
When we got home tonight our cat, Willow, was sitting under my chair making a grunting sound with every breath. She continued to do so even after I picked her up and put her on a much softer surface. Calls to emergency vets suggested that she should be brought in, and after searching around for an inexpensive vet open at 9pm that could take her we finally took her to Cornell Companion Animal Hospital. As soon as the triage vet saw her and picked her up she wanted to whisk her away to be put on oxygen due to her labored breathing.

The vet told us that this was a major quality-of-life issue, and that she was suffering with the breathing, even in the oxygen. The two most likely causes for this sort of issue were congestive heart failure (there was a noticeable heart murmur and liquid sounds in the lungs) or cancer. It would be expensive to find out what it was, and there was a small probability of being able to do anything once they did find out. In the mean time, she would be suffering with the breathing all the time. She also confirmed that if we hadn't brought Willow in tonight, we wouldn't have been able to have brought her in tomorrow. We let her go.

We are now a 3 cat household.

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Gods bless Willow. ::hugs::

I'm so sorry for your loss.

i grieve with thee...

may Willow find peace in Bast's Eternal Catnip Fields in the Summerland...

I am sorry for your loss.

I am sorry for your loss, and I thank you for letting Willow go gently and with love.

Oh, hon. :-(

Willow was a wonderful cat. I have an inkling how hard something like that is for you, but I'll tell you what you already know - you did the right thing and Willow knew it.

HUGS to you all.


I'm really sorry! Loosing a pet is the worst. -_-;; *hugs*


I am sorry for your lose. *hugs*

I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

I lost my beloved Greyhound Steph in August so I understand what you and Kaaren must be going through.
You have my deepest sympathy.

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