I'm so sorry to hear Missy is gone. Its wonderful she had such a
loving family to take care of her while she was here and to try
everything to keep her with them.
--- In feline-heart@y..., "Bill & Linda Fischbach" <fischbl@c...>
> Our darling Missy went to the bridge around noon.
> She started breathing hard last night, but after an hour was much
> The ER in our nearest town is terrible; the nearest decent ER is 2
> away. This morning she seemed better, but we took her to our
> saw that her breathing was somewhat labored, so wanted to take X-
> During the first X-ray, Missy turned blue, and they put her on
> The X-ray showed extensive fluid buildup (they couldn't even see
> and they don't have the expertise to drain it; I know they did the
> could. When the oxygen was removed for just a moment (to improve
> position) she stopped breathing again. Even with the oxygen mask
> rate was bouncing all over, and oxygen in her blood was low. She
> softly whenever I petted her, but I could tell she was suffering.
> At that point we could have driven her an hour to a specialist, but
> probably wouldn't have made it, and would have died on the way.
> that painful decision to let her go.
> The vet (a new young lady) and the whole staff were wonderful and
> all crying with me.
> Missy's IBD was well controlled, and she had no diagnosed heart
> Bill & Linda Fischbach (@home)
> King George, Virginia