Pugsley Died Yesterday
- I am absolutely devastated to inform you that my Pugsley died
Only 5 years old. I got him to our vet, who informed me that he
"shower embolism", where his body sent out a multitude of blood
paralyzed him basically everywhere. He only lived for a few hours
Pugsley's condition was baffling even before his diagnosis, and he
be atypical from other cats in his response to treatment. The
thought that his
medication might have hastened his death is too difficult for my
to even think about.
Thanks to all of you who tried to help us, with your advice and
It's great to know that this forum exists, should we need it again.
to all of you and your furry children. He was truly my little son.
--- In email@example.com, "pugsleykall" <lgowk@h...> wrote:
I am so sorry about your dear, sweet Pugsley. It's absolutely
devastating when they die so young. My cat Checkers was only 18
months old when he died and it was a shower of clots that took his
life as well. Checkers was never diagnosed until after death and his
symptoms, even in the end, did not readily point to HCM. He suddenly
couldn't breathe one night and then went on to show terrible,
neurological symptoms (sudden blindness and seizures). He never
demonstated even a heart murmur, even when he needed oxygen to
breathe. It was my understanding that young cats can mask the early
symptoms extremely well and that when they are struck down, it's
usually from a very aggressive form of HCM. You did everything you
could for Pugsley. I know how hard it is to lose a young one this
way. You will truly be in my thoughts during this difficult time.
> I am absolutely devastated to inform you that my Pugsley died
> Only 5 years old. I got him to our vet, who informed me that he
> suffered a
> "shower embolism", where his body sent out a multitude of blood
> clots, which
> paralyzed him basically everywhere. He only lived for a few hours