my baby is gone...
- My cat, Coco, passed away on Sunday. She was my best friend, and I had
her for 15 years. I am finally beginning to cope with her death, but I
am still confused about her disease. On Sunday morning, my mother and
I found her on the basement floor, writhing in pain and crying very
loudly. She was shivering, and could not stand up or move her back
legs at all. She had bloody diarrhea and had vomited. I put her in her
bed and rushed her to the emergency animal hospital, where they, after
looking at her, told me she had "saddle thrombus." I had never heard
of this before. My baby was so healthy, and I had no reason to believe
she was ill. The vet told me that euthanasia was the best option for
Coco. All I wanted was for her to not be in pain, but I did not
understand her disease. I decided that the vet was right, and I chose
to euthanize her. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Does
anyone else have a similar experience? Please help me to cope with
this. I miss my cat so much.