- Hi, everybody...I'm writing with horribly sad news. My prince Simon crossed
over the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon, with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
It's been 13 months since his diagnosis (obstructive HCM), and he's remained
asymptomatic and strong and vibrant. He was playing this morning, chasing a
Christmas ornament. He nuzzled me at lunch time. Then when I came upstairs, he
sprinted after me, and I heard a crash. I turned around and he was writhing on
the floor. I won't go into details. Within a minute...he was gone.
I'm...devastated. There are so many goods I can point to, but he was doing so
well. We had no indication that the end was near. He just...died. The vet at
the emergency clinic leans a little more toward blood clot to the heart/lungs,
based upon my description, but it could have been a heart attack.
You all love your kittes, so you know what I mean when I say I absolutely
adored Simon. He was a great big lovable intelligent loyal lug of a kitty (16
pounds.) And our family won't be the same wiithout him. I haven't told my 3
year old daughter quite yet. That's next. But I felt the need to let you all
Jennifer, and Angel Simon
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VEILED LEGACY, Silhouette Bombshell, December 2006
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- Dear Jennifer and Angel Simon, I am so sorry to hear about Angel
Simon's passing. That is something I dread seeing or coming home to
myself. My baby Pharo is 2 1/2 years old and has severe HCM. He was
diagonosed in August of this year. My vet keeps telling me that there
is a very good chance he'll die of a massive heart attack. I am on
pins and needles contantly. Pharo acts like a kitten...chasing my
other kitty, jumping 3 feet in the air, on & off the furniture...you
just want to tell them to relax, but you can't. You have to let them
do what they want to do and enjoy whatever time they have left.
Pharo goes into coughing fits where he can't breathe and we have to
get him in his oxygen tank right away. It's so scary, but just know
you did your best for your baby...that's all we can do. Take Care of
Andrea & Pharo