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Re: Angel Missy 1990 - 8/31/02

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  • stxchck
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 3, 2002
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      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...>
      wrote:
      > Our darling Missy went to the bridge around noon.
      >
      > She started breathing hard last night, but after an hour was much
      better.
      > The ER in our nearest town is terrible; the nearest decent ER is 2
      hours
      > away. This morning she seemed better, but we took her to our
      vet. They
      > saw that her breathing was somewhat labored, so wanted to take X-
      rays.
      > During the first X-ray, Missy turned blue, and they put her on
      oxygen.
      > The X-ray showed extensive fluid buildup (they couldn't even see
      her heart),
      > and they don't have the expertise to drain it; I know they did the
      best they
      > could. When the oxygen was removed for just a moment (to improve
      her
      > position) she stopped breathing again. Even with the oxygen mask
      her heart
      > rate was bouncing all over, and oxygen in her blood was low. She
      cried
      > 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
      she
      > probably wouldn't have made it, and would have died on the way.
      We made
      > that painful decision to let her go.
      >
      > The vet (a new young lady) and the whole staff were wonderful and
      they were
      > all crying with me.
      >
      > Missy's IBD was well controlled, and she had no diagnosed heart
      problem.
      >
      > Linda
      >
      > Bill & Linda Fischbach (@home)
      > King George, Virginia
      > <fischbl@c...>
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