June 8th 2011 10:09 am
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Mommy got the results from my necropsy this morning. She is too upset to write fur herself, so I wanted ta spread my Angel Wings of Love and write it for her.
From what the doc doc read, I became an Angel because of a bacterial infection in my chest cavity, which was caused by some kinda injury that had to have taken place at most, a week before my trip to Heaven...but Mommy also read that it could be something from a hurt on my chest a long time ago and it takes awhile fur tha clinical signs ta show...she doesn't know what ta thinks...some of tha bacteria was made of normal feline oral bacteria, which means it may have come from a bite, which could have been as teeny tiny as a pin point puncture, and that's why it coulda been missed, since there were no boo-boos on me or anything. Or it could've come from injesting or inhaling a bacteria in the air or something, which creates kinda a block where it can't heal 'cause the bacteria just keeps getting bigger and more, which is what the doc doc said that the lab doc said-that I had bacterial lumps formed all ovfur or something(Mommy won't be certain about the details till she reads it for herselfs)
Because of where it was in my insides, tha infection was kinda stucks and I guess that's why the hospital doc didn't see it? She only knew I was furrrrry sick and had an awful infection I was fighting cause of my WBC count, and that I had fluid in my chest, but tha xrays only showed how big my liver was. It would've been hard ta treat too, she told Mommy. And she told Mommy that it was such a sad and awful accident and tragedy but that she did evfurrything right and I was just too sick.
My liver was a strange color too, but tha lab doc doc, from what the doc told Mommy, didn't find a specific cause for that.
She is gonna get tha paperwork tonight so she can read it fur herself. I just haff ta say again, thank you all fur loving me so much and my mommy too, and Kitty Pryde. I know Mommy is having a tough time right now and is upset that what if Kitty bit me and that caused this, but Kitty is my sisfur and her baby girl and didn't mean anything, if that's what happened. Mommy also was gonna try ta send out thank yous too, but she needs ta wait again now, 'cause from what I can see and feel from the Bridge, it's gonna be hard ta read all your wonderful messages again right now. But THANK YOU!
I love you all so much and so does Mommy and Kitty Pryde.
Love and treats furevfur,
PS: Mommy has been reading now on tha computer about this, and a couple places said if it was a bite, that it would be one from a long time ago...soooo confooooosed!!! And I was indoor only so I don't know if I would'a gotten something from tha outside, but the doc doc mentioned something like that to Mommy too, so maybe bacteria came in from tha windows?
At least you know. It's not much comfort, but you know you probably never would have seen it. Thank heavens it isn't a disease that Kitty Pryde could get, and it may have hit you cause how young you were! Purrs for all of you,
Purrs of comfort to your Mom... She has answers but still questions. The first site you list for information on pyothorax says that it can be caused by spread of infection from the blood stream. It's possible that you had a tooth that caused bacteria to be roaming through your blood stream.
I don't know.... and I don't understand much, but I do know you're a handsome Angel and I'm so sorry that you had to leave your family.
From what I'm reading on this it sounds like it also could be a fungi or something else. There are numerous reasons here that could have caused it. It doesn't necessarily have to be a bite. I agree, I tend to go with the bacteria flowing through the bloodstream. You know through all my links and research I provide through my newsletter how the strangest things can happen due to bacteria.
Look at what happened to Alex! She was FINE one day and the next she seemed okay but in a matter of a couple of hours, she developed a pancreatic infection and it went through her bloodstream fast enough to kill her by the end of that day, despite aggressive treatment at the vets with antibiotics and IV fluids.
It's not fair and it's maddening because we think we're doing all the right things. But life has it's own agenda. Indiana's immune system was not up to par from the start. Whatever happened with him contracting this bacteria, he wasn't strong enough to fight it. That poor little baby, it still makes me cry just thinking about it. Because I've experienced this pain myself.
Sending you huge hugs and love
My Mom saws it's awful to lose a fur baby and then try and second guess yourself, and think of what you would have done differently to prevent it from happening. It's a normal reaction to feel guilty about it in some way, even if you had no possible way of preventing it. Purring for your Mommy and for Kitty Pryde ~ this is so very sad!
Hugs and love, Tully
The reason does sound baffling....Poor Indy...There was so little for you to do for him. You did your best. Please give Kitty a head bump from Natasha and Alex.
I do hope that you have some rest from this and leave the guilt behind you. You were good to him and did your best for him......
Oh Indy, and Indy's Meowmy. A little birdy told us earlier. We started to mull over the same kinds of questions. We hoped that you would be spared from the demons we had.
My Mommy played the same head games with herself. 'If only', 'might have', 'could have', 'should have'. If we only had crystal balls and could see the future. They are awful games and they don't change a thing. Your Meowmy and the doc docs did effurrything they could. We wonder, even if it was caught in time, would it have made a difference? You had something nasty going on with your liver too. All that was just too much for your body.
Sending comforting huggies and purrs to you and your Meowmy.
Purrs of Comfort to your Mommy. It can become frustrating when we don't now what happen to a loved one, but hopefully with the results your Mommy can find comfort to know she did everything she could do to help Indy...And Indy knows too and he knows you loved him dearly.
Purrs and prayer for your Mommy and Kitty. We love you.
I'm glad your Mom found out what happened even if it is confusing. Now, come on, we've got angel work to do, Indy!
While not comforting nor changing the fact that you had to leave for the Bridge way too soon, there are some answsers about why you left. Be sure to spread lots of your angel dust over your family who will forever love you, especially on your meowmy. (((Kristin)))