|Purred: Thu Mar 26, '09 11:26am PST |
|Gracie died a few years ago but I never knew why. She was almost age 6 when she died. The day before, she was playing, climbing her cat tree and all, she ate just fine.
Then that night, in the middle of the night maybe 2am, I woke up to hear crying. She was a vocal cat, but this was different. I got up and found her in the bathroom, and real tears were falling from her eyes.
I put her on her cat bed and went to get a cat treat to see if she'd eat, but when I got back she was gone. I figured, ok she must be ok to go roaming around.
But the next morning I couldn't find her. I finally found her underneath a pantry she'd never gone before. She was very tired, falling asleep in my arms.
I took her into the vet right away. They called poison control to see if any symptoms matched, I rushed home to check for any pill bottles open or anything, but none.. No poisons around the house either she could have got into.
She was put in an oxygen chamber, and my vets office was closing by that time. My vet was afraid she wouldn't make the drive to the animal ER hospital but we risked it and she did live the ride.
They went to work on her, and the ER vet told me all her symptoms together didn't add up to anything..but separate, her symptoms were things like tylenol overdose or heart disease.
He treated her for tylenol poison even though all our medicine is behind cabinets..and no lids were off..
Well he gave her mucomist, the tylenol antidote, then put her in an oxygen chamber. Later around 4am I called and he said she was doing slightly better..
But then the next day she got worse. Her head swelled up. The vet said he couldn't xray her or anything to find out what was wrong because she wouldn't survive it.
She refused to eat and drink. They took her off IV liquids though because of her head swelling.
She died after 3 days. I visited her each day, she tried to pick up that heavy head to look at me but the last day she didn't move at all.
The vet said, she was middle aged so she wasn't that young..but she was only just under 6...
Does anyone know what this could have been? Thank you sorry this was long. Someone on dogsters dog had died and I guess it made me think of Gracie.
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