|Purred: Fri May 21, '10 11:31am PST |
|Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I feel very peaceful at the moment.
My vet said that his heart was a little thick and his pancreas had a small amount of hemorrhaging that was likely due to vomiting. Morris always had the habit of scarfing his food at lightning speed and sometimes vomiting afterward, so I think it was probably that. He sent samples of his heart to be tested for cardiomyopathy. He ruled out anything congenital, ingested, or any kind of sickness. He empathized that he was a healthy cat in general and he seemed pretty surprised that he passed away, but he said that a heart attack or stroke was the likely culprit and that it happened very quickly. He said it likely happened in his sleep as well. I keep a very close eye for odd behavior in all of my animals, but he never displayed any worrisome behavior at all, so I'm stumped. I'm planning on getting his brother Buddy a chest x-ray and/or an ECHO just to make sure his heart is healthy.
It's very comforting to know that he went likely quickly and without any distress. I'm having him privately cremated and I'll pick up his ashes soon.
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