RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Wed Jul 4, '12 6:21am PST |
|I wasn't even going to come in here, I will be crying before I finish this post. Bump had to be put down, in the ER on Friday April 13 at 11am, he had HCM, which Maine Coons are prone to, he was only 5 yrs old. He was diagnosed at 10 months old. I listened to the ER vet, they called in a Critical Care and ICU vet, just for him, when I called, and they were waiting for him. That vet talked to my vet on the phone, then I talked to her. I saw the pain in his face, I saw that he said, its time. As hard as it was, I knew I was making the right decision, for him, he asked his mommy to have the courage, to do the right thing.
I have seen Bump 4 times and I got to pet him 1 time. I knew he was telling me, he was OK, and I made the right decision as I was headed down the guilt trail too, even tho, they told me, there as nothing more that could be done. Bump did not want his mommy, who he loved very much, to go down the guilt trail.
You did not fail your cat. You saw a cat in need, and took him into your home, gave him love, food, and shelter, and you did the best you could in trying to help him. You saved him from going thru this, all alone, on some street.
I came in here, because none of us, wants you to feel, you failed him, you did not, you saved him from suffering all alone.
As I read your post, my gut told me, whatever was wrong, was too far advanced, and was going to happen anyhow, and there was prob nothing you could have done. He most likely had HCM and when it happens, it quick, fine one min, the next, they are not. I almost knew that awful day, have done extensive research on HCM.
My gut also told me, as I was reading your post, that Bump and Louie sent, that kitty, to you, so his last days would be in a loving and caring home, and not, all alone.
Thank you Bump and Louie, for helping that kitty, you mommy's miss you very very much.