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Saddle thrombus :-(

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Powertotheparalai Thu 04-Feb-16 23:06:31

Can I come here for a little cry?

My mum and I have just had the most traumatising afternoon.

Her cat hadn't been seen since 4am and my mum went outside at around 3:30pm to call for him and saw him laying in the next door neighbours garden. She thought he was dead. My brother managed to get to him and he was making horrible guttural cries. We thought he had been hit by a car... He couldn't move and was an absolute filthy state.

We rushed to the vets and he was diagnosed with saddle thrombus. Even his front legs were freezing cold and paralysed. The vet explained that there was virtually no blood flow and treatment is likely to be ineffective, he was in agony so we decided to put him down.

He had to have the injection in his kidney but even that didn't work so eventually had to have it directly into his heart. I stayed with him the whole time and am absolutely traumatised by the whole afternoon. I can't stop crying. My mum is devestated at the thought of him being alone and in so much pain outside in the cold for so long and can't believe she didn't go outside sooner.

I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post, just feeling very devastated right now and so upset at seeing a lovely animal is such distress, and my mum in so much distress

Icequeen01 Thu 04-Feb-16 23:33:36

Oh my goodness, how awful for you all. I can't imagine how terrible it must have been. My heart goes out to you xx

timtam23 Thu 04-Feb-16 23:44:16

That's terrible for both of you, how upsetting. But at least you found the poor cat and he was looked after and had you with him. Please don't feel guilty, no one could have realised what had happened and you all acted quickly as soon as you found him. flowers for you and your mum.

Papergirl1968 Fri 05-Feb-16 09:44:20

Oh Power, I'm so sorry to hear this. Can't imagine how awful that must have been for you and your mum. She mustn't feel guilty - she acted as soon as she found him.
I'd never heard of this condition so googled it. What an awful thing it is.
He isn't suffering any more and is skipping about playing happily with his cat friends in heaven or wherever we all go when we die (I'm not religious but I do believe in some sort of afterlife). Remember the good times and the funny and cute things he did.

Meandthecat Fri 05-Feb-16 12:30:16

I am so sorry, it's a horrible thing and little can be done from what I've read. Our cat came home three weeks ago, dragging her back legs and tail, rushed her to the vets and they gave her aspirin straight away to thin her blood just incase she had the same. we were lucky she could get back to us, I still get upset thinking what might have happened if she didn't.
It's a horrible experience to go through, but he's out of pain and you all did your best for him.Take care X

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