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MissConductUS Thu 18-Apr-19 19:01:41

My lovely girl Autumn, only 8 years old, has been acting poorly for the last few days - not eating, hiding in the house more than usual. She slept on our bed last night which is unusual. I knew something was wrong, so I roused DH at 4:00 AM this morning and we drove her to the nearest 24 hour emergency veterinary practice. The doctor there said given the poor circulation in her hind legs and other symptoms it was likely cardiomyopathy with a saddle thrombosis. She offered to do tests but I preferred having them done by her regular vet, who would open at 7:30.

So back home, then off again to the regular vet, who kept her for diagnostics. He called me when they had blood work done. She's in renal failure and has liver dysfunction too. She's due to get an an ultrasound within the hour to confirm everything, but she's likely in organ failure due to the cardiovascular disease and we'll have to let her go later today.

My heart is breaking. She is such a sweet girl, and has always been my 17 year old daughter's cat. She is leaving us so young and so swiftly. DS is off at uni so we'll have to Facetime with him tonight to give him the completely unexpected news.

Godspeed, dear Autumn.

Just a bit of a handhold please.

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Thecatisboss Thu 18-Apr-19 19:07:10

So sorry for you and that diagnosis. She's such a beautiful cat and no age at all.

Handhold for you as long as you need it.

S1naidSucks Thu 18-Apr-19 19:07:37

Oh I’m so sorry, MissConductUS. I’ve lost three of my old darlings since the summer and none of them get and easier. She’s a stunning looking kitty and if it helps, you should hold on the knowledge that you’ve given little Autumn a wonderful life, that she might’ve have had with another family. 💐

Toddlerteaplease Thu 18-Apr-19 19:16:00

So sorry. I was in this position in August with Maia. She had HCM but her kidneys failed very quickly and it was the only thing to do. thanksthanks

Toddlerteaplease Thu 18-Apr-19 19:16:47

Maia was only 8 as well. I feel cheated that she didn't live to a good old age.

MissConductUS Thu 18-Apr-19 19:31:10

Thank you for the handhold and kind words ladies. I'm heading off to the vet to be there once the ultrasound is done and will check back later.

Here she is with her brother, who we also adopted.

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Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Thu 18-Apr-19 20:56:32

How did you get on ?

agnurse Thu 18-Apr-19 21:33:17

So sorry. It's so hard when you lose a pet.

She very pretty girl. Her brother is lovely too.

Thecatisboss Thu 18-Apr-19 21:40:50

They are both gorgeous cats who have very loving owners.

MissConductUS Thu 18-Apr-19 22:07:10

It's over. The ultrasound showed extensive, irreversible heart disease. It was time to let her go.

Thank you all.

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S1naidSucks Thu 18-Apr-19 22:09:02

I’m so sorry. 💐

Easterbunnynearlyhere Thu 18-Apr-19 22:09:28

Sorry for your loss op.

BettaSplenden Thu 18-Apr-19 22:10:07

Sorry to hear that. RIP Autumn x

Margot33 Thu 18-Apr-19 22:11:46

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

oooooooooooooosha Thu 18-Apr-19 22:13:56

I'm so so sorry. We lost dcat just before Christmas to a straddle thrombus. He was only 6. Lots of love to you and your family xx

oooooooooooooosha Thu 18-Apr-19 22:16:13

Sorry autocorrect fail - Saddle thrombosis not straddle thrombus.

SecretWitch Thu 18-Apr-19 22:19:04

She was beautiful..and clearly adored by your family. Secret and her kitties are so sorry for your loss 🐾🥀🐾

hartof Thu 18-Apr-19 22:20:06

I'm so sorry thanks

MeltingWax Thu 18-Apr-19 22:24:45

So sorry to hear that. She looked a beautiful wee cat flowers

Fishfingersandwichplease Thu 18-Apr-19 22:25:02

What an awful outcome. Thank goodness you realised something wasn't right and her suffering was minimal. 💔so sorry for you xx

Shinesweetfreedom Thu 18-Apr-19 22:30:41

I am sorry

MissConductUS Fri 19-Apr-19 14:32:11

I am so grateful for the kindness on MN, it helps more than I can say. Those who don't understand and love cats don't really appreciate the bond you form and the place they take in your life and heart.

Last night and today have been hard, particularly seeing all of her bits about the house - her food dish, bed, toys, etc. I don't have the strength to put them away today. DD seems to be holding up okay and DS was upset but I think he'll be okay. It's just a shame that he was so far away when all of this happened.

I read somewhere that when a pet dies you lose a piece of your heart, but the next one gives you a piece of theirs and thus over the many years your heart becomes more loving, open and trusting, just as theirs are. I do think that's true. I am a better person for having her in my life and she surely gave me her heart.

Thanks again dear MN'ers.

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HuggedTheRedwoods Fri 19-Apr-19 17:02:00

I'm so sorry you had to let her go but what beautiful words you have written for her, clearly a much loved girl. flowers

Steamfan Fri 19-Apr-19 17:04:13

I am so very sorry to read this flowers

ComedicCat Fri 19-Apr-19 17:04:33

So sorry flowers

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