A short while back I posted some pictures of my new kitten, eddie in the pets pic thread. Well I'm in pieces at the moment because I just lost him
He would have been nine weeks old tomorrow , and had really found his way into the hearts of myself and the rest of my family.
He'd never been a very playful or energetic kitten and seemed to prefer to curl up around the nearest neck he could find. This made him more lovable,
he really seemed to need us.
Well he seemed fine this morning when I woke up, he enjoyed a good stroke and settled down to sleep on the sofa. I took my kids to school and when I
came back he was still asleep . When I was about to leave for work 10 minutes later, I went to stroke him and noticed that his eyes were open and
staring, pupils dilated. His body was all limp. I could tell right away that he wasn't right, so I quickly phoned work to say I wouldn't be in and
drove straight up to the vets. The vet was quick to rush him in and start giving oxygen and antibiotics. I was told that he was anaemic , and has a
very irregular heart beat , and that I should leave him there to be given supportive therapy, and wait for a phone call.
So I spent the next hour on tenderhooks. The vet phoned to say that he had deteriorated and that things didn't look too good, then a couple of hours
later (or about an hour ago ) I got the call to say that he had passed away.
The vet thinks that the most likely cause is cat lukemia , possibly passed on while in the womb.
So right now I'm absolutly heartbroken . I've been crying all morning , and right now it feels like I'm never gonna stop.
I'm not really sure even why I'm posting this. I've just got to let it out, and I think I'm still in shock at how suddenly this has happened.
Although the vet said that his lack of playfulness was probably a sign that something wasn't quite right
I've been on the phone to my husband who is also heartbroken. He's a big butch man , but this little kitten had really bonded with him.
Now I've just got to prepare myself for telling my kids who thought they'd left a happy healthy kitten this morning. It's going to be really
from the other thread, here is my little Eddie.