Saturday, August 04, 2007
This morning was had to have our cat, Fred, put down. He had a saddle thrombosis, which is a blood clot in the legs; he had no feeling in his back legs, couldn't walk, and his temp (at the back end, of course) was 97 degrees. A cat's normal temp is 101. He was also breathing very hard/quickly and wasn't his normal self by a long shot. Our vet, a very compassionate man who is excellent with animals, said that we could have surgery done on him, but the chances of him coming out of it weren't great as it's a very risky surgery.
So we all said goodbye to our very good friend. The kids seem to be taking it fairly well but Greg and I are rather devastated.
He was a very patient cat and would put up with a lot from the kids.
He was a good cat, a part of our family, and we'll miss him terribly.