Thank you to all those who have been thinking of our little family!
Friday night Prince started having trouble breathing and moaning in pain so we decided it was time. We took him to the emergency clinic around 10 p.m. with the intention of putting him down. When we finally got into the exam room the tech took his temp and we found it was FINALLY normal and the swelling in his arm had gone down! We were so hopefull!
Than we noticed little red spots on his arm and tummy - the doctor was very worried about those as they could have indicated internal bleeding/bruising. She wanted to run some bloodwork since his levels were pretty off last time blood was taken (a few days ago).
So she did and discovered that he was clinically anemic. She said a blood transfusion had to take place if we wanted him to have a chance of making it. That entail $1000 per NIGHT (could have taken numerous transfusions) and only a 5o/50 chance.
After talking it over briefly we decided to go for it - hell, a 50% chance we could have our baby for years more?
They started to prep him for an IV and we ran home (around midnight now) to get his meds that we left there. When we got back the tech asked us to wait for a few minutes because the Doc needed to see us (That's never good).
After waiting an HOUR in the lobby she brings us in to tell us the bad news. When the techs were shaving his arm to get the IV ready they finally saw how horrible his bruising was. They did more bloodwork while we had been gone and found he was past repair :( The doc mentioned something about bone marrow, but we wern't really paying attention anymore.
We made the decision quickly - the doctor (who was a total angel) said she would have done the same if it was her cat.
They brought him in on a kitty bed and with a towel over him so we couldn't see his shaved arm. He was in obvious pain - we said our goodbyes - she did the euthanasia quick - and he was gone.
The techs made us a little imprint of his paw in clay right after for us. They were all so kind to us.
Our house feels so empty without him now. Even though we still have his brother (who were terribly worried about now since he is also FIV positive) its just not the same.
He was cremated yesterday and is now back home with us - in spirit and remains.
Please - if you have a pet - love on them today for us! and for prince :)