I admit it – I have favorite cats and Pammie is one of the 4 girls I love most. About a week ago I noticed she was acting very lethargic, her nose was not pink but white and as the days went on she started breathing heavily. By Saturday night I called the vet and described her symptoms. He suspected feline leukemia and that’s what I found online as well. I wasn’t sure she’d live until morning but Sunday she acted better but still could not lay down and sleep because she couldn’t breathe. Our appointment was late Monday afternoon and the vet diagnosed a leaky heart valve, gave her numerous injections and sent us home with daily pills. This morning she is actually sleeping and that’s a relief for me because she must be exhausted after many days of sitting upright.
What to do? I have always believed Quality of life was more important than Quantity of life. If she continues to struggle I will put her down because I love her so much — not because I don’t want to bother with her anymore. I don’t want to see her suffer and struggle to breathe – what kind of life is that?
So for now, we wait and see. I know many of you will understand what I’m gong through.