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Diamond-Bear
I was hoping I would not be back here on these boards so soon after Diamond's passing, but here I am...

Soxie began breathing a little erratic, so we took him to the emergency vet. Immediately, they put him on oxygen and diagnosed him with heart failure. They also found fluid in his lungs. As they ran more tests, they found he also has hyperthyroidism.

The doctor was able to drain the fluid and put him on meds to slow down the heart failure, but we have been told it is just a matter of time until the heart gives out.

The doctor wants to release him tonight so that he can go home and be in more comfortable surroundings.

Today is his 14th birthday, so it will be good to have him home. However, we are also devastated to know that this may be his last birthday.
moon_beam
Hi, Teresa, thank you so much for sharing with us how you and your precious Soxie are doing. Please permit me to offer you my sincerest condolences in the news you have received about his health status. You didn't mention if the vet put Soxie on thyroid medication. A malfunctioning thyroid can cause so many different health issues, as I learned from my beloved Oslo who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 3 years before he joined the angels. Once the thyroid medication reached proper levels in his blood system, his overall health status improved. While it didn't stop the decline of the other medical issues, it did slow the progress once the thyroid resumed proper function. Of course this is what happened with my beloved Oslo, and each case is unique. I am so hoping and praying that getting your precious Soxie home to familiar surroundings will help him, and that the medication he is on now will help to provide a good quality of life for as long as possible.

I do understand so much how heartbreaking this news is for you, Teresa, especially so soon after having your beloved Diamond join the angels. The Anticipatory Grief journey has its own form of horror roller coaster ride. Please know we are here for you, Teresa, to share this journey with you and your precious Soxie.

Thank you so much for sharing your precious Soxie with us, Teresa. I know you and your precious Soxie will cherish every moment you have together, as you have done so throughout your earthly journey together. Please know you and your precious Soxie are in my thoughts and prayers, Teresa, and that I look forward to knowing how things are going.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam
DannysMom
Diamond-Bear, I am sorry to hear about Soxie's health problems. Hyperthyroidism, if untreated, does affect the heart, kidneys, and other organs in a cat's body. Once on medication for a few weeks they do improve as moon_beam stated, but in Soxie's case it may be too late to reverse his heart condition. My cat, Danny, had congestive heart failure, so I know what you're going through and my heart goes out to you.
Gretta's Mom
Oh Diamond Bear

How not fair it is that you're having to face another possible passing so soon after Diamond went home. Hopefully Soxie gets on thyroid medication and that slow the heart down and buys some extra time for you two to share all the love it's possible to share on this earth.

You're in my heart and my prayers tonight and always. Here's what strength I have for you to use during this horrid time.

We love you - and Soxie - and Diamond.

XOXO

Gretta's mom
Diamond-Bear
Thank you for your kind words, moon_beam, DannysMom, and Gretta's Mom.

Soxie passed away tonight. His doctor believes he threw a clot to one of his lungs.

We did bring him home Wednesday night, but we had to take him back to the hospital tonight, which is where he passed. We weren't with him when it happened because it happened so suddenly.
moon_beam
Hi, Teresa, please permit me to offer you my sincerest and deepest sympathies in the physical loss of your beloved Soxie. I know the seering pain of loss that is in your heart, and I want you to know that I share your sorrow. I hope and pray that you know the love bond you and your beloved Soxie share is eternal - - and that he is now restored to his former youthfulness in the company of the angels eternally bound to your heart and memories. His sweet Living Spirit is forever with you, Teresa, - - he is always a heartbeat close to you.

Even though we are separated by geographical distances, please know each of us are here for you through the blessing of this wonderful forum to offer you both our individual and collective support, encouragement, and comfort as you travel your grief journey. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Teresa, and that I look forward to knowing how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam
DannysMom
QUOTE (Diamond-Bear @ Apr 21 2012, 11:21 PM) *
Thank you for your kind words, moon_beam, DannysMom, and Gretta's Mom.

Soxie passed away tonight. His doctor believes he threw a clot to one of his lungs.

We did bring him home Wednesday night, but we had to take him back to the hospital tonight, which is where he passed. We weren't with him when it happened because it happened so suddenly.


Please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of your precious Soxie. I am sorry that you weren't able to be with him when he passed. Please take good care of yourself.
MaggiesMama
I just want to offer my deepest sympathies over Soxie's passing.

I wish you peace on your journey and hope Soxie's memories help comfort you.

Peace & Love,

Jennifer/Maggie's Mama
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