Well I'm feeling a bit down this weekend.
What I thought was my cat being unable to rid itself of a fur ball seems to be more serious. She is 14 years old and was the runt of the litter. I've looked after her and nursed her through the many ups and downs of her life so far but I believe that this time I won't be able to make her better.
The rapid breathing, the listless and her quietness is really worrying me that she won't be around for much longer.
I am faced with a problem now. She is by nature a shy and nervy cat who is only happy when she is at home, with us, and she hides from strangers. By the very nature of the problem a vet would want, at the very least, to do an X-ray with probably scans and EKGs being the next on the list. This would entail stays at the veterinary clinic; anesthetics, injections, strangers and being apart from us.
Having a daughter who is a Senior Vet Nurse does help but trying to decide what to do for the best is awful and heartbreaking.