Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rest in peace, Porch Kitty

Porch Kitty briefly rallied after her blood transfusion, and my hope was that she was suffering internal trauma. The fact that she'd been losing weight for the past couple of weeks/month didn't really fit, but I chose to ignore that. Unfortunately, her condition began to deteriorate again last night, and it became apparent that she was hemorrhaging into her abdomen still.

My colleague took her to surgery and found what appeared to be diffuse intestinal cancer. The bleeding was from multiple, eroded mesenteric vessels. There was nothing to be done. She was not woken up from surgery.

She will be very, very missed. She was an extremely sweet cat, and she spent her days keeping our neighbor's very ill (terminally) mother company. She was also a favorite of my husband - who worried about her incessantly when she disappeared on her 2 day jaunts.

Rest in peace, sweet kitty.


Shannon said...

So sorry for your loss.

No news is good news, so I have much hope that your dad is faring much better.

Positive thoughts heading your way

Elizabeth said...

I am sorry to hear this.. Hope you dad is improving..

Robin Rankin said...

I'm so sorry.

HP said...

I'm sorry to hear about the kitty and your dad. Sending prayers to your and your family!