One month and four days later, we have lost our darling Bauer.
Admittedly, this one snuck up on us. We've been watching him since the passing of his sister, and while he seemed a little lonely he was in robust health so far as we could tell.
However, he stopped eating either Thursday or Friday and slid downhill very quickly. We took him to the Vets last night, where he was given some antibiotics, fluids and an appetite stimulant. We had hoped that what was looking like a cold would turn around quickly.
However, overnight he all but lost the use of his rear legs. He stopped drinking water around 2:30 am (lucky me had a coughing fit around that time, so I was awake for his last drink). He spent this morning staggering around painfully and crying. We made an emergency call to the Vet, and made the call.
We don't know exactly what the problem was, and unfortunately anything that would have told us would have been far too invasive and traumatizing for an 18-year old kitty.
We miss him. He was a love monkey, a friend to all, and very willing to tell you all about his nap and how awesome those four hours were.
Our big house is down to just one fur-baby now, and seems much too big, and much too quiet.
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