Figment's Last Days With Us (May-05)
Resting, but not eating or drinking
The crowded condo gave figment very little free space and very
limited access to fresh air and sunshine (Dec-04)
In May 2005, we sadly had to say good-bye to our good friend.
Figment's health suddenly, and without warning, deteriorated. His
frequent habit of throwing up had increased to almost daily since we
moved to our new condo in July 2003. We found a good vet that had
treated him with steroids, but he found little relief. In March 2005,
he suddenly went blind in his right eye. Dave planted a small patch
of "cat" grass for him, but Figment was never well enough
to test it. Like January 2003, he again developed a
"blockage" that we followed with a full Xray, blood
test and "unblocking". He felt better for almost two
weeks, then became "blocked" again, and refused to eat.
Sadly, he did not eat or drink for 5 more days. We realized over
time, and through 2 more vet visits, that his condition was
terminally serious. On his last doctor visit, after he had lost so
much weight, the vet could easily feel that a mass had formed in his
abdomen. Figment had lived a full life with us in Utah and Florida.
He had enjoyed the run of our big house for many years and retired to
our small, cramped condo and its little patio. He is now at peace,
and was able to leave us without a trauma and without going through
an extended period of suffering or pain. We take comfort in that
thought during our time of great sadness over the loss of our good friend.