wow!! My oldest is 15 and that is the one that was just diagnosed with heart disease last week. It is heartbreaking cuz they are such a part of us!! I know words will not help but know that prayers are headed your (and your mom's way). For me, a way to get thru it was to talk about the good times and continue to remember them. If you want, tell us about your cat: Name, color, funny habits, etc....... It always made me cry to talk about it, but it helped get it out, so if you want to, I know we would all love to hear all about your cat!