I'm apologizing in advance because I already posted on the health board but I know not everyone checks there. If you need to move/take down this thread, I will understand. I just really need some prayers for my little guy right now.
He threw up Sat night/Sun morning and wouldn't eat on Sunday. In the 6 years I've had Justin he has never lost his appetite, he is ALWAYS hungry, even when sick.
This morning when I got up he looked like he was having a hard time breathing so I rushed him into the vet. The vet did an x-ray, he has fluid in his lungs and his temp is only 95-96 when it should be 101. They were having to give him oxygen because he was having such a hard time breathing. She can't tell exactly what is wrong, but she suspects cardiomyopathy (heart failure) but we will have to get an ultrasound of his heart to really know because she couldn't visualize the heart on the x-ray from all the fluid. It could also be pneumonia, but she didn't think so because his temp was low and not high. Right now they are keeping him stablized and we are transferring him at 5:30 to an overnight emergency place where they can give him oxygen if needed. He is on antibiotics and a drug to help him pee, so he can hopefully get rid of the extra fluid.
This is killing me. I love this cat so much. My husband joined me at the vet's office to hear the results of the x-ray and even he started crying after we left. I have only seen him cry/tear up twice in the almost 10 years we've been together.
I just don't know what I'll do if I lose him. I feel so guilty for all the times I lost my temper with him or didn't spend enough time with him. I also gave him a couple mLs of water last night force feeding so he wouldn't dehydrate, but now I think that was a very bad thing since he has too much fluid. I also gave some new treats yesterday and my husband is worried that maybe they had some of that stuff from China that causes kidney failure. I don't know.
He just really looks bad. I'm so scared. I've had him for 6 years and I just want him to be okay.
I can't stop crying, it just can't be time for him to go yet.
Edit to add a picture of Justin and me: