Thought i'd finally update with some very sad news.
A few weeks ago, both my cats stopped eating. After a few daysone of my cats was eating as normal, the other remained eating very little. He seemed otherwise fine.
We took him to the vet who had a look and all the vitals were fine. But we knew he wasn't himself.
Fast forward a week, and we woke up to find our little white cat Hendon breathing very heavily and looking extremely poorly.
We took him to the vet who immediately told us he was in an extremely bad way. He kept him for a few hours and when we went back, he told us that something was very seriously wrong with him, and that they’d had to perform a ‘chest tap’ to get fluid off his lungs.
We were told that the steroid injection he’d been given should hold him over for a few days until more tests could be done.
Unfortunately, the next morning he was much, much worse and long story short, a week short of his first birthday, we had to have Hendon put down.
Turns out he was born with an enlarged heart (how appropriate) and what had happened to him was inevitable to happen at some point in his life. We were (are) absolutely devastated to lose him; he really was very special and a very real member of our family. He was (with our other cat Stockwell) the first pet I’ve ever had and it’s real tragedy he’s gone.