Matt Meowdock was truly awesome
We brought him home a week ago from his first foster. He still had diarrhea from the worms and subsequent coccidia infection. We worked all week to get him eating and his poop normal. He looked like he was turning a corner and he was so happy and snuggly and he was a little escape artist who kept disappearing from his space in the house and appearing in others.
But it turned out that the horrifying diarrhea was the only reason he was still with us. Once his stool was no longer runny, he ran into an insurmountable obstacle. His colon had almost no motility, so a normal stool meant it expanded and cut off his bladder. We took him to the vet yesterday morning thinking he was a little constipated but no big.
We left with a diagnosis of megacolon and him too small and weak to be a surgical candidate. They managed to make him comfortable so we took him home for the day and everyone who had met him came by and held him and snuggled him. He spent less than five minutes after diagnosis not being snuggled. He ate a can of fish flavoured fancy feast voraciously and washed his little paws and face after. He was so loved. All day, he was so loved.
And at 8:00 last night we met the rescue director and the foster who had him before us at the vet and we let him go. He was held and snuggled and loved until his very last moment, when he went to sleep in my hands one final time.
He was so beautiful, with so much potential and so very loved. We miss him so much, for all he was only ours for a week. We believe in reincarnation in our home, so we believe that, once he's had a rest on the other side of the Bridge, he'll come back to us in a better, stronger body and we'll be able to show him even more love. But until then, we miss him so badly it feels like we're dying.
Little blind kitten was the best kitten, the sweetest kitten and we'll miss him so bad.