On Thursday, 8/2, I had to say goodbye to my beautiful calico, Kelly.
On Oct 2011, I adopted Kelly. She was about 1 year old. Instantly her personality caused me to fall in love with her.
Earlier this year, she developed a severe breathing problem (rapid breathing) that was diagnosed as severe asthma. In fact, the head of Purdue Small Animal Hospital said it was the worst case of asthma they've seen in a cat. Since then, she's been on steroids twice a day. She responded well to the medication and was close to her old lovable self.
On 8/2, I found her laboring to breathe and open mouth breathing. I rushed her to Purdue, where they put her on oxygen. After x-rays, they found that her lungs had thinned and breached in one area, filling her chest with air. They removed the air, but it would fill back up. With her history, she would not survive any surgery and was in clear discomfort. I had to make the hardest decision and let my friend go.
She was a good cat. I miss her.