I am really sad today and miss my cat already. He would have been 16 in November. I found him out on the street when he was a year old. Some people moved away and just left him. I took him in and gave him a good life. I had another cat but he died a few months ago - heart failure.
My cat was black and white and the kids named him Oreo. He was the best cat, very friendly and good with kids. He had diabetes and kidney failure. We had been giving him shots 2X a day and fluids under his skin every other day for about six months. (the fluid that is).
We don't know what happened but we found him lethargic. I assumed that his sugar went too low and put syrup on his gums like I was supposed to. But he started siezing and did not come around. We took him to the vet and since he was so sick and already had many hospitalizations we decided to just put him to sleep. He was in full renal-failure anyway.
I wish I knew what happened though. A half hour before he was walking around, purring and seemed o.k. It happened so fast. Anyway, this is a sad day for the kids too. This cat was like our baby and they helped in his care too. We knew he had only a few months to live but it happened so fast.
I don't want any more pets - too much work and you get too attached. Since we lost both cats (the other one we had since birth and he died at 14), it has been traumatic. Anyway, glad I have a place to "talk" about it. Lilly