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I am too shocked to write more now.
Edit to add: The vet has just phoned. I asked them to do an autopsy of organs and see what they could find; I ask for them not to send out tissue samples for lab work.
Billy's liver was full of disease. It may or may not have been cancer. Some of you will know, if a cat stops eating, they can go into a liver disease called fatty liver disease.
But my vet told me, if that was what happened, because he hadn't eaten for 4 or 5 days, then what caused him to stop eating? There was nothing she could find wrong. No urninary blockage. No problem with heart, lungs, other organs. So she is thinking the liver disease became so extensive that it is what stopped him from eating.
Sigh. I still can't believe he is gone. I went to bed thinking I had to take him to the vet and periodically I get ready to phone them for an appt for him. :(
Billy was 6 years young.
I am so sorry. :(
Billy you will be much missed by your meowmie and grandpawper.
You were loved for the short time you were there and lived with them.
RIP Billy xx
I am so sorry about sweet Billy. :(
Rest in Peace Billy
Our little Treasures do go so fast sometimes , one day they are running and playing that in a snap they are gone. I am so sorry to hear about Billy, and thats sad when they suddenly get old and ill.
I know Billy misses you and will be there waiting for you when its time to be reunited.
One Fine Day.
I'm so sorry. RIP Billy. You were well loved.
I'm so sorry. It's a horrible shock to lose a kitty so suddenly.
Rest gently, sweet Billy. I'm sure the PT angels were there to greet you.
Oh my, I am so sorry about Billy. RIP sweet one, and play hard at the RB.
Freedom - I wasn't sure of my memory, so looked for previous posts on Billy. He was the one that your dad loved so much!
This is even sadder - if it could be. I am sending more hugs and prayers to both of you.
Sleep softly, dear Big Billy....hugs to you....
Thanks you everyone. It has been very difficult. I keep crying off and on all day long. Dad has been very silent today.
I found him behind the loveseat. After I pulled that out, the other cats came over one by one to look and sniff the air around and above him. It was a sight to behold.
Just can't believe he is gone. LES
I'm so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. :( Play hard at the Bridge.
I am so very sorry. What a shock for you.
My deepest sympathy to you and your father and your other furbabies.
Pat, with LES
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I am so very sorry to read that you lost your dear Billy! What a sad day today for our pet talk kitties!