I dont want to upset you but I need to share im sorry.
Hi everyone, You may remember I used to come on this forum a lot about Kaytee my black and tan cavalier, she had so many health problems, elongated soft pallet, heart murmur, syringlomelia, IBD and dry eye.
She had been getting worse over the months but she was a confusion, she had coughed since the age of around 6 but it got worse and worse.
We moved in june last year and we found a new vet, things seemed to be on the up, he understood her soft pallet problem and she had a heart work up the first time anyone had ever taken things further trying to help her.
months on kaytee was coughing more and more, she had started to wobble and her legs were often weak, her blood pressure was also up and down all the time, she was 10 and she was finding it harder and harder to enjoy life, but still she was fighting and me and her were everything to eachother.
Last monday she was coughing constantly, her throat seemed red and ulcerated and she wouldnt eat unless I blended her food.
The vet said he would do a heart work up, we needed to work out why she was coughing it was hard to tell if it was her heart or throat.
Thurs she went for the work up and I got a call, I was told she would be lightly sedated and the vet rang and said she had bad infection in her teeth, he thought this was making the throat real bad and should he try taking some teeth out. Having my trust in him I said yes. kaytee had bad teeth, if I tried to clean them she would panic and often pass out from her throat.
It all went horribly wrong, kaytee almost died on the table, the next thing I know im at the vets and she was on oxygen and in such a state it almost killed me, they sent her home once she came off the oxygen yet she never came round.
She was in a coma state, she didnt know I was there, there was no response and though she started to try to move a little she couldnt stand or lift her head on her own.
I went to my old vet for a second opinion towards the end of the next day and he said the time had come, she was in a coma, she could move slightly apparently as a nerve in the brain was still functioning I dont properly understand what he meant, but kaytee wasnt there anymore it was just a empty shell. Within seconds she had left us.
The vet I saw for the second opinion said they had been trying to bring her back on the table for 15-20 mins, they told me seconds. He also said that a main valve was going in kaytee's heart and that she wouldnt have been with us for long, he said in a away this was a blessing as we saved her a lot of pain, at the end she didnt know what was happening, (So I hope) and that he thought she wouldn't have lived long with the valve as it was.
I do know that her cough had been awful last week, her heart was so fast and beating so hard around 160-180 beats a minuite.
I blame myself so bad, why did I take her for the heart work up? I feel if only id have said leave the teeth she would still be here now, for how long we dont know but I feel like I killed my one and only reason for living.
Im sorry but I needed to share. thanks for reading. xxx