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Farewell my Mii-Cat by AnnaGiladi Farewell my Mii-Cat by AnnaGiladi
My Mii-Cat aka Lucymia died at the clinic today. After 13 years of being my most loyal little sidekick and the loveliest silly cat, she just suddenly died when we were so close to finding what was wrong with her.

I have a huge empty hole where my heart was only hours ago. My world just ended and it's name was Lucymia.

Here's what happened: after a surgery to remove plaque and unidentified masses, she first seemed to recover just fine. Then suddenly, after a few days, it went downhill.
My puffer fish had escaped from its tank and grazed Lucy. She didn't bite or scratch it, but I still worried about external venom, so I contacted puffer fish experts and emergency vet services. They all told me that captive freshwater puffers are not dangerous. So I let it go.

But she stopped eating, drinking, washing and sleeping in my bed with me. I took her to the vet who had removed those other things before. She told me that I needed to get rid of the new kitten, Orli-Pompom, because Lucy was just jealous/stressed/depressed.

But a depressed cat can walk. Lucy couldn't, so I took her to my friend's vet. On the way there, she had gotten much worse. When I took her out of the carrier, she walked in a circle, then collapsed. The vet didn't have the proper equipment and sent me to his colleague who runs a hyper-equipped clinic.
That vet then tested Lucy for FIV (feline Aids), did a blood screen etc., and for one, found a pneumonia. He also took x-rays because her kidney had enlarged all of a sudden and her lung wasn't good either. Also her heart was disrupted. Lucy had trouble breathing, so he put her in an oxygen tank.

I'm on bad terms with G-d so I asked my orthodox friend to pray for my Mii-Cat and he did. He must have blurted out my name, because the vet came out and told me he may have to resucitate any moment. And he did, he intubated and tried everything, but a moment later, he came back again and only said "I'm sorry".

I asked him to do a post-mortem exam to find out what took my lovely Mii-Cat from me but I think I knew it was the neurological form of FIP.

Update: The autopsy report stated that she died from a congenital heart condition.
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Shaprite91 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Iloveyaoi84 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
So cute!
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am sorry you lost your Mii-Cat, I just lost my Roo on Nov 28, 2011, it's awful. Your Mii-Cat was a beauty and I especially love the photograph you have of her titled 'The Love of my life', she actually reminds me of my Roo in that photograph, they don't look alike, just the expression, Roo was blind towards the end after he got his teeth pulled and his tongue would stick out too. I miss him more than words could ever express as I am sure you miss your Mii-Cat. I am so sorry you lost her.
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jam-a-val Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww!!! I'm so sorry for your loss. :hug:
If you haven't seen this yet, you should read this poem: [link] The person who took the photo lost one of her cats recently too, so maybe you can contact her. Stay strong! :hug:
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
That was weird, I came here from just browsing and I see your comment linking to my work and how sweet are you...AWW! :hug:
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jam-a-val Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) That poem is worth sharing. I even shared it on facebook.
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love that poem too, one of my favorites. I found it like a year before I posted it because I had to have the right photograph to go with it. I am glad I did, it is one of my top sellers now on RB and my website.
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LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
"Hey, mom, Pay attention here... I'm talking to you!"

She looks adorable and sweet. I am so sorry for your loss :hug:
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. She was a total cutie...
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oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
now you have a guardian angel:) she will always be there:)
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