Hello friends. I am so sad to tell you that my sweet little four-legged furry bundle of joy, MAX, passed away on Wednesday morning. I had dropped him off that morning at the vet to have surgery, then I headed home since I have been so sick. My Max was to have all of his teeth extracted because of severe gum disease and a raging infection. They gave him a sedative before they could even give him anestesia or intibate him (normal procedure) and within 2 minutes he fell over and his heart had stopped. They gave him CPR for about 15 minutes to no avail. The doctor thinks that the infection may have compromised his heart and it was just too much for his body. Also since he was a feral cat, we just don't know about genetics, etc. But without the surgery, he would have continued to have infection after infection and would have starved, since he wasn't eating enough to sustain his big body.
I am still in shock today and so very sad and depressed. I just lost my beloved Charlie in December and now my sweet boy, Max....Max was such a good boy. He was only 7 and I have had him since he was 5 weeks old when I took in him and his beautiful mother who were ferals - he was still nursing when I took them in. Max was a talker. In the picture below of him alone, he was "talking" to me, trying to get some message across. He was my social butterfly - always greeting everyone at the door. He was my constant shadow (much to the chagrin of my other beloved shadow, Freida). Max made me laugh with his antics. He was a friend to all of the other animals - not a mean bone in his body. You all know that my beloved four-legged furry children are the world to me and ARE my children. I miss him so much and I just wanted to share my thoughts with you all. There was such a depth of love in his eyes when he looked at me. I hope he always knew that I felt the same.
My dear Max - be free, be strong, know that you will be mourned and missed, that you have loved and are beloved. Be blessed my baby kitty, until we meet again.