Here’s another story from Leslie, and one of her favorites:
Reading this story, I wondered why many vets would decide not to give the cat a chance and try and remove the blockage. Doing a little further reading on the subject, I realized what vets are up against with this one and just how lucky Mousie was.
An article on Feline Thromboembolic Disease from Georgia Veterinary Specialists describes it as “one of the most difficult and frustrating diseases for veterinarians” since there is so often underlying heart disease which can not only make treatment more dangerous to the cat but will often lead to the formation of more, possibly fatal, blood clots in future. In the face of such a gloomy prognosis, it’s a bit more understandable why vets would often decide prevention of further pain and suffering to be the kindest thing to do.
Nine years later, Mousie can be found, healthy and content, snoozing on one of the shelves up high near the rafters on the porch outside the single wide trailer.