Last evening the vet called to give the sad news of Paddy’s death.
We hoped she was young and strong enough to recover from the surgery that was necessary to save her life. But in her already weakened state the shock of the procedure and the blood loss turned out to be too much for her to bear.
The past days she held on bravely and patiently endured the continuous administering of food and water. Each time she was fed she seemed to perk up a bit, but instead of getting stronger, she slowly got weaker. When her body temperature dropped the kittens even helped by cuddling up against her.
Final attempts at the vet’s to warm and revive her were to no avail. Knowing that at leaving her at the vet this afternoon there was only a glimmer of hope left that her situation might improve, the news of her death came as a huge shock.
Paddy was exactly like she looks in her pictures. Enterprising, funny and very very sweet. Thank you for all the kind words, purrs and prayers from the past days, they show that she was loved the world over.
We will miss her tremendously.