I just posted a response in my emergency room thread --
To say I'm devastated and shocked is the least of how I am feeling. A day and a half ago Mattie was playing on my head and cuddling with my husband and I. And this morning he passed away at the vet office.
There isn't an exact cause but it wasn't a natural death. The vet believes due to his symptoms and his breathing that he had something stuck in his throat (most likely a large seed or too big of a bite). When I brought him in this morning after his very lethargic and not able to really move symptoms, they put him in an oxygenated "room" but when they took him out an hour and a half later, he went into respiratory arrest and passed very quickly.
I didn't get to say goodbye. And we were going to celebrate his one year birthday this weekend.
This has been the hardest few weeks of my life and this just puts me in a state of absolute misery. We have lost 2 out of 3 pets in just a week, not to mention (and I hate to get too personal) but I was already grieving because I had a very unexpected miscarriage two weeks ago. The universe is really testing me and my family -- but why so much death in the past few weeks I don't know.
RIP, Mattie Jr. We are going to bury him tonight with his favorite toy, his favorite snack, and I'm going to put flowers in the box as well.
I don't know if I can ever own another pet again at this point!