Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Marathon Race Is Over For Woody
Caroline was constantly trying to catch Woody!
Peek a boo! I see you!
What are you looking at? I was praying not napping!!
Woody, our praying cat, was praying for Caroline to get home back in December!
It's been a pretty sad week around our house. Caroline has been pretty sick and to top it off, we had to put our beloved cat, Woody, to sleep. When I got home from Guatemala, I noticed that he was really unhealthy looking (super skinny) and his fur was not well groomed. I thought it was perhaps worms. However, Tim took him to the vet for me and he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. His heart was double the size of a normal heart and was basically in cardiac arrest at all times. The vet described it as the same as a marathon runner dropping dead of a heart attack. Some days were better than others. The vet prescribed him medicine to help ease his pain, drain fluid away from his heart and something else. Well, the fight ended on Monday afternoon. Tim came home early and we found Woody was paralyzed on the floor and gasping for air. He took him to the vet where he was diagnosed with having a blood clot, which was causing him to not be able to breathe and walk. It was so sad. Woody had been in our family for 9 years and was our "little lion". It still seems like we will hear him knock at the door to come in in the middle of the night. (He went out at night because we think he had a few girls on the side!!) Caroline loved Woody and amazingly, he loved her.