I have a very special friend,his name is Technician. He's a 4yr old male long haired cat. Some say he looks like the cat in the hat.He is just TECH to me. I rescued him when he was 9wks old. Little did i know how strong our bond would be. He entered this world on june 18th 2015 . He was born with only one eye dont let that fool you he has a fur friend skillet and could out see her anyday! I soon found out that there are real angels in this world. He is mine!!! I noticed while holding him and the music is playing he would get excited and start showing off. Getting on my shoulders on my back play with my hair and a big show off to be honest. I have a couple rhyming tunes i have sung to him since he was a baby, of course its routine now i do this. Hes such a teddy bear a really good kitty, not big on purring which i thought was due to not being happy due to his fur friend Skillet. Jealous. Nope...its just him he talks just a quiet guy i guess..so im gonna say about a year into him being with me i started noticing he would breathe with his mouth open and act sorta different. A hairball i thought he would cough like a hairball...well those episodes became more frequent and eventually leading us to emergency vet visits i had to have help paying which got us no where hes getting worse meds aren't working. Finally this july after he collapsed with purple lips and struggling to get air i seen a vet ive not seen before i call they will see him knowing i only had enuf for the visit thats it..the lady who is his vet now let him stay to be monitored. Meds and vitals daily. His resting respritory rate the day i brought him in was 72 that was lower compared to the previous nite. How do you help a cat that cant breathe and is dying right before ur eyes? I threw myself on the ground outside and was extremely upset my best friend is dying and sunday nite no vet unless i drive 2 hrs i had no car. I asked god to pls not take my friend..not tonite. If you are gonna take him will you tell him its okay to let go i love him and watching him suffer wasnt an option . A year of attacks and this the worst. I came inside went downstairs where he was i tried giving him water . He wasnt interested doing open mouthed breathing he collapsed in front of me i screamed and ran upstairs and i was shaking crying omg my technician ..nooooooo! Not my techy joz. I couldn't bare to watch him die. I fell asleep when i woke up , i looked at the basement door knowing when i go down there my best friend was gonna be gone. I slowly went down the stairs positive he hasnt moved from where he collapsed. He wasnt there i said Techniciaaaan? I came around the corner ..there he was still in respritory arrest he culdnt of been breathing any faster his lungs were expanding so hard he looked twice his size he managed to give 1 meow. I said ..buddy...we r going to the doctor. I was prepared to put him down. Taking his favorite blanket and bed we were on our way to find out what was wrong with him. Im thinking the worst. The vet met us at the door with oxygen and we rushed into the room. Waiting...im telling tech its okay they will help you buddy. And it was ok to let me go. The vet came in asked questions did her assessment....the news no cat owner wants to hear. Technician is in severe respritory arrest and needs to stay here for meds and to see if his lungs are damaged. Kidneys also. I had 75$ thats barely gonna cover our visit let alone a stay and meds and testing. Yup this is it im gonna have no choice but to do the right thing and tell him goodbye. Vet offered a payment option using my credit. I knew the answer of course its a no and so was everyone elses credit we tried . I was heartbroken its my fault hes in this condition. Well...there really is a god and he answered my prayers. The vet allowed tech to stay 3 nites and 4 days. No cost. I was beside myself no way can i just not give anything. Well i was on call the first 24hrs if his breathing wasnt better by the next morning we needed to talk about what my options would be and whats best for tech..being the handsome gentle hearted guy he was ..won over the hearts of the staff and they fell in love with him . The vet called saying i have an update..i was about to be sick.then she starts by saying what a good boy he was and that she wasnt sure how..but his fav blanket went with him..she said we think he covered himself up somehow and all the way under his blanket. My heart kinda sunk. He didnt do that at home ..he was depressed and thought i abandoned him. She then tells me he has Feline Asthma and will need meds everyday until his last day. Omg i was devestated and relieved we finally knew whats going on. And also he needs albuterol inhaler in a breathing box. Giving him a pill no way he was not having that he gets spooked too easy. Vet says hes been taking his pill fine and liked his box for other meds. Im worried..i have to make sure he gets his meds every 12 hrs and this isnt what i signed up for haha i said to myself...he made sure he left his cat heart in mine forever and hes counting on me to make sure he doesnt get attacks. Downside he culd develope diabetes. And or have another attack and poof thats it. We are 2 months into meds and so far so good except my job ended and caring for him was being challenged litter soft food and meds... well that is what brought us here. Techs never had any shots and hasnt been neutered he needs prednisolone script once a month and he needs cotterization on his eyelid where he doesnt have an eye. If anyone would like to donate it doesnt have to be to me . His vet clinic would except donations for Tech ask for Mary Greene D.V.M. at Advanced Veterinary Care Clinic 605 689 0455 [email protected] or i have a paypal set up paypal.me/feathrz79
Thank you!!! Sincerely Tech n Heather
RAISE FELINE ASTHMA AWARENESS!