Monday, May 14, 2012

Saddest Day of My Life

My precious Hunter passed away late night on May 12. It was day 31 since his Convenia shot. He had a bad reaction to this antibiotic and suffered terribly for one full month. It was not even necessary for him to get the shot because amoxicillin was working fine with his chronic cough. His doctor recommended Convenia without telling us anything about its possible side effects and danger.

According to Pfizer, a Convenia shot is effective for 14 days, but remains in the system for 65 days. Curt and I looked after him day and night, feeding and medicating him 5 times a day while researching the Internet which revealed that 5 to 6% of the cats, especially old cats, have a bad reaction to Convenia some of which are fatal. We needed to keep him going for 65 days. In spite of numerous visits to his vets, stay at an emergency hospital, multiple ultrasound, X-rays, blood tests, and placement of feeding tube, he could not make it. I'M SO SORRY HUNTER!

Rest in peace now. I will always love you forever.
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