Paddypaws with his bright blue eyes.
I am so sad today. Yesterday my parents had to have one of their 20 week old kittens put to sleep. Poor little Paddypaws was struggling to breathe when I woke up yesterday and his respirations were going at 80 per minute.
An emergency appointment with the vet told us that Paddy was indeed a very sick kitten. An X Ray showed an enlarged heart, liver and kidneys. This left no option but to try and remove the fluid under an anaesthetic. The best case scenario was a massive infection - the worst a massive heart defect. Sadly the latter proved to be the case and Paddy was put to sleep without ever waking again, a victim it appears of HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy).
Bless you Paddy - at the Rainbow Bridge with Grace and Spike. We won't ever forget you.