Munchkin had been acting funny since sometime yesterday, but I thought it was just the heat since he seemed better when he was in a room with a fan or AC. I kept trying to get him to eat and he was doing pretty good until last night. He had started lapping milk, and almost totally refusing his bottle. He was pretty much flea free, but a couple of strays got to him here and there, which hubby and I would squish every time he ate or anything else. He was doing so well... I was going to take him to the vet in the morning because I thought he might be getting an eye infection, and I knew I wouldn't have money today (hubs gets paid on Saturdays and my bank account is almost dry). Apart from being a little lethargic, he was fine. He wasn't eating quite as much as the day before, but again, I thought it was the heat. He was still peeing, pooping, walking around, etc.
Today, it was the same story. Hell, he climbed up his blanket from his bed box thingy and got in the floor and crawled under the bed and stuff. Then when my husband got home, I asked him to try to feed Munchkin so I could go to the bathroom and shower. He came in and told me Munchkin was acting really weird suddenly, so I searched for the nearest emergency veterinary clinic (which is about an hour away, I learned). We were getting ready to take him, and then suddenly he was just gone. I didn't believe it... Every baby animal I've seen pass, it's been horrible (I won't go into details). But Munchkin looked happier and more peaceful than he had in days. It was so sudden, it took me almost a minute to realize that he really was gone.
I know this is off topic from most of my blogs, but I needed to get this out. I've been bawling and then trying to stay busy, and this is just part of staying busy I guess. I want to thank everyone who sent him healing and positive thoughts and energy. Without you guys, I don't think he would have made it as long as he did. We think he might have had worms, but we're not sure. Again, I'm so thankful for everyone who responded to my tweets and stuff about him. If nothing else, I think it caused his passing to be quick and gentle. I don't think I could have made it through him suffering. I still have nightmares about the kitten that died in my hands a while back.
This has turned into one hellacious year. I really hope that the worst is behind us now...