Other People’s Abys: Wild Bill Hunts With Star Clan

So sad to announce this…Jacoby has lost an uncle.

Last week, Sherry posted: “My 6 year old Wild Bill, the most playful and affectionate cat I’ve ever known, is in the hospital in critical condition tonight with sepsis after being blocked with urinary crystals. He has been in the hospital since Saturday morning and was seemingly recovering until this morning when he started to look weaker and ended up in septic shock from infection. I love him so very much and pray he makes it home soon – he’s missing rubs on his head and his favourite toy, Tim Horton coffee stir sticks – like so many people, he needs his Tim Hortons everyday.”

And then today came this sad news: “I am so broken hearted to let everyone know that my sweet boy Wild Bill passed away yesterday morning. I had him back to the vet the night before because he still did not have any appetite and seemed to be getting a bit worse rather than better with a below normal temperature. They gave him injections for pain and appetite but by yesterday morning he was very weak and a couple of hours after his morning syringe feeding he was barely able to walk and as soon as I saw his mouth open to breath I called my vet and rushed him right in – by the time I got there his heart had already stopped. I had no idea he could end up that bad that quickly after a urinary blockage. I am devastated to lose my Wild Bill – he was truly a special cat and will remain forever in my heart”

Wild Bill was Jake’s uncle. He was a younger sibling of Scar’s (same mother and father, but from a different litter). He was from the last litter of Ginger x TJ, born 3 May, 2010 – an uncle younger than Jake!

But it’s scary because Jake, too, has urinary crystals. He’s never had a blockage, but it’s serious motivation to make sure he only eats UT food.

My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend has stopped running today.

3 thoughts on “Other People’s Abys: Wild Bill Hunts With Star Clan

  1. I’m so sad to hear this. That is one of the interesting things about us pedigreed cats – we know our family health history, so it gives our humans an indication of what they need to look out for in us.

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  2. Oh, Coco! I am so sorry for this loss! I’m crying, and I didn’t even know Jake’s uncle. It is so sad whenever one of our furbabies leaves us. And this little one was so young. One of my cats also has had urinary crystals. Thank God he hasn’t had them since. He is on almost solely UTI food from our veterinarian. Once in a while, my cats get Gerber Baby Food Beef Formula and Wellness Canned Food as treats, but this is all. Thanks for the reminder of how devastating this disease can be. R.I.P., Wild Bill.

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