I put my cat down for a blocked urethra yesterday. I've never paid for big vet stuff, usually my parents do, but they couldn't justify $3k to unblock him since it could re-block.
I'm pretty broke but I've got $8k in bitcoin and I could have sold some of it to unblock him. That's all it is a blocked fricking tube they just have to catheterize. Otherwise he was young and perfectly healthy. I didn't have a lot of time to think about it and I knee-jerk rested on 'don't sell bitcoin for any reason' and I let my fricking cat die over this little bullshit. I'm gonna watch that bitcoin go to zero over the next 5 years and feel fricking torturous about it. I can't believe I didn't have a fricking spine and make the call.
He was all sedated and spooked and I could have him here keeping me company at my computer like he used to I just needed to be an adult and have a spine and I fricking didn't.
God damn it. I got more happiness from that cat that I do from my human connections. I frick those up left and right but my cat always thought I was the best. And now I frick that up too. Frick.
If you have a male cat, this can happen at any time, you should prepare for this so you know what your decision will be and you don't decide to euthanize your cat just because the other people in the room think it's the right option. No one told me about this, otherwise I'd have known the stats going in and been more confident to make the correct decision.
- if your cat is male there's about a .5% chance that he'll get a blocked urethra.
- if his urethra blocks completely you've got like 10-20 hours until his body gets all toxic and his liver and heart start failing.
- you've got 24-48ish hours until his bladder bursts and he dies in extreme pain.