It is with great sadness that I type this post ... we (Shon and I) just got home from Virginia Tech Hospital of Veternary Medicine - Scotchy has gone to the bridge - today has been a rough day.
The short version is that the echo showed the lining of his heart thickened causing his breathing difficulity along with the diabeties he could not be treated to being stable to come home. If it had just been the heart he would have had maybe another year with medications. If it had just been diabeties he would have been on insulin for the rest of his life. With it being both and the treatments being opposite there was no hope. He went very peacefully - trying to purr the whole time.
update - we is sad ...
2 hours ago