Wednesday evening Dixie noticed that our cat Jay's breathing was a little labored. He wasn't displaying any other signs of illness and had a healthy appetite, so we decided to see what happened the next day. On Thursday when his breathing didn't improve, we made an appointment with a vet. We learned that he had a tumor in or next to his heart that was eating up his blood supply and causing his lungs to fill with fluid. The vet explained that because of the position of the tumor and the amount of fluid in Jay's lungs, there was nothing to be done. She went on to explain that although he was hiding it, Jay was suffering terribly.
We miss both Squeeze and Jay terribly and want to thank everyone for their kind words.