My precious black cat Cleo, queen of mink-mink and purr monster had a stroke yesterday.
She would have been 15 this July.
She was diagnosed under the umbrella of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), or common and often familial heart disease found in cats. Typically this issue occurs with the common house cat. There is no viral or nutritional cause for this concern. The left ventricular muscle wall thickening that occurs is not normal
Cleo suffered from feline aortic thromboembolism ( FATE) a blood clot in the aorta that causes blockage of blood flow to back legs
( most commonly ) leading to sudden paralysis.
There is no cure for HCM. The changes occurring to the heart muscle are irreversible.
I gathered a pictoral slideshow here, oh my goodness making this made me cry.