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We took pictures of Keith at least once a week, usually on a Thursday, so that we could keep track of his growth and progress.  The pictures on these pages are all thumbnails that can be made larger when clicked on. The miscellaneous page contains ultrasounds, pictures of the cards the nurses made for Keith's station and other stuff.


Keith's Cat, Missy

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    This is Missy.  She showed up on our doorstep in January of 1998.  She announced, "I LIVE HERE!" and proceeded to make herself at home.  While she was friendly enough, she didn't really attach herself to me like my other cats have.  Then, when I got pregnant in March, I thought - Well, maybe this is the baby's cat and she just got here first. 

    During the summer of '98, Missy had some breathing problems.  But, she remained very active and ate normally, so I didn't worry about it.  Then, in October, she started breathing funny again and she got very weak.  I took her to the Vet.  In an x-ray, he found she had fluid in her chest cavity.  He inserted a tube into her chest to drain the fluid.  The fluid continued to accumulate, so the vet decided to do exploratory surgery to find out what was wrong.  Sadly, Missy died on the operating table.  The vet called to ask if I wanted an autopsy.  I said yes.  He discovered that she had a birth defect.   She had no tri-cuspid valve in her heart.  He was amazed that she lived at all, let alone for about 1 1/2 years.

    Missy left us to be with her boy, Keith, 12 days after Keith died.