Sherman was my 4yr old Maine Coon cat. I got Sherman in 2006 when I got married. My husband traveled often, and Sherm became my true companion. The marriage crumbled after 10 short months, and I went through the most hellish experience of my life. Sherman was the only soul who will ever know what I went through.
I met someone new and he fell in love with Sherman immediately. It seemed like my life was finally stable...until Nov. 2009 when I noticed that Sherm was breathing more heavily than normal. I dismissed it at first, thinking he was just playing too hard. However, his breathing didn't improve, so I decided to take him to the vet. I went in expecting a respiratory infection, but the Dr. said he had "chylothorax." Fluid was leaking into his chest cavitity, and there was nothing I could do to stop it.
She drained the fluid twice, but it kept returning. I didn't have the money for the surgery he would need, so I had to put him down.
I will never forget him!