he has been unwell since arrival, battling a stubborn URI which despite ongoing treatment and repeated trips to the vet, just would not go away. today we xrayed and discovered a large tumor in his lung, another tumor in his vertebrae and a mild case of pneumonia...sarge wasn't getting better because sarge had some really serious hidden health problems undermining his ability to recover.
in discussion with the vet, since we were unable to return him to a reasonable feeling of health, it was decided to help him to peacefully pass.
sarge had a huge personality and a real zest for life. I do think he would prefer a peaceful passing and not to wither away from something he was unable to fight. sarge was going on 17 yrs old, he was a beautiful soul.
rest in peace sarge, you were a very good cat.