My parents brought Teddy to the vet this morning to see if they good give her some saline water to help with her dehydration problems. My cat gets very stressed out when she's brought places in a car, and she doesn't like the vet's office very much because there are other animals there. That's probably why, when they got there, her condition deteriorated to the point they needed to put her on a respirator to help her breathe.
After considering the options, we decided she was too weak to try and surgically drain the fluid from her lungs. She was suffering, and we decided it would be kinder to let her go in peace, so in the end, we euthenized her so she wouldn't be struggling to breathe.
RIP, Teddy: 1994 - 2012