Evening update: Bear is home now, scheduled to go back to the vet's at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The diagnosis is congestive heart failure and possible kidney/bladder cancer.
If nothing else is wrong, with the heart condition as it is, they give her about 6 months to live.
Since about 4 am, Bear has been having breathing problems. She has a great deal of congestion and is breathing very hard. She didn't eat much food all day yesterday and seems to have problems walking. She is going to the animal hospital in less than an hour, please keep her (and us) in your prayers today.
Also, song-writing Sam (Taylor Catsssss & Deb) has bladder surgery today, Rocky (Artsy-Catsy) has the 80-mile trip to check out his ears, and DKM's Joaquin went to the Bridge last night. Please keep them in your prayers.
The bright spot in my day, Kitty Limericks has a terrific limerick for Missy! It is so cute and so true.
Update #1: Bear is at the vet's where she will spend the day. After checking her records, they think she has a congestive heart condition.
Update #2: After running a slew of tests, they determined Bear has pulmonary congestion. She is on "lasik" (sp?) to get rid of the excess fluid. They are sending her home to spend the night at 6 p.m. and want her back tomorrow for observation. Thank you for all your prayers and support.