I am out of the country right now for vacation/work. Had to get my passport renewed since it expired too so I can't go home for a few more weeks as I wait for it to come back. On Thursday my 19 and a half your old (will be 20 in September) became sick on Thursday. She stopped eating much of her food, started throwing up and has not been able to poop well. She has not pooped for two days. My mother told me she is taking the cat to the vet tonight for an emergency appointment. The cat is really struggling. I am hoping they find a cure but I am afraid this is it. I feel awful. I am not there for her but she is just as close to my mother as she is me. I talked to the cat on the phone earlier. I just pray they can find a way to help. She is blocked up, constipated. She is not keeping food down. She is frail. I can't imagine. I have known this cat since I was 12 years old and it might be over soon. Maybe it's best if she is put down and I am not there. I would be an emotional wreck. I have never had a pet die and my mother has had several before. I have zero control over this situation. My mother sent me a picture of her this morning and she looked okay but she looks so tired.