Well apparently this morning while I was at work my 17 year old cat started leaking diarrhea and puke uncontrollably - this is according to a voice mail I just got from my mom. Apparently afterward he ran upstairs under a bed and wouldn't come out, so she put some water and food up there for him. I just got the voice mail so I went in and checked on him, he's sleeping under the bed and is breathing but there is shit all over the place. He wouldn't respond to my calls or whistles (usually he's all over me as soon as I get home) and every now and then he would twitch. Just this morning at about 4 AM before I went to work he seemed to be fine, I don't know what's wrong but there isn't anything I can do. I can't drive him to the vet because I have a dangerously low amount of gas in my car and 3 dollars in my bank account that I can't even access. I had to go through a similar situation with my 16 year old dog before we had to put him down, I was hoping my cat would last a lot longer - he's seemed perfectly fine lately. Death ain't pretty folks, hopefully when my mom comes home at 3 we can get him to the vet and perhaps he will be okay, who knows. I feel extremely bad not being able to do anything - I don't know if he's in a coma or what but it looks like he's in a lot of pain right now. Dealing with my dog was a pretty horrible experience, and now this is extremely similar. I can't even fathom what it must be like to look after your parents while they are dieing - it must be the most horrific experience ever. I always hoped my cat would go quiet in his sleep, not twitching and shitting and puking all over the place.