We were notified to come down and meet with the medical staff. We arrived and were told that our cat had a heart murmur and most importantly his lungs were filling with fluid which we already knew. They did not know what was causing this and requested that we consent to surgery. We were given a 50% chance that the surgery would succeed. (Later, the surgeon told us their track record was close to 80% success). My wife asked me to make it my daughter’s decision as Whiskers was her cat. Nancy said she wanted us to save the cat and not to put it to sleep.