3 Years later update:
She passed away not long after I posted this. She had liver cancer, failing circulatory/respiratory system and poor circulation. Also old age was catching up with her back then. It pained me to watch her go but I made sure she knew I was going to be fine if she left. She wiggled her nose as a response when I told her it was ok. It still hurts to think of that day. Rascal...the cat I was talking about...was my baby. My cat. My closest friend back then...but we had to say goodbye. She was hurting. It hurt me to see her waste away and stop eating all together. The day she passed I had practice for a school play so I had to leave practice early to take her to a vet so we could have her put down. She is in a better place and I have two cats now. One looks exactly like her. Rufus is his name. Total sweetheart. Personally I believe in reincarnation. A bond between me and my cat could not be broken. Like a boy and his dog. I was strong for her so she more than likely came back to help me in my time of need like I was there for her...Jesus...I am actually crying as I type this...Just know that even when a pet dies that doesn't mean its the end of that friendship. It's a start of a new chapter. A chance to give a new loving home to a animal in need.
When one life ends, another begins.