Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Chumley is Improving!!
YAY! Chumley's getting back to his old self again. He bit my hands and almost ripped my face off when I tried to squirt his antibiotics down his throat tonight. This is GREAT NEWS!! He's still sleeping a lot but that is good because he needs to heal his little body. I really hope the worst is behind him.
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers for Chumley. We both appreciate it.
Chum sends Hugs and Hisses!
Please if you love animals, please say a prayer for my Chumley. He feels lousy and looks so miserable. He's very angry and when I try to comfort him he swats and hisses which is not out of the ordinary for Chum, but nor is this his usual feisty self. He is on antibiotics for what may or may not be a bladder infection. The vet is concerned that this could lead to kidney failure but in order to test his kidney function he would need to be sedated. And if it is kidney failure, chances are his kidneys will not recover after sedation so we are not wanting to go that route right now. My sister said that perhaps Chum developed a "sympathy bladder infection" after I got mine last week. Breaks my heart because he was such a sweetheart for several days in a row when I was sick. I want my old Chumley back - fangs and all!
He's been urinating all over the house (which is really nothing new) but his urine is dark brown (similar to mine last week) and this morning he pooped outside his litter box. Of course I have a visual - it looks like a burn victim's thumb...
His sweet streak from last week has definitely worn off and just a few minutes ago while he was eating his food, he started to gag and then dry heave for several seconds (thought it was just a hairball) but he hacked up lots of foamy vomit. Poor guy!
I called our vet but he had left for a long weekend. I didn't want to talk to another vet because this guy knows us and Chumley very well (just through one attempt at an exam) so the receptionist said she'll call him at home. She told him Chum's symptoms and he is prescribing medication to Chumley unseen. That is the only way this cat can be treated. He goes into RABID BEAST MODE the second we walk through the vet's door.
I'm on my way to pick his meds. I hope my little guy will be ok.
Posted by Me at 2:51 PM