Saturday, February 28, 2009

Prayers for Chumley (update)

Thank you so so so much for all your genuine thoughts, prayers and concerns for Chumley. Reading these comments brought tears to my eyes! He is now out of his bed and moving around a bit more. Still not his usual self but he's moving. I spent the majority of the morning online reading vet reviews and making calls and no one in the area had appts on Saturday (they were either booked or closed) so my other option was an Animal Emergency center about a half hour away or a mobile vet. I called the mobile vet and left a message and about an hour later, the Dr. called back and she was so warm and kind on the phone and said she would be here at 1:00pm today. I forewarned her about Chumley's non-friendly disposition and she did not seem put off by that. I want to thank Mindy for her help too because she told me to check Chumley's gums and if they were not pink that was not a good sign. Well Chum's gums are more of a gristly gray color and when I told the vet that she said he needs to be seen. Good thing is, he tried to maul off my hand when I checked his gums so that made me happy. I asked the vet if she had bird gloves (that is what his vet in CA used on him) and she said no so I may have to lend her some pot holders. She has a muzzle so I may do the honors and put that on him because I really don't this poor woman to end up bloody and beaten. Plus she was so kind and I'm hoping we can use her again so I'll take the brunt of the bites. I'm used to it. Dr. will be here in about a half hour. Wish us luck! And thanks again my animal loving friends. You guys are the best.

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Just when I blogged about all the annoying things this cat does in the morning, today he will not get out of his bed. Not even to eat. He has never ever not come down to eat in the mornings and I'm really concerned. Tom thinks maybe he has a hair ball cuz we noticed some foamy throw up on the floor but who knows. We don't have a vet here and even putting Chum in his carrier sends him into a crazy fit so I don't know what we are going to do. When the pet store opens we will get some hair ball medicine and see if they can recommend anything. They are a holistic store and have offered suggestions before on some of his issues so maybe they can help now. I don't know. I feel so helpless. He is upstairs in his bed and doesn't look like himself. Please say a little prayer for him. He came out of the woods last June when his kidneys were failing so maybe he will be ok. Tom just carried him down. Chum is clinging to him like a baby...

17 comments:

karengberger said...

Praying for Chum, and for you, Tom & Wrigs, too. Sending cyberhugs.

Anonymous said...

Hang tough chumley. Im sure it will be ok. Alot of things going around in the dog/cat universe.

The Engine of the Family said...

Chumley??!! Perk up little man! Dudley and I are thinking of you and your mom and dad :)

Gina said...

aww i hope he is ok! i will be thinking about him

Anonymous said...

prayers from ted, francis and bingo dog in ohio.

bethanne said...

Praying for Chumley, & his family. Millie sends a woof, hi. I sincerely hope he feels better soon. Take care :O), (from Ohio too)

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

When I read this a little cry escaped from my throat. I couldn't help it. It's as if it were my cat hurting. Oh Dear God, please take care of Chumley. I honestly cannot explain how much I love that cat even though my interaction with him has been so minimal. Sweet baby kitty. Call me!!!! Let me know how he's doing! Please!

Single in Vancouver said...

Poor Chumley! I hope he is back to his crazy self soon. HUGS from Simba and I!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope he is feeling better, maybe he just got a hold of a plant or ate something that does not work with his belly.
Let us know.

Anne Good said...

Thinking of you and your fur babies today. It's so scary when a pet gets sick...I really wish they could tell us what's going on! I'm glad you found a wonderful vet to help out!

K@tie said...

Praying for Chumley

Bon Don said...

Awww :(

I hope Chumley feels better soon, keep us posted please. Praying for Mr. Chums

(((HUUGS)))

Desert Rat said...

I hope chumley is doing much better now.

Michelle said...

Oh no!! Hang in there, Chumley! I just got on the computer for the night and saw this and am definitely saying a prayer and hoping to read a good news post from you soon!

Live For Today said...

Thank heavens for mobile vets! How did things fair?

Tina Bass said...

Aw, I definitely have Chumley and you guys in my prayers and thoughts. This is totally making me a little teary eyed :(

Anonymous said...

Any updates yet? Pulling for him to be ok.