... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I believe

in a lot of things, but I also believe that your and my prayers for our cat, Melbourne, have been successful.

It was not without a very expensive journey to the vet's a few days stay in the vet's hospital, but he's home, he's eating, drinking, pooping and peeing, and acting as a peer nap support member for his pinkie (not all at the same time), so I'd say that the worst is over and he's on the mend, if not mended completely. So thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

I didn't mention in the last post that the big risk of an illness like this is that cats, once they stop eating and drinking, are notoriously difficult to get started doing so again. We've discussed this with the vet and have been told that once they stop it's almost like a switch is turned off, and they just don't want food or water again. So starting them consuming food and water again is a must. If they don't they quickly enter into kidney failure, then it's all over for them. They even have appetite stimulators that they use with them to try and get them back to normal behaviour. We've lost one cat to this issue, and have managed to coax another back to eating after having lost the...what? Desire? Ability? Skill? Memory? I don't know.

Anyway, it looks like Mel has had his switch turned on again. Thanks again!

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