No matter how he begged me by showing his deep affection towards me or giving out lots of purring with his pair of pathetic looking eyes, the answer was still a NO. The reason was HE LEAKS every few minutes!
Can you imagine him in this position every 10-15 minutes? At least, leaking is better than not able to urinate at all, resulting in toxic being accumulated within the body, thus shutting down the rest of his internal organs. In short… Bye Bye!
I don’t think any pet owner would be in a right state of mind to allow their pet to go home this way. I won’t mind cleaning up the mess he would leave behind but blood stained urine is not something I would want to handle. The experts would be a better party to mend him up. I would want him to stay back to recuperate well with the right medical attention.
Actually, I thought of not showing this photo. The sight of the catheter stuck there gave me a chill that drove pain right into my spines. The thought of having something pumped into his bladder and draining it out again sounded real scary. I can feel his pain right now.
Another major problem was that he has not been eating anything at all since being admitted. That got me worried when I called up the vet earlier. I had to convince him this evening that the new prescription diet would be the best for his diet from now onwards. He did nibble some but it was not enough for him. He was a big eater at home, forever asking for more food at odd hours of the day. If this were to go on, the vet has to put him on drip for another few days to make sure he won’t be weak. Another problem was detected and it could be the cause of him not eating at all. He has gingivitis, the inflammation of the gum tissues. That pondered me as he had no problem at all biting into the dry food pellets and some cooked meat all the time. Well, the vet should know what would be the best for him anyway. Just 2 days at the vet and more and more issues which required immediate medical attention and treatment have been added onto the bill. When I thought I had controlled the flea problem for all my cats and that was one of the other issue detected. Gosh! Let’s hope I won’t be slapped with a huge bill later with Jimmy having to stay on for another 5 days or more~ Haiz~
Come on Jimmy – you gotta eat, buddy!
Sending purrs that you continue to feel better,
Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal
Glad he's getting good care. Hope he will be better soon.
Jimmy, I am sending you lots of purrs so you will get better soon and be back to your old self!
Sending comforting purrrrrrrss and healing purrrrayers to Jimmy and Criz. Eat a little (or a lot, actually), you'll feel better.
We're purring loud and hard for Jimmy. We hope he can come home soon.
The Florida Furkids
We are sending healing purrs to Jimmy, we knows he doesn't like it but we thinks the vet is the best place for him right now. If something goes wrong they will know what to do. We would be afraid of the cather coming out and having to be put back in.
We are purring and praying for Jimmy!
We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy's health problems. We hope he'll be better very soon and back at home with you. We'll purr really hard for him.
Truffle and Brulee
It's quiet a long time I haven't been here, suddenly you didn's show up in my Google Reader anymore. Poor Jimmy sorry to hear that he has this infection. In any case it's better for him to stay in Hospital ! I wish him to get better soon !