Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick update on Whiskers


Last night, my cat, Whiskers who is now 16, got sick twice during the night. Then when we got up this morning he just wasn't himself. He went over to his water and meowed and meowed and meowed like he was really hurting, wanted to drink but couldn't. Finally he did drink but got sick right afterwards. So I called my brother and asked him to take us to the Vet. I was in tears so afraid I'd have to put him down. Because he was so upset at the Vet and he attacked me really good the Vet felt she better put him under to run blood tests on him. It turned out he has a Bladder Infection, just the beginning of one. So I have to give him pills the next 10 days twice a day. I just hope he takes them. I hope he doesn't get more in the future. I am not going to my sister's now. I would really be upset if I went and he got worse and to take him with me would be a problem. My sister isn't happy about that but she'll get over it. Here's a picture of my little sweetheart. It's been over a year since I posted one of him.

Sunday, Oct. 19. I am happy to say Whiskers is doing much, much better. I finally walked up to the store yesterday and got his very favorite treats, (Fancy Feast) and gave him a little, he devoured it. Later ate some of his regular food. Last night I put his pill in some more treats and he ate it. Sat. he even jumped up on my bed a little rather than lay in the corner like he was. He even woke me up at 6:30 am this moning first time in days he's done that, and he asked for some treats (he hadn't done that in a few days), watched me crush the pill and put it in his food, he still ate it. I'm a very Happy Camper! Thank you for your thoughts, well wishes, and prayers for him. He's going to be fine.

8 comments:

Lori-Ann said...

As you said, she will get over it. Pets are family and when they are sick, they need attention too.

Sorry he is having a difficult time, but glad that it is something that can be treated fairly easily.

Hugs, Lori-Ann

Tama said...

Good luck with the pills - they aren't fun to administer, but it can be done! I don't blame you for staying home; if my fuzzy baby was sick, I wouldn't be able to leave him, either!

Kimberly said...

Oh I'm glad to hear it wasn't anything really serious and it should be easily remedied with some meds. Hope all is well for you soon

Carolyn said...

Awww what a cutie. I hope your Whiskers recovers soon. Poor thing. He will be back to normal before you know it. (((hugs)))

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad to hear Whiskers is doing better. It is so hard when they are ill and can't tell us what's wrong. I think you made the right decision on staying home to watch over him, and I'm sure your sister will understand. I'd have done the same, I think most pet owners would. Hopefully the infection finishes clearing up quickly and he doesn't get any more.
Sue

Cindy F. said...

So glad to hear Whiskers is feeling better :) We have a dog and I would stay with her if she were sick.....she is so like a person!

Kitty said...

Thank God, Whiskers gets better pretty soon!! It's always a difficult task to feed children and pets pills, but Whiskers is such a good boy! He deserve a speedy recovery for sure!

Pumpkin said...

Oh Barb, I'm SO happy to hear that Whiskers is doing much better! You must be so relieved :o)