November 24th 2009 11:09 am
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I posted a lot of this entry to the Olde Furts group, so if you're a member there you may have read the gist of it already - so if some of it sounds familiar, don't think your Furty mind is going!
Today's vet report on me is so-so. My liver levels are extremely high, and it looks like healing will take awhile. I'm also not eating, but that could be from the pain meds - I'm taking a narcotic and that can suppress appetite. On the plus side, I feel well enough after I get the pain meds to be a rammy patient! I do NOT like my IV line!
In about an hour Mama is going to visit me along with my Boy, and they'll bring me some of Taffy's special cat food puree to see if that will tempt my appetite.
I am coming home tomorrow night, because the vet will be away for the weekend and doesn't want any serious cases in hospital during that time since only the techs will be there. He thinks I will be okay - but Mama already has cleared admission to another, 24-7, multi-vet hospital for me, if I need vet care at any time over the holidays. And if I need an MRI to figure out what's going on with my liver, which the vet I'm currently being treated by suggested as a possibility if the liver levels don't come down, she'll take me to the University of Pennsylvania vet hospital.
Thanks for all the purrs, and please keep them coming. |:| Mama's having trouble focusing to write thank-yous right now, but we have read every word you have written and really do appreciate your thoughtfulness and all the gifts. Hopefully I will be convalescing soon, and my liver levels will improve, and Mama will be able to be a secatary instead of a horribly worried Mama. (And nurse to Grandmom and Taffy and Pixie and Cow!Cat, and Mom to my Boy, and Thanksgiving chef. Sheesh! And she thinks she's not good at multi-tasking!)
She also wants to call the doggies' owner and give them an update, once she figures out what the first vet bill is going to be. The owner -said- they would cover the whole thing, which eases her mind somewhat - but it's going to be a big bill, so she's wondering if that's really going to be possible. We'll work it out somehow.
Now Thomas, Sweetheart, you need to try to eat 'n you reeely needs to leave your IV line alone.
Now that I have given you my "motherly" lecture, I want you to know that I am sending you hugs 'n purrs 'n kissies 'n I am keeping you in my purrayers that being home for Thanksgiving will be the magic potion for you.
prrrt 'n meow,
Alfie & family
I will send special needing-to-eat purrs your way, Thomas. It's not a good idea to cause anymore worry to your mama, but then I am sure you already know that.
Get better soon dear Thomas!
Stay strong Thomas so you can come home soon! We are purring for you!
We will all say prayers for you and wish you well. Come home soon so you can lay in a nice cozy bed and get better soon. All your Catser friends at Calico Junction.
We love you. Many purrs from our family for your complete recovery.
Thomas, it's Thanksgiving, and I just heard you may be coming to the Bridge today...I will be here with all of the others to embrace you....