September 7th 2013 8:14 pm
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Momma took me to the vet today! I wasn't happy. We have a new vet tech. She was OK, although I wasn't happy when she swabbed my ears. Then she brought in the vet and held me while he poked and prodded my belly. As soon as she turned me around to face him, I let him know exactly what I thought of him. Three times in a row. Then she grabbed me from behind and held me while the vet kept putting a piece of tape against my tummy and then ripping it off! It was torture!
To make things even worse, the vet gave me a shot in my backside! And I know it's not time for my vaccinations - we do that near the end of the snowy season.
We had to wait afterwards and Momma checked out at the pharmacy, so I know my torment has just begun. Then we didn't go straight home - for some reason, Momma drove to Not-the-Momma's house. On the way, I felt sick and tried to tell Momma, but she just said, "it's alright, baby" and then I threw up all over the carrier! It was awful! So Momma took me in Not-the-Momma's house and carried me upstairs and put me in the bathtub and made me sit in WATER. And Not-the-Momma couldn't find a towel - really? - so Momma wrapped and dried me in some old t-shirts.
I made it home without having another accident. But I'm not happy.
Note from Momma:
My poor baby boy has been licking his tummy raw. He was on a round of antibiotics back in June, but the problem came back after we stopped. The vet gave him an antibiotic shot and gave me medicine to give him - Prednisone for allergies, drops for his ears, and topical flea medication for all three of my babies.
He's doing much better now. He has his appetite back and hasn't been lethargic, but I'd appreciate it if you can keep him in your purrs and prayers. The antibiotic shot can have serious side effects and he has been suffering with this skin problem for a while now.
Purring for you, Barnacle Belly! (love your pirate name)! Is it Pie-rat week already?
Please get better soon.