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They went for a spin and an update on Percy

February 16th 2014 8:01 pm
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but things have been a little crazy here.....mom had tons of homework, we had 2 feet of snow in 3 days and had lots of shoveling to do(ours, the neighbors and grammy's), grammy was sick, percy had to go to the hospital and mom was in a car accident.

Here's the scoop. On Saturday morning, Mom woke up to find Percy in the crate with his collar off and his catheter missing, which meant a trip to the hospital. We already had about 2 inches of snow on top of the 1 1/2 feet we got on Thursday and Friday. Mom knew he had to go to the hospital, which is about 40 minutes away. They packed up and started out. They started on the state road and then went on the interstate (81N). The road was horrible, at times they were doing 25 with their flashers on for safety. They were about 9 miles from the exit to take to get to the hospital, going down a big hill when Mom's car started to fishtail, the back end was swinging pretty good. She didn't brake, but put the car in neutral to try to slow it down. Instead they went into a spin. The car spun all the way around and hit a car that was coming up from behind us that could not stop in time or avoid her. No one was hurt, although Mom's next and shoulders are stiff today (but that could also be from all that darn shoveling!). Mom's car only has a small dent on the back bumper, but the guy that she hit had more damage. they pulled over and had to wait for the police. Percy was in the carrier, meowing non-stop, he does not like being in the car!) Our gurdian angels, furry and human were certainly on duty, because it really could have been much more serious.

They finally were able to get back out on the road and get to the hospital. The trip to almost 2 1/2 hours!

The hospital took Percy right in and checked him out. Percy passed urine for the doctor with no trouble. The doctor did not want to re-insert the catheter (it would have been the third in two days). He feared that he could tear the urethra or that it would cause scar tissue build-up, making the path even narrower. They gave him 2 more medicines to take (in addition to what the doctor gave him Friday). One is for pain, and only to be given as needed, the other is to relax and dialate his urethra, prevent spasms, helping to pee easier. They, of ccourse, told us to watch him for any signs of straining. They did bloodwork and everything looked good.

The doctor also advised us to get rid of the crunchy food and make sure he gets lots of water. We brought him home and he has been doing well so far. He is eating and drinking and peeing just fine. We are adding extra water to his soft food, just to make sure he is getting enough.

I can't thank you enough for your stories, purrs, prayers, advice and encouragement. You give Mom strength and hope! We have lots to learn and will be checking out all the great tips you gave us and visiting the groups to learn more.

Thanks bunches. Stay safe.
Michele

 
 

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Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

February 16th 2014 at 8:33 pm

Oh, what a scary day! So glad no one was hurt! The snow has been awful this winter. We're purring for Percy and hope he continues to get better.

Hugs,
Nadi
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

February 16th 2014 at 10:32 pm

whoa!! what a day so glad everyone is ok and Percy is getting better !
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

February 16th 2014 at 11:01 pm

Glad Percy is getting better - sending lotsa purrs.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 7:47 am

Yikes:( Bad experiences indeed.
Glad you still could drive away and get Percy to the vet.
Happy no one was injured. Winter time can be so scary. This one has been just horrible.

Purring that Percy will do well.

Purrs!
WBS
Purred by: Pinkie- DG#21 (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 9:12 am

Glad to her Percy is doing okay.
We will keep sending purrs until
he has a complete recovery.
Purred by: Kody Dreamboat #153 (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 10:51 am

OMC! we are all so glad you are all OK after your horrible day driving in the snow...Mom said she has done that in the rain and she know how scary it is...

Happy to hear Percy is doing better...Mom is always watching me and still worries about me drinking enough water and peeing...she tries to be sneaky so she can catch me peeing!

I sure miss my crunchie food, Mom keeps telling me it is better for me not to have it...so I get lots of can CD food.

We will keep purring for Percy to continue to be well!

Hugs to my friend
Kocy
Purred by: Sammy (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 11:14 am

Oh my catness, that car ride sounds scary! Glad you are okay. Sorry that Percy is going this, we are all purring for him to get well.

Love, Sammy
Purred by: Rose (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 11:27 am

Wow! What a scary, stressful day! Sending lots of purrs and hugs to your family!!
Purred by: Gleek (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 1:04 pm

Glad to hear this update on Percy! We continue to purr for pee and no Crystal chick! Keep him off the dry food and it will definitely help! Purring and purring ~ glad your Mom is okay too!
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 1:23 pm

We are so glad your mom is ok!!! Our dad had to drive in the very bad snow storm and mom was so worried. As soon as we can we all want to move where it's warmer! Maybe you guys and pawrents can come!

We're glad Percy is better, we will all continue to purr!
Purred by: Maizy (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 1:42 pm

oh my, what an awful mess! Glad to hear Percy is doing better. Yeah sadly the delicious crunchies are just not the best. Glad you guys are ok. We too have been getting a bunch of snow, and it is crummy. Glad that it was not a very bad accident for sure. Now Percy, you best rest young man, and listen to your mom! Be careful out there! and feel better!
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

February 17th 2014 at 7:36 pm

Oh my! Poor mom and Percy! Thank goodness you are all ok. We all hope the snow will be finished soon. It's making everything difgicult.
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

February 18th 2014 at 11:26 am

We're purring for Percy too and hoping he doesn't have any more emergencies. We're so glad you are okay, mom and Percy. Driving in a snow storm is scary stuff. We live on a hill and are thankful every time the plows and sanders go by and as we write it is snowing again. . .
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

February 18th 2014 at 11:26 am

We're purring for Percy too and hoping he doesn't have any more emergencies. We're so glad you are okay, mom and Percy. Driving in a snow storm is scary stuff. We live on a hill and are thankful every time the plows and sanders go by and as we write it is snowing again. . .
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 19th 2014 at 7:39 pm

Gotta love those Guardian Angels.

I am so glad you got Percy to the vets and I'm glad the vet was able to take care of him (with your Moms help). May Percy keep getting better and never have a problem again.

Mom to Mom: your right we do notice every little thing and I'm so glad you noticed Percy having a problem.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

February 19th 2014 at 7:59 pm

Thank you again for all your purrs and prayers. Percy continues to do well. He doesn't really like to take his meds, but we are getting by. He likes having extra wet food, he has always been a pretty good wet food eater, and now Mom gives him even more. In a goofy way, the snowstorm was a good thing, because we were home from work all day and saw that Percy was having a problem. Otherwise I would have been at work and maybe not noticed right away.

Mom gets her car checked on Tuesday to see about replacing the bumper. She still can't believe that was the only damage. It truly is a miracle that it wasn't more serious.

We are having a little warm up and things are starting to melt a little...if we don't see another snowflake till next year...that is fine by us!


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