Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Mr. Mao...

...Is now back to his old self! Well, 90% back to his old self. His IV came out yesterday, and with the aid of appetite stimulants he is now eating and drinking again. He has lost an awful lot of weight in one week, and is pretty much just skin and bones. Biopsies taken during his surgery has shown that he had a severe bowel infection that led to colitis and he likely has irritable bowel syndrome. We are gong to have to keep a close eye on what he eats, and hopefully we will also be able to get his PICA under control. We go back to the vet tomorrow to have his pain patch removed and to get him weighed. From now on, he'll have to go to the vet once a month to be weighed. Apparently even a sublte weight loss could be an indication that his bowels are acting up again. Lord knows he doesn't want to go through this again (and neither do I!)
Many thanks to all of you for your comments and concerns about Mr. Mao. I truly believe that this helped me (and him) get through this. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Begered said...

Glad to hear Mr. Mao is getting better. I was worried about him. He looks so cute all curled up in the picture.

Donna said...

Looks like you nursed him back to health, good for you! So happy to see him home with you.

Bob-kat said...

Wonderful news :-) I am so happy he is pretty much recovered. I am sure he is pleased to be home with you and looks quite content curled up in your pic.

I'm gonna uncross my fingers now if that's OK? :-)

Anne Marie said...

So glad he is better! What a good mommy he has to nurse him back to health. Now gain that weight Mr. Mao!

Maria said...

Tell Mr. Mao that I consider his health improvemnt outstanding and he has been blessed with a great companion in you. I am certain he already knows that, but cats sometimes neeed reminding. :)

It is my birthday today so I have a right to be silly so early in the morning.

moon said...

Oh man...I have been getting caught up in your blog..I feel so bad...poor kitty...glad its over and things are looking good. I know how I would feel if either one of my little dogs got sick...my bish is epileptic as it is..thankfully her meds work wonders....
Lots of love and scratches behind the ears sent towards Mr. Mao.

atpanda said...

Poor kitty. He looks so pooped out from the experience. He's lucky to have a mom like you!