Friday, February 02, 2007

WCB

My poor Mr. Mao is still very sick. He's now been in the cat hospital since Tuesday, and really is not much better. He's had bloodwork and xrays; antibiotics, anti-emetics, and stomache motility meds through his IV. He hasn't had anything to eat since Monday, food just makes him start drooling uncontrollably. Wednesday he had bloody diarrhea. Thursday they did a barium xray study that showed there was a probably blockage in his ilieo-cecum (bowels) that was likely either a foreign body or a tumour. So today Mr. Mao had surgery which showed absolutely nothing! There was no blockage. I can't believe it. The vet did take all kinds of biopsies, but we won't know the results of those until Monday. The vet thinks he has severe pancreatitis that has slowed his bowels right down. Now Mao is on a pain patch, as well as all the other meds. His vital signs are ok, and his bloodwork is also fairly ok. I sure do hope he is going to survive this. He is such a good little cat, and the house feels so empty without him. Even Dutchess misses him. She has moments where she just stands in the hallway and yowls which is not like her at all.
Please send good wishes Mao's way. He needs all the help he can get.
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10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Poor Mr. Mao! That isn't funny at all. It is a heart braking situation...
Fridolin, Maruschka and I are sending you hugs and positive vibrations.

Pez said...

Oh, Ramona! I am so sorry about Mao. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully he will start eating again soon.

Carmi said...

I am praying that he recovers quickly and completely so that you can bring him home and reunite him with the lovely Dutchess.

Kitikata-san said...

Oh all my best thoughts and Meows to Mr Mao! Oh, I hope that Mr Mao gets better right away. I am sorry that this is happening.

Bob-kat said...

Poor Mr Mao. I have my fingers crossed for him (which makes it hard to type). You must be very worried so I hope they figure it out soon and make him better so you can take him home again.

sher said...

Ramona, I'm so sorry to hear this about Mr. Mao. This is one of the hardest things to deal with--to see a sweet loved one so sick. I will say many prayers for him. I have come to care about your fella there. His spirit and sweetness always shows in the pictures. And I feel for poor Dutchess too. Hugs!!

astrid said...

we are so sad to hear that mao is not well and sending you big hugs and best whishes, hoping that he gets better very soon and can come back home :)

Begered said...

:( I am so sorry about Mr. Mao! And poor Dutchess. I hope things turn around for him. I will be thinking about him!

Anonymous said...

Delurking here, Ramona, to send healing vibes and lots of prayers for Mr. Mao. I'm so very sorry he is so ill. I't s so difficult when our fur babies are sick, they can't tell us what hurts.
hugs, Annie

Kristi said...

Poor baby! I will keep him in my prayers. You must be a wreck. Sending good thoughts your way. :(