Cat Update 4

Chaplin did wind up needing more surgery, unfortunately. The good news is that it was the less severe surgery (ACHTUNG!: Guys should think twice about whether they really want to click that link), which has a much lower rate of complications. Hopefully I’ll have him back on Sunday. This entire experience has been incredibly emotionally ...

Patient Updates

Patient: My aunt Status: Released from hospital Notes: Significant improvement from when I first arrived in CT. Gnarly scar on her neck from carotid surgery that’s going to be lots of fun to explain to my grandmother, but otherwise on the road to recovery. Has 23 pound cat now providing round the clock snuggle therapy ...

Stoned Kitty 3

I went to visit Chaplin tonight during the animal hospital’s visiting hours, and I’ve come back significantly reassured about how he’s doing. Especially after what happened last night. After I posted last night, there were complications. While they were trying to cathetrize and manually unblock him, his urethra tore (cue all the guys reading this ...

Too Quiet 1

I thought the earlier barfing incident was just Chap’s usual adventures in hairball-tasticness, but apparently not. He got really listless and cranky tonight, and after puking IN his litterbox then barely being mobile and crying in pain, I took him to the vet. He’s got some sort of urinary blockage that they’re going to have ...

Scheduling

So the surgery is taking place Thursday, June 7th, or 364 days after I first hurt this bad boy, or one day before my birthday. The good news is that I will be on some very excellent drugs for my birthday. Nothing I wanted more this year than to be high as a kite! Well, ...

You Knew This Was Coming 1

It’s official: I need surgery. Sometime next week, not sure when yet. Whee! It’s pretty insane how much my left leg atrophied over three weeks. It really looks like it’s from a different person, particularly when compared to my right leg which has been carting my fat ass around all this time. I’d post pictures ...