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 draining for me, and obviously pretty physically draining for poor Chaplin. He’s now down to 16 pounds, and looks even skinnier because they had to shave off all his belly fur for the first surgery.
Anyway, thanks to those of you who have been keeping your fingers crossed for him, I really appreciate it. Hopefully he’ll get better quickly and I can go back to writing about how goofy LA is instead of the horrifying blog cliché of health updates about my cat.