Monday, August 2, 2010

Today is Skeletor's Follow-up visit to the vet

It's been a rather smelly few days with the scent of boiled liver soup lingering in the air. Skelly's been eating a fair amount of food, and his disposition remains positive. He's not exactly bouncing off the walls with energy, but I'm hoping that his blood work will indicate that he's doing better.

Thanks again for everybody's positive comments. They mean a lot. Thanks a whole bunch to Amy and The House of Cats as well as anybody else taking the time to try and help us get Skeletor healthy.

Dr. Fish alluded to some fancy new (euphemism for very expensive) drugs that may help. He's supposed to provide more info on those during today's visit.

An item of note: in light of the recent trauma, Skeletor's bladder control ain't what it used to be. This has resulted in a few accidents on the carpet. His urine is no longer blood red, but as a result of his Vitamin B12 shot it's got an orange tint to it. This orange stuff makes for a real nasty stain if you don't clean it up QUICK!!


  1. Purrs that Skelly gets better soon.

  2. We are sending lots of good vibes out to Skelly - we hope that the vet visit goes well. And hopefully that other vet can give you a second opinion or consult or something. It is always good to have a second or third set of eyes take a look at things!

  3. Thank you for the update! I look every day, often multiple times a day, to see if Skelly is doing better! Hoping the vet visit goes well today :)

  4. Poor guy. He's been through so much due to the cruelty of man. I can't wait for his great recovery and the day he finds he forever home!
    You guys are such wonderful people to be helping him like this - I'm sure he is eternally grateful. :)

  5. The fact that he's eating is a good sign - even if it is liver soup!

  6. Thanks for the update!! Go Skelly!! He's such a star and so adorable too. I hope these new meds work. Fingers crossed!
    Take care

  7. I used to have a kitty that peed blood regularly and didn't always make it to the litter box. One thing I found that got the blood out of the carpet was peroxide.

    Pour it on the carpet, wait until it stops bubbling, dab at it with a damp towel. I swear this works! At first I thought this would bleach the carpet but I figured the carpet was ruined anyways because I'd come home to what looked like a murder scene one day with blood freaking EVERYWHERE but someone suggested I try it. It didn't bleach the carpet at all and took the blood right out. You might try it on a small patch first though if you have blood on your carpet, just to be sure.

    My kitty had kidney and bladder problem his whole life so he cost me a fortune over the years.

    I truly hope that Skelly is feeling better. Been keeping him in my prayers.

  8. We will keep him in our thoughts. We are praying for a speedy recovery!



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