Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PTU Trip for Chuck

Chucky, before the storm
The hubby called me at the office yesterday, told me that Chuck was sick and not acting right.  Plus, every orifice on the cat was leaking something.  Made an appointment with the vet, and I drove back home. Chuck easily went into the PTU, so we knew he really wasn't feeling well.

Blood work came back normal, although they are running a T4 blood test to make sure Chuck's thyroid is okay.  If it's not thyroid, then it's Irritable Bowel Disease, and the hubby is at the vet's office now, picking up anti-inflammatory medicine.  We already have anti-diarrhea and anti-vomit, plus Zoloft (for the cat, although the peeps need some...)

Today, Chuck ate a bit, and drank some water.  The hubby has gotten over the horror that he witnessed yesterday morning when coming in from his errands: Chuck had apparently tried to run away from his poopy rear end, and ended up loosing his lunch and emptying his bladder in places that were NOT the litter box.  Good thing we have hardwood floors!   (Oops, sorry if too graphic!)

Angel, however, is hissing up a storm at Chuck and at me, because I too smell of the vet's office.  She does this EVERY time we take one or the other to the vet; it should pass in a day or so.  However, the look in Chuck's face is enough to break one's heart, since they've been together since in utero.  We have tried every trick in the book, to lessen her reaction but nothing really works, except time.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet Chuck. We're so sorry you aren't feeling well. Sending all our soft, comforting purrs to you and your humans.

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  2. Poor Chuck! We hope everything improves rapidly. Such things are very stressful for everyone involved. PS: we know some hoomins bring their kittehs in together to keep the Stabby Place scent from being a problem.

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    1. We've tried that 'together' trick too...she still hisses! Maybe she's just hissy..? Thank you!

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  3. dood....we iz sorree ya had two go two de place oh eeeeeeeevil N we hope with all halibuttz ya just hada case oh blahz.....heerz ta gettin bak on de road oh health & st francis' blessings two ewe ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  4. poor, poor Chuck, hoping it isn't anything serious. I know what you mean about the floors. I have Pergo in half of our condo (of course Cody usually chooses the carpeted half to be sick, but oh well), and they ARE easy to clean! Hoping Chuck is feeling better soon!

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    1. Angel always waits to up chuck on the throw rugs, Caren! Thanks for the well wishes

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  5. The poor boy! I sure hope he's doing even better now and that nothing bad is found with the tests. It's never very much fun being sick, and then to have your sis hiss at you! (Well, that happens here, too.) Get well soon, Chuck!

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    1. Means a lot coming from a Chuck-twin like William; thanks!

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  6. Poor Chuck! That sounded like a real mess. We hope that at least ONE of the meds helps him. Skootch has a problem getting away from his poop. It tends to get stuck on his fluffy rear end (even though Mom tries to keep it clipped). Sorry, getting a bit graphic here, too!

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    1. Chuck just ate most of his usual portion on food, so I'made taking that as a good sign: Thanks, Ann!

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  7. Poor Chuck, I hope he feels better soon. Flynn's Mom told me about putting powder on both kitties butts and for some reason that helps them get along after the vet.

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    1. Like talcum powder? That's something I've not heard before, Ellen...thank you!

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  8. Poor Chuck! We hope he feels better soon.

    I always hiss at Ernie when he comes home from the vet. It's so bad that now everytime he goes to the vet, I hafta go too. ~Wally

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    1. Bummer, Wally! But then again, Erie has to go when you do...haha!

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  9. Aw Chuck :(
    We send you BIG purrs that you feel better soon
    and that nothing serious is wrong.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  10. Thank you for the purrs; we'be got four kinds of pills to give him!

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  11. Oh Chuck. Poor baby. I'm sorry he is not feeling well. I hope nothing serious is going on and he recovers quickly. About hissing thing, it happens here, too. At the hissing stage, we separate boys for a while. As you mentioned, time helps.

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    1. Thanks...Chuck ate a regular-sized b'fast today, which is a great start! Info from vet coming later today.

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  12. Poor, Chuck! We hope he'll be feeling better soon and the kitties are friends again.

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