03 March, 2017

Chucky Update

"MOM!  Take me HOME...NOW!!!"
Chuck waits for the vet to arrive
Chuck and I visited The Animal Clinic of Sterling Heights yesterday, as it was time for his check-up, and we had noticed that his breathing seemed a bit labored.  The doc listened and x-rayed, and decided that Chuck has a little too much fluid in his body, but luckily it wasn't around his heart or lungs.  She upped his Lasix (diuretic) daily pill amounts, and even gave him a shot of Lasix too.  I am to call her back today, to tell her how he's doing.  Chuck had lost a bit of weight too, but only a couple of ounces.  She said this fluid build-up is a symptom that can be easily managed.

Once again, Angel hissed at Chuck when we got home, because the vet tech who carried him to the x-ray room apparently took a bath in perfume, and he simply reeked of the smell.  The Hubby spent some quiet time with one hand on Angel, and the other on Chuck as they lay side-by-side after dinner, and he managed to calm them both into rumbles of purrs and then naps.  I got no such treatment, so I took off for a walk around the neighborhood to steady my nerves.  Breathe in, breathe out.  I had wrapped my scarf around and over Chuck while we waited, in hopes that it was a protective force-field, keeping the dog barks, baby cries, and general hubbub from overpowering my sweet kitty.  AND my brand-new cell phone wasn't receiving everything it should, while I fretted that I was missing work-related items, and personal texts and emails too.  Phooey, as Phoebe from 15 And Meowing always says!  Office I.T. fixed everything up nicely today, so that's that!

20 comments:

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

You already know you have my support from the comment I left on Facebook. Sending purrs and prayers that all will be stable with Chucky xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

The Island Cats said...

We send lots of purrs to Chuck...and to you too. The mom knows all too well how stressful it is when a furbaby isn't quite 100%.

pee ess...because Wally always hisses at me when I come home from the vet, he now has to go with me whenever I go...funny, I never hiss at him when he comes home from the vet...even when he spent 4 days in the hospital...not one hiss from me. ~Ernie

Mickey's Musings said...

We are glad the Vet was able to help Chuck and that the fluid was not around his heart and lungs.
Purrs for all the family during these stressful times too.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

pilch92 said...

Phoebe thanks you for the shout out. I am praying for Chuck poor kitty.

The Whiskeratti said...

Poor guy. We hope this gets managed quickly. And you - remember to breathe!

Ivan from WMD said...

We hope things settle down for that handsome boy soon. Take care of yourself too, Mom--he knows how much you love him.

P.S. Sorry he got that smelly tech--you'd think that person would know better!

Catio Tales said...

Many purrs for the Chuckster.

Boo hiss for the smelly tech - that should not be allowed in a workplace.

Fur Everywhere said...

I'm glad to hear the fluid is not around the heart or lungs! I hope the higher dose of Lassix helps. Sending purrs and hugs <3

Cat Lover said...

Poor Chucky! Sending lots of healing thoughts.
Too bad the vet tech didn't hold off on the perfume!

Ann Boyajian said...

Poor Chuck! Our mom had a double round at the vet with Louie this past week. $750 worth of tests and x-rays revealed NOTHING, and now he's back to his sassy self! We kitties can cause our moms a lot of worry.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad the vet was able to help Chuck. We send him tons of purrs. Purrs

Tamago said...

Oh poor Chuck. I'm sorry he has to deal with too much fluids in his body, but glad it's manageable. Purrs to your sweet baby. xo

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Poor Chuck.

We are sending you lots of healing purrs and thoughts. Hope you feel better soon

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Linda said...

Awwww.....sweet Chuck. Lots of hugs and hope for healing.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...sorree ya had to go two de eeeeeeeeevil place N heerz hopin yur mom callz bak sayin yur 1000000000000 purr cent better ...st francis' blessingz two ewe dood; never hurtz ta haz sum sparez layin round...ya noe ! ☺☺♥♥♥

Colehaus Cats said...

Sweet Chuck, we are thinking of you and sending all our best soft purrs. And we'll hope that perfume-y person baths in catnip soap next time.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Poor Chuck. Hope he feels better soon.

Brian's Home Blog said...

We sure hope that has helped you out Chucky, purrs from all of us.

Frimousse said...

Do you take medicines easily, Chuck?
I don't!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I will be praying for your Chucky! I'm so sorry he's been having problems. I know how upsetting it is when one of our fur babies is sick.