Thursday, January 26, 2006

(Almost) Friday Pet Blogging | Long Day

Can you tell what this is:

Hmmm, let's see...
  1. There's a metal table -- with a lift, no less.
  2. Plain walls.
  3. Roll of paper towls.
  4. Bundle of blankets on the table.
  5. Feels maybe a tad confining in this room.
Oh my Gods! Milo had to go to the emergency vet again!

Milo blocked on the way home Thursday night. For the uninitiated, that means he wanted to pee -- but couldn't. And a urinary blockage can be fatal for cats. What an unbelievable ending for his long day. On top of fasting (Milo couldn't have food from 11pm Wed night up to his Thur 5pm appt); being driven all across Bucks county (oh, and crapping on the way) to the only board-certified, specialist radiologist; getting shaved for the ultrasound; learning that indeed a PU surgery was in his future; and then making the long trek back home ... Milo had to be catheterized as well. You see, we were on our way home from having tests done to determine what is at the root of the recurring bacterial infection that causes Milo's urinary problems -- the results of said tests, as I mentioned earlier, confirm that Milo will need the PU surgery just like his brother, Otis, had last year -- and his urinary tract became blocked. Well, we weren't certain he was blocked, but we knew something was wrong. We could tell he was trying to pee. So we pulled over and checked him out to see if he had done anything. He had not peed ... but he had left a few spots of blood on the carrier floor. Good thing we were driving right by the emergency vet, huh? Milo was there from 6:30pm through about 10:00pm -- that's gotta be a record, even for us. Of course, we just dropped by without a phone call, so they were unprepared for us. Tommorow, Mrs. Brainwise will talk to our regular vet and schedule Milo's upcoming surgery.

More Pet Blogging
  1. See the Friday Ark, featuring a compilation of today's pet blogging posts, over at The Modulator.
  2. Check the M&O Archives for previous Milo & Otis appearances.
  3. Carnival of the Cats, coming at you every Sunday.


Sissy Willis said...

Poor little fellow. I hope he's soon back up to snuff.


Hope Milo feels better real soon!