Thursday, 16 July 2020

TWO VERY WORRYING DAYS + SPRING FLING CROCHET


We have just had two very, very worrying days with Rupert.
As anyone will know who reads by posts, Rupert suffers from hairballs that get stuck.



He has had two operations in the past 18 months to remove them from his intestines.
We now give him Lactose twice a day in his food and up until now it seemed to be working but Tuesday he didn't want to eat or drink and this is a sign that things are not right.
I made an appointment with the vet for Wednesday morning but he then ate a little and drank a few drops so I cancelled and made another for Thursday.
You can imagine that Tom and I were in bits.
I couldn't read, crochet, sleep or put my mind to anything.
We had decided that should he have another one stuck that we would have to let him go to sleep as another £1,500 was out of the question and it just wouldn't be fair to him to undergo another major operation.
I was making preparations for where he was going in the garden and getting myself in such a state.
Then, last night he ate some biscuits and this morning he jumped up onto the linen box and took a really long drink in the bathroom sink.
In the litter tray ( do you really want to know? ) there was a poo, and after taking a good look there was fur that had passed through.
I can't tell you how relieved we both are and nothing seems to matter but the fact that he is okay.
I can only think that he had tummy ache where it was passing through, who knows, animals can't tell us how they feel.
As you can see in the photo, he is very long in the body and I think this may be the problem.



Anyway, on to my crochet.
With the 'Many Cats' finished I'm having a go at a 'Spring Fling' blanket.
I doubt that I shall make the whole thing but it's fun to keep going as long as I'm enjoying it.
No reason for this other than to keep the old noddle working. lol

22 comments:

  1. So glad he passed the hairball. Nice crochet start. Now I need to go check your previous post for the Many Cats finish. :) T

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  2. Poor you - they can be such a worry, can't they? Our cat has been fighting again and was subdued and just not himself at all with a swollen face - three vet visits later, three antibiotic jabs, some eye drops and £110.00 gone and he is back to his old self! I have no doubt he will do it again though, even though I asked him very nicely not to! I can sympathise, as I get myself in a stress whenever we have to go to the vet...
    I'm glad Rupert is feeling better (and you are feeling less stressed)
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. When I was home (year ago) we had a ginger cat that was always fighting, he ended up with a cauliflower ear.
      Rupert is the only one of our 5 who liked to go further than the garden but since we have had a large ginger and white Tom move in he rarely goes far thank goodness.

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  3. Glad he’s ok. Your crochet is bright and colourful, looks like fun.

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  4. We are relieved for you and Rupert. Long may it last for your both. Mr T is losing so much fur in the heat he gets brushed twice a day and I'm still not staying ahead of it. Fortunately furballs aren't a problem with him (and he likes being vacuum-cleaned which is a bonus all round.) We've decided that the centre of your crochet looks like raspberry pavlova - which is very apt for summer time.

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    1. Hello Tigger, you are so brave letting your Mum use the vacuum on you, we run and hide when Dad gets the vacuum out here. Meow...

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  5. I am so very happy that Rupert is okay and I know they're relief has to be immense. I really need to take up something that will help my old noodle keep up-to-date the only thing I do is computer and I don't think that's working anymore

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  6. So glad poor Rupert is on the mend. It is so worrying when pets aren't themselves. Your crochet is very pretty.

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  7. Thank goodness the problem resolved itself! WHEW!

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  8. Oh dear it must have been a very worrying time for you I'm so glad he passed it what a relief! I love the crochet so pretty.

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  9. All's well that ends well thank goodness. Pets are such a worry. Love the new crochet project. Take care.

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  10. I am SO happy that he is well now. I would have been in a bad state if it were our Simba.

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  11. I'm so glad to hear Rupert is doing OK. It's not easy seeing them sick

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  12. Glad Rupert is ok. We are battling on with Sithcat. xxx

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    1. We have the 5 of them as you know Jill. I hope they all go before we both do as they would be difficult to home, they are all a bit skittish and don't go out much. But at the same time I dread them going, it's going to be a nightmare. They are all 12 and Polly is 13 and I thought they would have been gone by now.
      This is what you get for being a cat lover and too sensitive.
      I'm sure you feel exactly the same with Sith.
      Hugs
      Briony
      x

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  13. So glad he is ok, they can be as much worry as kids and x

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  14. So pleased that Rupert is o.k. It is so worrying when they are sick. As you say, they can't tell us what is wrong. I was quite sure I was taking my 16 year old Kim on a one way visit to the vet recently as she had a nasty sore on top of her other health problems but the vet lanced it, gave her meds and she has bounced back.

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  15. I'm glad to hear things turned out okay this time. Rupert is such a lovely fellow. That tail!

    I hate that feeling we get inside when a pet is seriously under the weather. No wonder you were in a state!

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  16. Pets are such a worry. I do wish they could say a few words at times so you know what's wrong. Glad Rupert is better.

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  17. Oh I'm so pleased that Rupert's okay. Our furry friends do cause us some worry, and we'll be forever poor after the money they cost us, but what we lack in our purses is repaid tenfold in our hearts.

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  18. I'm so glad Rupert is feeling better. We cat lovers do get obsessed with our kidlets. Cat poo is a frequent topic of conversation in our house too! LOL! Having them all being about the same age is a worry. All of ours are from 10 to 13 years old and will probably go close to each other. Though I may have to sneak a young one in there somewhere. I can't be totally without a cat/cats!

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