Sunday, 7 February 2021

HE'LL BE THE DEATH OF US BOTH.

 

Once again Rupert is feeling under the weather.  He hasn't eaten for a couple of days but thankfully we've got him to eat a small amount of chicken this evening (Sunday)

Every time this happens we freak out thinking it might be a stuck hair ball.  In the event of it being this he would probably have to go to sleep and this worries us.

He has had two ops in the past for this problem and apart from the procedure to remove it costing well over £1500, at least, it would not be fair to put him through that again.

I went to the vet's web site and it appears that we would not be allowed inside the building but have to hand the pet through the door.  If he had to go to sleep I couldn't bear not to be with him.

Can you see how I'm panicking.

He's almost 13 years old so a good age but we still we do not want anything to happen to any of them.

Keep your fingers crossed that tomorrow he is back to normal.


Rupert a few days old.
Can't believe that they are almost 13 


14 comments:

  1. I hope that Rupert does not have to have another fur ball operation. Fingers crossed for him and therefore for you and Tom too.

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  2. Oh dear. Everything crossed for Rupert. It is so hard when our fur babies are under the weather and Covid makes it all worse.

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  3. I am so sorry! Please keep us informed! I know you are probably doing this, but do you brush him a lot so that not much loose fur can accumulate? Our vet does not let us inside either. Seems like most of them are doing this now.

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  4. Ahhh so cute. It doesn't bear thinking about how much it will hurt when they go (as they surely must do) before us, leaving us with only the memories of their warmth and antics. We have all our fingers and paws crossed that it isn't furballs this time. Love and purrings Mr T and F

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  5. I feel your pain, I have always been with my cats at their end, just to cuddle them and their final moments be of love. Both our cats are older 11 and 15, so even in their good health I still worry.

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  6. Come on Rupert.....cough it up!
    We used to have a long haired cat and luckily didn't have too many problems with hair balls. He had special" hair ball" food, but expect you already do that. He was the only one of all my cats that died at home ( aged 18) ...ie not PTS ! I understand how you feel about not being with Rupert if it comes to that.

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  7. oh, poor Rupert, I hope he's feeling better soon. Our boy had to go in for some teeth removal and it was horrible handing him over at the door.x

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  8. I hope Rupert is feeling better today.

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  9. Awwwww (((((Briony))))), I understand your worry & concern. Did your vet not advise an anti-hairball food for Rupert? Our Goldie eats canned food but she also eats Iams Senior Weight Control & Hairball formula dry food. She's never had a hairball yet. Why not do a google search for some natural remedies for hairballs. Perhaps there's something you can put in his food to help.

    Just to put your mind at ease, our vet isn't allowing anyone in the building either, for appointments. They come out to the car, get the pet, and then come out to talk to us afterward. BUT in the cases of euthanasia, they DO allow people inside the building, with a mask. I'm sure your vet would do the same, as they understand more than anyone the importance of being with your beloved pet at the end of life.

    Look up those remedies and I'll be praying. Please keep us posted on Rupert. ~Andrea xoxo

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  10. So sorry to hear about Rupert. They are always a worry, aren't they? Fingers crossed that he will improve.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  11. Elderly cats are such a worry, hope Rupert will feel better soon:)

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  12. hugs and well wishes coming your way, hope he is better today

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  13. What an absolutely beautiful kitten he was!

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