Rupert is home after spending Friday night in the vets.
The vet wanted him to stay another night but at £200 per night we decided to bring him home.
I think it was the right decision as he has already eaten a little bit and would not eat in the vets.
A fur ball (or sausage, more like) 10cm long was removed once again.
This is the second time he has been operated on for this complaint and although I would do anything for him, if it happens again I think the only option will be to have him put to sleep, and apparently it could recur unless we can do something.
Apart from the trauma caused to all of us the cost is just ridiculous.
Both times it has cost us well over £1,500.
We just cannot keep finding this kind of money.
So, we have to devize some way of getting the fur through his system without clogging up.
I asked the vet for advice and have to say that they were not very helpful apart from trying to sell us the usual fur ball paste that Rupert can detect a mile away and will not eat.
I have been reading that liquid paraffin may be helpful and wondered if I could dribble a little on his food.
Also I read that Psyllium sprinkled on the food may also help.
They did mention that he has a full colon that needs to shift so we are still not out of the woods and I shall not be happy until I see him do a big poo.....
Both Tom and myself have never shed so many tears as we have over this weekend.
Non pet owners would not understand but those of you with cats and dogs will know how much they mean to us all.
On a lighter note, I didn't worry so much about Tom when he was going down for surgery as I have with Rupert, lol
Animals can't tell you how they feel whereas Tom could, that's my theory anyway, lol
I must say thankyou to all of you who kindly commented.