Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fatty Bolger

Sorry if you missed me and The QQQE yesterday but I missed work and got no chance to post. That little guy on the right is the reason. I was combing my facebook for a more recent picture of him and hate to have to admit that I don't have one. I checked Kelly's and she had this which does show his cut little face but is also over a year old:

Anyway the black one is our cat Frisky. He is about two years old. His sister's name is Mithrandir (I swear that my daughter picked that name, I only hinted that it might be cool). He now weighs 16 pounds and his belly hangs to the floor. That is why I have nicknamed him Fatty Bolger, a minor character from this little old book that I happen to like.

So the problem is that Frisky is very sick. We noticed him spending literally hours in the litter box over the weekend, and then on Sunday he was crying and hissing all throughout the night. He began leaking a sort fecal/urine like liquid on Monday morning so we knew then that something bad was wrong and made an appointment with our Vet ASAP. It turns out that he has blockage in his urinary tract. Apparently male cats can easily develop a condition that is similar to kidney or gall stones in humans except that it is much more serious. So it turns out the the poor little fellow had been blocked all weekend and had not been able to use the bathroom properly. He was in a lot of pain.

There is a procedure to correct it, which is somewhat expensive, but certainly worth it for such a young cat's life. The problem is that they have to make sure no kidney failure has begun to occur.

Needless to say I had a rough weekend and Monday, and as we are still waiting to hear about his kidneys my nerves are a little raw. I'm confident that he is going to be alright but I'm still a little bit nervous.

Please keep Fatty in your thoughts and prayers for now. Thank you.

30 comments:

Emily White said...

Ha! I had a kitty named Galadriel!

I'm sorry your kitty is sick. I know how hard that can be. I hope everything turns out all right.

Vicki Rocho said...

ohhhh, your poor kitty! Hope everything turns out okay!!! (I love the picture of them in front of the tv. So cute!


I swung by to remind you to check on your blackjack hand today, but that seems so frivolous when you've got a heart full of worries for your kitty.
:(

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

:o( poor wittle fing. I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

Ted Cross said...

Hsssss. Cats are allergic to me...or is it the other way around? I always forget.

JustineDell said...

Poor little titty-titty. You know I'm an animal lover, so my heart goes out to you while you deal with his sickness. Keep positive, the little guy will be okay ;-)

~JD

Creepy Query Girl said...

Awe, I hope your kitty feels better soon! They are frickin adorable!

Jen said...

Poor Kitty!!! Hope everything ends up being okay! I love my little ones even when they are frisky!!!

Sorry I haven't been around in awhile, but I'm back!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Aww, poor little kitty.

Sending lots of good thoughts your way. They are both too cute.

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Aw, here's hoping for a speedy recovery! We have four cats, and each one is a family member to us. I'm always worried to death when one's sick - so I completely understand!! Don't forget to let us know how he's doing :D

Will Burke said...

Bloody'ell, I'll bet you're edgy! Hope your cat gets better!

Mesmerix said...

I have 4 cats of my own, 2 boys/2 girls, so I know how much they can become part of the family. I'll keep Fatty in my thoughts.

I've heard that once the urinary tract problems start happening, they continue, so maybe you can check with your vet to see if there's something to add to Fatty's diet that might help him ward off such issues? You know, like cranberry juice for kitties!

Piedmont Writer said...

Oh I'm sorry, I know what it's like dealing with a sick animal. I hope Fatty's okay. Prayers to you, the girls and him.

Palindrome said...

Awwww, I'm praying for Fatty.

Candyland said...

Aww this happened to my cat and after the surgery he was so much better.
*Good thoughts for fur baby*

Jaydee Morgan said...

A sick pet is always a terrible thing. I'll definitely be thinking good thoughts for his full return to health :)

Sangu said...

Hey Matthew! Just to let you know - it's not too late to sign up for the character interview blogfest. Entries posted anytime today (the 15th) are fiiine! And yes, you can play with time zones :)

Sorry about your kitty! Hope things work out okay!

Old Kitty said...

Oh I am so so so sorry to hear about Frisky! What an awful thing to happen to such a young kitty.

I hope you hear good news soon about his kidneys. I hope he is ok for the surgery to take place. He is so worth this chance - he is a beautiful little furry boy and I wish you, your family and little Frisky the very very best.

I have everything crossed for him - he has everythig to live for!

Take care
x

j.leigh.bailey said...

Good luck to Fatty. I have fat, Garfield-esque cat who's the love of my life, and I'd hate to have to go through that with him. Good luck to you, too.

By the way, I think both Mithrandir and Fatty Bolger are great names for a cat--when I get a bigger place where I can accomodate another cat, I'm hoping to get a cat named Peregrine/Pippin.

j.leigh.bailey said...

Good luck to Fatty. I have fat, Garfield-esque cat who's the love of my life, and I'd hate to have to go through that with him. Good luck to you, too.

By the way, I think both Mithrandir and Fatty Bolger are great names for a cat--when I get a bigger place where I can accomodate another cat, I'm hoping to get a cat named Peregrin/Pippin.

Marjorie said...

I hope all goes well....

Tahereh said...

aw Matt, i'm so sorry your kitty isn't feeling well!! i'm sending all good thoughts your way!

fingers crossed!!

Tabitha said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! One of my cats had this same condition, and it's certainly a nail-biting experience!

Sending you and yours good thoughts...

Tabitha said...

p.s. LOVE the names. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Poor Frisky! Will pray he's okay and everything goes well with the surgery.

Kelly said...

Sweet kitties. Love the pic by the TV.
Hope everything goes well with your cat. Pets are members of the family! Good luck!

Kathryn said...

Awww... having a sick pet is one of the worst things. Prayers for Mithrandir! Keep us posted, eh? Also, they're adorable. I'm a big cat lover too. Mine is Boho. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I hate that Fatty is so ill. He'll certainly be in my prayers. I hope he pulls through with flying colors. Perhaps a change in diet is in order. You could ask the vet. His weight could be a factor in his problem. Roland

Falen said...

awww poor fatty. i hope he's back on his paws soon.
Nothing is worse than having a sick pet (well maybe a child, but i don't have any so i can't say for sure...)

Jemi Fraser said...

Poor little guy. I hope the kidneys are working well in no time. Take care of everyone!

Jesson Balaoing said...

love that, kitty...