Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Update on Pollux

Hey effurrybody. Pollux wanted me to post an update about his condition. He is home now, but still has his blockage. The VET did the barium study and found something blocking his large intestine. He said it would be better to try and have another VET try to remove it with an endoscope. It would be easier to recover from that than surgery. The VET said he could come home tonight with a catheter in his leg. So Meommy and daddy picked him up and brought him home. His apetite is back, but he can't have any foods yet. Which means neither can I. Grrr... We are both being confined to the laundry room so Pollux can be close to the litter box and I can keep him company.

So, after dinner Meommy came in to check on us. Pollux had ripped out part of his catheter and there was blood effurrywhere! Meommy called the VET's emergency line, but only got voicemail. So, meommy and daddy cleaned him up, removed the bandage he'd chewed partly through, picked up the catherter bits they found, and rebandaged them as best they could. It doesn't appear to be bleeding anymore. We're all just waiting now for the VET to call us back. We thinks the situation is under control though. Meommy just freaked out when she saw all that blood!

So, that's where we are at now. Pollux is due to go to the other VET first thing in the morning. Hopefully he will leave his dressings alone and he won't give us anymore scares tonight.



DK & The Fluffies said...

Pollux - stop making your mom scared! We hope you feel better soon.

The Furry Kids said...

Pollux, I had an obstruction last year. It wasn't a whole lot of fun, so I know exactly how you feel. And The Mom knows exactly how your mom feels. Good luck tomorrow and we're purraying for you. Lots of hugs to your mom from our The Mom.


The Meezers said...

oh Pollux, we unnerstand that you doesn't like the catheter, but please don't scare your mom like that!!! we is purring and purraying for you buddy

Daisy said...

Oh Pollux, I am still purring and purring for you!

ML said...

O, Pollux, i's bet your mommie was skeered to death.
We's all purring fur you, hopefully you's be all un-blocked tomorrow this time.
Love and Purrs and Purrayers,
KC & Crew

Alexi said...

Pollux, we are so sorry you have an obstruction. Please don't skare Mommy. We are purring and purraying for yoo.

Sammawow said...

We just heard and we're purring for you, Pollux!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Pollux! please don't do that! We want you to feel better soon!

Sweet Praline said...

Oh Pollux, please leave your bandages alone. I hope everything goes well at the VET tomorrow.

Mickey said...

Good luck Pollux!!!!!!
e will be purring for you!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

jenianddean said...

We'll be purraying for Pollux ... I'm sure he's in good hands though. We hate that he made blood to freak out your Mom, but hopefully it will be all OK tomorrow.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Purrs n Purrs some mores!

Pollux dats supposed ta stays dehr, silly. Scarin Mommies not goods!

Weze hopes you gets dat struction outs and gets bettur! Waitin fur updates.

Bootsie Woo n Katie Too
n da Katie Katz

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Whoa Pollux, do not scare yoor mommy anymore! Sure hope dat other vet can get whatever it is out wif dat scope thing.

Karen Jo said...

Pollux, please leave your catheter alone and stop scaring your Mom. I am hoping and praying that all goes well with your endoscopy tomorrow and that you will be feeling much better very soon. {{{HUGS}}}

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are purrrring and purraying for you Pollux! Don't scare the Mommy any more! (((((((hugs from our house to yours))))),
Your FL furiends,

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for you Pollux. We hope everything goes well at the
V E T and you are soon feeling better again.

DEBRA said...


We are purrin and purrin and purrin for you....we hopes that you will feel a lot better today!

and Mom Debra

ZOOLATRY said...

Hi Pollux... please be well soon, we'll remember you in our purrayers.

Texas said...

Hope you feel better soon Pollux!

Team Tabby said...

Pollux, we are hoping all goes well and you feel better soon.

Mindy & Moe

Kaz's Cats said...


We hope the nice v-e-t can help you feel better really soon - sending you all of our best purrs and purrayers,and hugs to your whole family,

love and purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

What a scare you gave your Mom!
We hope you are at your vets now getting good care! You will be in our prayers.
~ The Bunch

Anita said...

Good luck with your endoscopic surgery!

We hope that you get well soon!


Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh my poor friend Pollux! I understand not liking the catheter and gnawing it out but really try not to scare us all like that! Good luck in your surgery and we'll be purring HARD for you.


Riley & Tiki said...

We hope you feel better soon, Pollux!

Junior said...

Silly Pollux! I hate stuff like that too, but it is there to help you feel better!

We will be purring for you today!!!

Junior and Orion

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Pollux! no chewing thru your tubes and stuff! blood scares the beans very much.

we are sending you many many healing purrs and prayers!

we are also sending comforting purrs to your beans and Castor

Princess said...

OH NO! We are purring and praying for all of you

The Meezers said...

still purrrring for you Pollux buddy

Poppy Q said...

Pollum I am going to purr for you and for the clever vet who is going to get rid of that nasty obstruction.

You feel better soon little dude.

Camie's Kitties said...

Castor, we are purring for Pollux and for you. You must be missing him like crazy. Camie had an obstruction about 6 years ago, and she did really well after the surgery. We know Pollux will too.

Pollux, stop scaring everyone. We are purring for you buddy.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

The Cat Realm said...

We are purring for you! PURRRRRRRRRR

Sunny's Mommy said...

Purrs for Pollux. I hope his blockage is removed today so he can start healing.

Colby and Cheddar said...

Poor Castor, we hope you can sneak some food soon, since you are healthy and hungry.

But Pollux, don't pull out the medical thingies! If you do, they makes you go back to the vet, and wouldn't you rather be home? So be a good patient and it will be over soon.