Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Pablo is sick!

Pabsy in happier times (that's his leopard tail toy in the foreground)

Message from Kate: Hi blogging buddies. Our dear friend Pablo is in hospital today, recovering from emergency surgery for a life-threatening urethral blockage.

Just before bedtime last night (10pm-ish) I noticed him taking a long time to do his business in his litter tray, then leaving before he'd done anything. Then he wandered around the house, meowing and hissing, before flopping on his side in an armchair. He was meowing and growling low, obviously in pain.
So while I stayed at home with baby Alex, Nick rushed him to the emergency vet, and they assessed him and decided to perform surgery there and then (at midnight!) to unblock his urethra. The vet said that we did the right thing to bring him, that the blockage could have been fatal if left untreated. Pabs came through the surgery well, it seems like it was a protein blockage.

Today, they did an ultrasound on his bladder, because he wasn't producing as much urine as they would have liked. Thankfully, it was all clear, so they're now just keeping him under observation for the next few days.
We miss him around the house... every little noise, every movement I see from the corner of my eye, I think they're all him. Please join with me in praying for his speedy recovery. I know we haven't been able to blog or visit blogs much since baby Alex's arrival, but we still feel like we're part of the CB family... and we could use your support!

With thanks,
--Kate
(PS The Collingwood Magpies won last weekend's AFL Grand Final rematch by 50-something points! Which, I believe, makes Huffle Mawson the winner of Pablo's AWESOME Footy Finals Competition. But I'll let Pabs announce that when he's back on deck.)

17 comments:

Keiko said...

Oh Pablo, we are purraying for your quick recovery! We are so glad that you got to the VET in time. Our distant woofie brother Caesar (he lives with Mummy's Mum) also had the same thing a few years ago! He has made a full recovery since.
Purrrs that you will be okay staying at the VETs.
Purrrs and hugs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh my goodness! I am sending my best purrs for Pablo to feel better soon.

Reenie said...

Purrs purrs purrs

- Sherkhan

Forever Foster said...

Oh Pablo! We are sending you super big massive purrs for a very speedy recovery. Our friend Neville had something similar a couple of years ago, so we can only imagine how freaked out Kate and Nick were. Thank goodness they are such good kitty parents. We expect to see you strong and healthy back here announcing the results of your contest too suite, buddy.

Kea said...

Pablo, we're sending purrs and healing Light that you recover quickly. We hope you can go home soon too!

(((Hugs))) to your mom and kitty kisses to you!

Diamond said...

Purrrrrrr Purrrrrrr Purrrrrrr!!!!!
We hope you will recover soon.
Diamond

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh pabs, we hope yoo r better soon

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sad to read that Pablo is in the hospital - but we are so happy you caught it in time to get him help! We have heard of many cats with this same thing and they usually need a while but will be just fine. We are sending him tons of purrs and prayers for a quick recovery!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh noes...we know just what you are going thru as our Brighton was in the same shape back in June. It took a month for him to feel good again but he is right as rain now and taking some tasty 'chews' to help keep him 'flowing free' again...We hope Pablo feels better soon and can come home, but he is in the right place to get better and be watched over 24/7 right now...

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I am so sad to learn that Pablo has a sick. I am keeping him in my thoughts and purrs, and I hope he is much better soon.

Boom Nisanart said...

My dear Pablo, We are sending deep purrs for you to best recovery

Puddy and Boom

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Pabs! We are sending lots of purrs for a speedy recovery.

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Pabs! we will purr for his speedy recovery in shifts...24/7.
It's great that you saw he was ill and got him in to the vet right away.
Pablo...heal up buddy! We lubs you lots!

The Island Cats said...

We hope Pablo is doing better now! We can't wait until he comes home.

Sweet Praline said...

I've got my healing purrs going strong. I hope Pablo is back to normal very quickly.

Batu said...

Hi Pablo - hope you feel better soon - sending lots of purrs your way...

MoMo said...

Oh Pabs, I am so sorry to hear that you have been unwell. My SS has been away in Siberia and Mongolia and I couldn't get at the computer. hope you are feeling much better now.

Sending losts and lots of purrs.