Feline American Puffy is in the hospital havin' some surgery to put in a drain near his left flank. He was kinda lethargic yesterday an' didn't eat furry many Temptations with his usual enthusiasm. He felt a little warm, so Mom gave him some extra attention, but didn't think much of it 'cuz it was hot yesterday.
This morning, he was lookin' a little flaky, so Mom thought that she'd brush him an' then give him a bath with his wipes. She sat with him on the couch an' he got excited about a nice brushing. Mom was usin' the Zoom Groom down his back when one of the "bristles" opened a scab and set forth a river of stinky beige pus down his back. Mom immediately called Grandma for her help with mopping up the mess. It turns out that Charmee had sunk his teeth into Puffy's flank a few days ago and the puncture wounds had become infected. Mom an' Grandma used alcohol-soaked cotton pads to clean Puffy up an' then shuttled him to the Banfield v-e-t in a pink Kennel Cab.
At the v-e-t, the pet nurse an' the v-e-t looked Puffy over, weighed him (22.8 lbs!!!), an' checked his vitals. Puffy calmed down quite a bit after the harrowing car ride where he YOWLED the entire trip. He's gettin' drains put into the abcesses an' he's also gettin' his teeth cleaned. Mom remembered to ask the staff to put a dose of Feline Advantage on him prior to his release so that we don't get fleas in our house. He's gonna wear one of those Elizabethan collars so he's gonna be a floodlight! He's also gettin' parts of himself shaved (!), so he's gonna get teased a bit.
Please keep your paws crossed an' say a couple of purrayers for Puffy. The v-e-t mentioned that if Mom hadn't caused the flood of pus to be released today an' he hadn't gotten his antibiotics, there's a good chance that our boy Puffy would be crossin' the Bridge a week from now. Wheewwww ... We don't wanna lose our Cocoa Francis Puff before his time.