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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pumpkin's at the v-e-t


Pumpkin's dental appointment turned into something very different ... He went to his appointment at Banfield expecting to have a cleaning (with maybe an extraction or two). It turns out that the dental couldn't be done until after a blood test and some antibiotics for an infection in his gums. But wait, that's not all ... Pumpkin has diabetes.

Grandma an' Grandpa spoke to the v-e-t extensively after cleaning up the "accident" that he made in the PTU (they agreed to be the transport since Mom had to work). The "accident" made Puffy look like the king of v-e-t visits since he doesn't befoul the PTU and rides pretty quietly now that he's a veteran of the green masheen. Puffy had his v-e-t visit and has lost nearly four pounds since December 28th. The v-e-t had great words for Puffy's efforts and said that his abcesses are nearly healed, but the fur isn't growing back that quickly. Puffy came home with our grandparent.

Pumpkin, however, had to stay overnight and was very frightened. Grandad held him and told him to be a good boy (is there any other kind when you're talking 'bout Pumpkin???). They are gonna pick him up tomorrow with his insulin an' needles. Hopefully, he was stable enough this afternoon for the dental visit. Can you believe that he weighs over sixteen pounds? Mom was amazed 'cuz he seems so light.

Oh, an' it's POURING rain right now. Let's hope that it continues for a few days 'cuz Sandy Eggo is nearly "normal" for our "season to date" rain! It would be nice to be ahead of the rain curve for once in twenty-five or so years. Keep your paws crossed for our Pumpkin an' our rain (but mostly for our Pumpkin). Our dood of orinch is our biggest priority!

DMM

16 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will purr for poor Pumpkin. I would hate to think of being there over night. I hope he gets everything figured out quickly.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Oh my gosh, but we know that kitties can still live long happy lives with diabetes so we'll pray that Pumpkin is a good example of living well with it.

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring furry hard for Pumpkin.

A Few Good Cats said...

Pumpkin, we've heard of cats whose diabetes goes into remission with diet and medication... we'll be purring for good news for you.

Fin said...

PUUUURRRR!

Parker said...

Big huge purrs for Pumpkin.
Diabetes sux...

Millie said...

Hello! I'm purring for Pumpkin! And I hope you have good rain. My friend Rusty up in Glendale is worried the hill behind his house doesn't come crashing down, so I hope his rain goes to your house instead!

purrs,
Millie

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh so sorry to hear abot thr diabetes. Hopefully they will sort it out real soon. I am purring oudly for you.. Hugs GJ x

Daisy said...

Poor Pumpkin! But I'll bet he will feel much better when he is on his medicine and his diabetes is under control. One of our cats-who-came-before had diabetes, and after she lost some weight, she did not need insulin for quite a long while.

Busby and Raymond said...

We purring for Pumpkin and hope they get to do his dental today. That way he won't have to make another trip to the vet for awhile.

Glad you are getting your rain. It has been POURING here in Capitola for five days so far. xoxo

Angel and Kirby said...

We are purring for Pumpkin!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Poor Pumpkin! We're purraying effurything goes well while he's there!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh Pumpkin, that is not good news. But there are good treatments, so you should be A-Ok in no time.

Ayla and Iza said...

We're confoosed. Is Pumpkin OK? We sure hope so...

The Meezers and Billy said...

oh Pumpkin - we is purring for you! we hopes the insulin werks! (our the mom has to take insulin too!)

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for Pumpkin to be okay. It must be scary having to sleep in a strange place, and even scarier when it's the V E T.