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29 December 2007 @ 12:35 pm
Kitty Update  
First, thanks for all the well wishes!

For those who missed my comments in the last post, Rochester came home last night. The vet didn't find any blockages, but he thought Rochester's pancreas might be a bit inflamed. The official cause of all this has not deviated from "Who the hell knows." We took him back to the vet this morning for a few more hours of IV treatment. For the vast majority of details, please refer to Remy's post.

Addenda:

- Rochester hates the e-collar- that cone thing they put around cats' necks to stop them from nibbling at things they shouldn't. He thrashed violently when he was wearing it, prompting us to remove it and sleep in shifts. We wanted to make sure he didn't rip out his IV catheter, which is what he tried to do every second he wasn't sleeping. I slept from about 1:00 to 4:00, Remy from about 4:00 to 7:00. Remy had far more success than I at calming Rochester down and getting him back to sleep any time he started fidgeting with the catheter. He is a great daddy.

- Reading this week's SWIFT at 4:00 AM, while lying in an awkward heap on the cold floor beside a cat that I hoped to hell was going back to sleep, was a bit surreal. So was my partial seizure at 7:00 AM. D'oh! Between that and lack of sleep, I felt like shit on toast this morning. Still not fully recovered. Yet again, I tip my hat to anyone who's experienced months of sleepless nights while raising a baby. I have no clue how you did it, or are doing it, as the case may be. I'm souring a bit on the kid thing myself, not having that kind of fortitude... ;)

- Rochester is more or less his normal self today, minus a good bit of fur. The vet expressed his amazement at his recovery rate. Right now, Rochester is reclining on our bed, fastidiously grooming his right front paw. He has a flavor, you see.
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sageblessing on December 29th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
LMAO!! "He has a flavor, you see." I love that!!!

Here's to Rochester -- hope he keeps improving so well!
sageblessing on December 29th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, and hope you feel better from that seizure too... FTL! :(
Miusheri: epilepsy_rocksmiusheri on December 29th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks on all counts! =) *hug* In my case, it was nothing major. With most of the partials, I just get dizzy and nauseated and can't do much of a mental nature (like write or speak clearly), but it usually passes quickly. Happily, I've not had a full-blown seizure in nearly a year.

Rochester thanks you too! Be sure to give your kitties extra cuddles today on our behalf! =)
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on December 29th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
As I said to the vet: "He has a high CONstitution, but WISdom was his dump stat."
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on December 29th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I hope it's a good flavor. XD

*hugs you all*