Max II's Bladder Surgery
Yesterday, Sunday, this all changed. He was lethargic and crying. We rushed him to the kitty ER where they unblocked his bladder. They are keeping him for several days. He will be fine, we're told this is just something that sometimes happens to male cats but the procedure will cost close to $2,000 and he will need to be on (expensive) special food for the rest of his life.
This was a very sudden very unexpected expense for myself and Joe. The money will be used to pay for this procedure. We love Max and he's a young cat, only four. Any help is greatly appreciated and would mean the world to us.
I just want to thank everyone for their kindness during this time. It was so stressful on top of tax season and it was hard to make difficult decisions on top of it. Max is fully healed and recovered at this time, his stitches are out and his cone of shame is removed. He and Bella re-adjusted to each other just fine, much to our relief and surprise. He is annoying her, playing in his new water fountain and contemplating if he could actually manage to throw himself through the window successfully to crash Cardinal Woolsey's party at our bird feeder. He is his happy, bratty self and he had better live to be 25 in human years if he knows what's good for him.
Deb & Jow
It's been a v. stressful morning.
If you would like to learn more about Max's surgery, go to this page: http://www.michigananimalhospital.com/page/421567612
He is still being monitored at the kitty hospital and his kidney levels are good. They are hoping to take the catheter out today and he should be able to go home tomorrow or Thursday. He is in good spirits, enjoying his pain drugs and head booping the staff through his cone of shame.