Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gratuitous Kitten Picture

Hope is much like a cat in the Dark - 
you only know it's there by the reflection in its eyes - 
which means there is Light nearby.
~ Terri Guillemets

This may not seem like a very special picture - but this little buddy has barely been eating for almost a month...

It all started when he ate a bunch of my wooly nylon thread.  Turns out, wooly nylon and a kitten's digestive system are not a good combination.  :(

Several trips to the vets later, lots of expensive tests, some exploratory surgery, and tons of medicine (antibiotics, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant, etc.) - and no progress - he had lost about one third of his body weight.  We were really worried!  :(

Then, last Friday, the vet added prednisilone to his medicine regimen and, within 24 hours, he was eating again!  We still stop and marvel every time he walks over to one of his food bowls and eats...  

Our baby, Popeye - we'd be lost without him.  I promise to never tease him again about his potbelly - if he will just get it back again!  ;)

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