Friday, March 19, 2010

Good News

I got one of the best phone calls of my life this morning. If he'd been there in person I would have embarrassed myself and him by hugging and kissing him. Who is this "him" you ask? Why our vet, and he called bright and early this morning to give me the results of Arthur's blood work and urine analysis.

::Drum Roll::

Our baby boy is almost good as new :) His liver values are back to normal and everything from his bloodwork to his physical examination say that he's just about ready to have the tube removed and put all this behind him IF he starts eating again on his own.

So our new mission is to get him to eat on his own. At the Dr's suggestion we will be skipping some of his tube feeding times in the hopes that he will be hungry enough to eat his food. This afternoon I skipped his feeding and removed all available food that he could snack on. I gave him a new cat nip toy I bought and waited. Around 5pm he started bugging me and when I put down a can of Solid Gold Tuna he devoured most of it. Now this could be a result of the appetite stimulant we gave him yesterday, or actual hunger but if he can keep this up we can be sure he's recovered and ready to have his tube removed :)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mazeltov!
Mom

Brad Reason said...

We at Manhattan Cat Specialists thuroughly appreciate your kind words about Dr. Arnold Plotnick and we're extremely glad we could help Arthur.

Anonymous said...

YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!
(from socidoc)

Leslie said...

Go Arthur, go Arthur! You eat, boy, eat, eat, eat!

Tiki & Kirby (& sometimes Kesey) said...

That is excellent news!!!!! Arthur seems to like the shredded meat in gravy type food. (We eat Solid Gold tuna too and Sheba.) Well, Sheba has been discontinued so we have tried Tiki Cat & Weruva and we like it too. Good luck!!!

mizzyN said...

hurray for d cats

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are behind so we hope that this was just the first of many meals he devoured! We really hope things are going better with him - it is so good that his tests came out so good!

Happy Cat Family said...

Go boy gooooo!
Have you tried Taste of the Wild Canned? Yummy!

Anonymous said...

... waiting for more news ... and more pics...
(from socidoc)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are so happy he has pulled through this ordeal!

Denise said...

Please give us an update on how Arthur is doing these days.

My 100 foot yacht said...

What great news!! I can see why you wanted to hug your vet :D