Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lyalya

I got to visit Lyalya at the veterinary hospital today. Amina wanted to come with me and I was really glad to have her there. They brought him and his IV out to a visiting area so we could pet him and soothe him. It was scary to see him in his present condition--multiple bandages, shaved in a variety of places, all boney, his fur coming out in tufts, so weak...

BUT...

His eyes were HIS eyes. Alert, so happy to see us, curious. Amina said he looked MUCH better than yesterday. He purred as soon as they brought him out to us and the clinician said he's such a sweetie--that they all like him.

He perked up whenever another dog entered the clinic. Until this happened, he'd never even seen a dog! He had always wanted to escape from our apartment, to explore what's out there... Sometimes it was hard to physically restrain him! And now that he gets to hear and see all these other animals, all he can do is lift his head to check them out. Still, though... His spark is there.

The problem is that he still can't pee. Tomorrow they're going to do blood tests to check his kidney function. If the results show improvement, he'll have a good prognosis. If there isn't any, then things look much bleaker.

Chris and the girls get back tomorrow; I'll need to break the news to them then. The vet said it would be good if we could bring the girls to visit him in the early afternoon and evening; he perks up when he sees family.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the results of the test will be good and Lyalya will get better soon.
And it wont be easy to brake the news to children and on their first day home too.
Wishing you all well.
Olga

Fioleta said...

Poor cat. I hope he'll get better soon.

AdoptaMama said...

Hoping kitty will make a full recovery. I can't imagine how hard this must be. Our cats are more than pets; they are family and we refer to them as our girls' brothers (without being freaky about it). ;) We would be just as upset as you are. (((hugs)))

Annie said...

Oh, how hard for you! Cats look so small and pathetic when they lose fur.... I'm glad he perked up for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Tina in CT said...

I called you at 6:00 EST but you're probably with Lyalya. Sure hope he is better and peeing.