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Scandal Kitty is in the Hospital

This morning, at about 4:30, ballistabob decided to go downstairs. He usually turns on the light of the hallway to see if Scandal is sleeping there, as he is wont to do, so not to step on him. Since he did not see any shadows indicating that the cat was there, he did not turn on the light and proceeded to go down the stairs.

The cat was there.

To make a long story short, ballistabob stumbled on the cat, and both came barrelling down the stairs, Bob trying not to hurt Scandal and the cat trying to get out of the way. This was to no avail, since ballistabob landed on the cat.

As you can imagine, we were very concerned about it. After checking that ballistabob was okay, we checked on Scandal. He seemed to be freaked out, but otherwise unhurt, so we sighed in relief.

That was 4:30 a.m.

At 7:30 we went and checked again. The poor kitty was hiding under the futon downstairs, and ballistabob found a trail of blood on the carpet and in the laundry room where his litter box is.

That's when we freaked out, threw some clothes on, and headed for the hospital, with a very quiet kitty which, in the case of Scandal, it is not a good sign.

At any rate, he has been seen by the doctors and they believe that it could be either a bruised or a ruptured bladder. At this rate, they have reason to believe that it is a bruised bladder, which has a decent prognosis. He has been sedated and put on pain medication for 24 hours. I will go visit him tonight, and we do hope that we have our kitten being his feisty little self very soon.

UPDATE- 1 p.m. = I just talked to the vet. Scandal's bladder appears to be intact, although possibly bruised. There is a big clot in his bladder, which could be reabsorbed or Scandal could pass it. The danger would be that instead of that the clot might block the urethra, in which case he'd need surgery. However, he has been urinating fine, so there is hope. He's a little anemic, possibly from the loss of blood, and his kidney values are a little bit elevated but that's a preexisting condition. I will be visiting him around 5 p.m. and hopefully will have more news.

Thanks all for the good wishes!



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Dec. 12th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Dec. 12th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
ACK! Poor boy!

Dec. 12th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
I know. Poor kitty cat.
Dec. 12th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
My heart goes out to you.
I hope Scandal gets better and comes home soon. Also, I'm glad Bob is OK.

Dec. 12th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: My heart goes out to you.
Thank you.
Dec. 12th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Poor puss. I hope your boys turn out okay.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Scandal was growling and terrorizing the staff when we left. This is surely a good sign.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
I hope Scandal heals up well and soon, for both his sake and Bob's guilt. Take Care.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Poor Bob feels terrible. But it was an accident, and it could have happened to anyone.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I hope kitty is ok. You can't do much about it when they seem so determined to trip us. I sometimes anthropomorphize our cats because they occasionally seem clever, but it's things like this that remind me that they really do have limited intellectual abilities - one of my cats managed to get literally under foot the other day. It didn't do any serious harm, but I got a few hisses from him until he forgot about it .5 seconds later.
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Dec. 12th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. Thank you.
Dec. 12th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty! I hope he recovers quickly!
Dec. 12th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh poor kitty!! I hope the Scandelness comes through all right. How awful for all three of you!
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
meep! Scandalicious! I will pray to St Francis for him.
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you guys had the sense to check hubby out before kitty. And I hope kitty (tiger?) turns out ok too. But its nice to know that my Mo likes you enough to try to eat your dinner. Does Scandel want a roommate to terrorize?
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