Monday, December 25, 2006

Surgery for Angus?

Here we go, almost done with the beading on those big swirly things - just have part of the last one to do now, and then on to the trees!!

Angus was catheterized yet again today. He still is not urinating on his own and the vet says his urethra remains inflamed. She feels he is a good candidate for a surgery called P.U. I have to call tomorrow and see if I can reach a surgeon there to get more info. This is very scary. I found a website here that in some parts sounds like they are writing about Angus. Near the bottom they describe the surgery. He will be a eunich who runs the risk of infections for life after surgery... but, if all stays as it is now he is not voiding. There are many risks with constant catheters as well.... Angus needs prayers right now. I feared she was going to suggest putting him down today. The vet tech sounded worried and took my number for the doctor to call me. Mike and I both looked at each other and wanted to bust into tears. I feel such a responsibility towards my cat, and this will get much more expensive... but I can't walk away from him, as long as he has a good shot with surgery...

Merry Christmas to everyone! We brought my 13 year old niece with us to breakfast at my MIL's, and then the day was our own. Tomorrow my brother is going to bring our 15 year old niece up to visit, and I think Mike arranged with my SIL for us to keep them until Thursday. Yay!! I got some wonderful gifs - Gingher Cheetah 4" embroidery scissors, a beautiful sweater, DKNY Be Delicious cologne, plenty of body wash & lotion, Yankee Candle (Christmas Cookie), another huge DVD rack (my fourth) and even some DVDs ( The Devil Wears Prada and Ice Age: The Meltdown), gift cards... so many nice things. And, lots of nice gifts from stitching friends! I hope to photograph it all tomorrow to share! Wow, I am spoilt this year!!!

50F and clear on Christmas Day in New England??!! Wow! Loved it!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Mystery IX

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Carol!

Oh I am so sorry about your kitty!! What you are describing is basically what they did for our little Blossom. The urethra was moved to a different location as some of it had to be removed and they created a new opening for her. She has done so well though since having it done and it has been about 3-4 years ago. With proper diet, and maybe antibiotics occasionally, you should be able to manage this for Angus. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time!! Debby

KarenV said...

{{{{Hugs}}}} for you and Angus - you are in my thoughts.

Little Grey Cat said...

Was so hoping to hear good news today about Angus :o(

((((BIG HUGS)))) for you all.

zohrah said...

Lots of hugs Carol :)

I was hoping for good news for Angus...coming home and all snuggle up with the rest of the family.

Anonymous said...

I will certainly keep Angus in my thoughts. As a kitty mother myself, I can understand how you don't want to give up on him. Hopefully the surgery will do the trick and you can have many more years with your furbaby.

Barbara said...

We just watched Ice Age: The Meltdown last night and we laughed like hyenas!

I am very sorry to hear about Angus' continuing medical problems. It's really difficult to decide where the line is when it comes to pet health care (and bills) or if there even is a line. I wish you and Mike peace in a troubling time.

Anonymous said...

{{{{Carol and Angus}}}} I shall continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers

Lauren said...

Poor Angus! I'm keeping him in my thoughts. Hopefully he can come home soon!

Anonymous said...

Sending good vibes and thougth for your cat, for you and your husband. Hopefully 2007 will be happier for you all than the last days of 2006...enjoy these days with your nieces and already a happy New Year! Ann.

Anonymous said...

(((Carol))) ... Will keep you & Angus in my thoughts today. I sure hope everything turns out ok.

The Queen's Stitch said...

Poor Angus. I hope the surgery makes him as good as new. Best wishes from our furfamily to yours.

Michelle said...

Prayers for Angus. And big hugs for you!

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry to hear Angus is still having problems, I had hoped he would be feeling better by now. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and hope that he does better soon, and that the surgery if needed can help him. Mystery is so pretty, I love watching your progress. However, it is so detailed I don't think I would be able to do it. Hope you have a good rest of the holidays, sounds like you got some fun presents.
Sue

Anonymous said...

It must be hard to focus on your stitching right now.

Joanie said...

Oh, poor Angus! I am keeping you and Mike and the poor kitty in my prayers!!!! (((HUGS)))

Please tell Mike the Cheetahs came in today's mail and I got the same movies you did for Christmas too! I love Ice Age...especially that squirrel chasing the acorn...TOO FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

Carol sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! I am sorry that there is no good news for Angus yet-I hope everyday when I click on your site you will have some good news to share. Hopefully soon....

Anonymous said...

Carol, that last annymous comment was from me

Anonymous said...

Angus is in my prayers. Good thoughts and wishes for him to get throught this difficult time.
I check your blog everyday for his update.
Shirley, Connecticut

Cathy said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Carol. Wishing you all the best in 2007. Perhaps you will be adding more scissors to your collection in 2007! :)

So sorry to hear about Angus! Hoping to hear good news soon!

Mary said...

Carol, I will keep Angus in my prayers. I hope his surgery goes well.
We aren't sure what is wrong with my Molly yet. But she is in good hands at the vet hospital and with hope and prayers, she will come home soon.
Let us know how Angus does. I know how hard it is to see our fur babies not feeling well and not being able to fix the problem ourselves.
Hugs!!!
Mary

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!

So sorry to hear about poor Angus. I hope he gets better *hugs*