This is Baby Mao's Mummy.
Unfortunately, Baby can't post tonight because he is spending the evening at the Vets.
It all started on Saturday - Baby Mao was out all day and wouldn't eat anything when he came in. This is not like the little porker at all - he usually eats me out of house and home, despite his diminutive appearance!
Sunday - he disappeared all day and I spent the day out searching for him. Finally he jumped over the wall having spent a lot of time asleep in next door's greenhouse.
He still wasn't eating or drinking so I syringed some water into his mouth which went down REALLY well with him! I have the scratches to prove it!
Today there was no improvement so I rushed him to our vet who is keeping him in on a drip tonight and running blood tests. She says he may just have had a cold because his throat seems tender and sore and his temperature is up slightly - the cold may have turned into an infection of some sort.
He kept making retching sounds at his food and licking his lips as though he had a nasty taste in his mouth! I have no idea why but I am sure the vets will find out what is wrong.
He howled all the way to the vets office and even more when we arrived. Somewhat amusingly, when the vet took his temperature, he - how can I put this - 'fluffed' and the most nauseating smell drifted throughout the entire building! It was really rather embarrassing!
The vet is confident that it is nothing serious, he isn't even two years old yet and is pretty healthy in all other respects.
I'll get the results tomorrow at 11:00 am but in the meantime, please purr for Baby Mao because I know he will be throwing the mother of all temper tantrums!!
I do hope the staff have strong stomachs when they clean his litter tray tomorrow!
I'll be sure to keep you all posted and will pass on all of your purrs and hugs.
Baby Mao's Mummy