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Monday, 9 June 2008

Baby Mao is at the Vets

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.

Yours appreciatively,



Baby Mao's Mummy

40 comments:

Kelly Cat said...

It almost sounds as though Baby Mao got into something that didn't agree with him. We're sending vibes that whatever it is passes quickly.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Baby Mao, we are purrring and sending healing vibes for you to get over whatever you have quickly! Purrrrrrrs, purrrrrrrrrs, purrrrrrrrrrrrs and (((((hugs)))))), from us to you!!
Your FL furiends,

Daisy said...

Oh no! Poor Baby Mao! I am going to purr and purr for the little stinky fellow. I hope he gets better right away.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh Baby Mao!!! You poor thing. I'm glad you're with the vets I know what you mean about just not being hungry if you don't feel well. Infections stink (but not as bad as your litter box I'm sure). I'm singing my loudest purrs over your way!!

Kaze

Monty Q. Kat said...

What is going around the blogosphere lately? First Eric and now Baby Mao...:(

Get well Nao Baby Mao!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Baby Mao, You have to get well. So do whatever the vet tells you and let mom dose you with medications if necessary. But you stop worrying your mom, okay?

purrs and wagging tails

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh Baby Mao, you get all better soon. Do whatever the VET says so you can be back home forcing your cuteness onto Yao-lin. Many healing purrs coming your way.

Bendrix thinks you should stink up the whole VETs office while you're there so they'll always remember you.

HotMBC said...

We're sending lots and lotsa healin purrs to yoo Baby Mao! We hopes yoo feel better FAST!
We're sending yore fambly purrs too :)
Alla Us Hotties

Parker said...

Oh please tell Baby Mao that we hope he'll be right as rain in no time!
And tell Yao that we know how much he must miss his brother!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Mummy, we are all hoping that Baby Mao gets over this really quickly, and that perhaps it is just a cold as you mentioned or maybe just an upset tummy from eating something that he shouldn't have. I am sending prayers and Sabrina, Sam and Simon are sending purrs.
Momma Jan

The Meezers said...

oh baby Mao, we is so sorry you is sick! we is sending purrss for you.

oh, and by the way, excellent use of your pooting skills

The Crew said...

Baby Mao, you must get well! We'll start purrin' immediately.

The Crew

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, Baby Mao! We is purring hard fur yoo. Hope you din't eat something bad in da naybors greenhouse! Some beans are careless wif poisons...

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh NO! Baby Mao, I am purring and purraying that you get better quickly! You know Yao-lin can't stand a minute without you home!

Tyler said...

Poor Baby, I hope he feels better right away. I'm relieved that the vet doesn't thinnk it's anything serious. Still, it's hard to be away from home at the vets overnight.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh no, little BM! I hope the v-e-t founds out what's wrong with you and makes you all better soon. And don't worry about stinking up the v-e-t's office. They deserve it, as we all know. I'm sending you purrs and furs.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Furry Kids said...

We are purring and purraying for you, Baby Mao!

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Hopefully it's just something he ate. You know how those babies are!

Laila

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh poor Baby Mao! I hope he is okay!

Victor Tabbycat said...

I's sure Baby Mao will be home soon, feelin all better. He'll be so glad to see you then, too!
Bonnie spent the nite at the e-vet once fur not eatin, an she lunged at anyone walking near her cage, dislodged her IV, an basically let efurryone know they had an Attack Tabby in-house. Yet the invoice said at the furry bottom, "Bonnie was a very good girl". Ha!!!
Healin purrs an ankle rubs!

Team Tabby said...

We're purring for Baby Mao. If all he does is fluff up the vet office and there is nothing serious, then we will be relieved. Hope he's feeling better soon

Mindy & Moe

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're hoping Baby Mao didn't get into something he shouldn't have in that greenhouse.

Sending healing purrrrss & puurryers to Baby Mao and the rest of the family.

Fat Eric said...

Poor Baby Mao! Hope you feel much better soon.

Lux said...

O dear - I'm purring like crazy! Ninna did that one time, too - that licking her lips and not eating. The vet put her on fluids and when she came home she was fine.

Annie Mosaic Cat said...

OH Well THIS will just not do (doo doo! HA!)
This is not fun for anyone, most especially the cage cleaners at the vets, as well as the other overnight lodgers.
I will be sure to check back tomorrow for the happy update.

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, poor Baby Mao! We Ballicai will purr and purr and purr fur him -- we hope he gets bettur furry, furry soon!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and all the Ballicai!

Eric and Flynn said...

Baby Mao, we hope you get better very soon, We are sending purrs to help.

Colby and Cheddar said...

Maybe Baby Mao had to get the stinky stuff out of his system before he could feel better! It's okay, vets is used to dat stuff cause cats don't like vets and so we save it all up for them! heehee.

We hope his cold/stomach thing gets better soon!

jenianddean said...

Sending Baby Mao purrs and prayers...stinky ones!! :)

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Max said...

I hope the little dooood is all right and comes home tomorrow. Who else is gonna track poop through the blogosphere?

Kavan said...

My stinky friend, I'm really purring for you!

Kavan

Camie's Kitties said...

We are purring for you Baby Mao. We hope that you just ate something that didn't agree with your tummy. Feel better soon.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

michico*Adan said...

I am purring and praying for Baby Mao!
Hoping he is doing ok!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Baby Mao, I'm sorry you are feeling so terrible and I've been away so long. I'll be purring for you.

On another note, I am highly impressed by how well you "fluff". Altho I may or may not be ladylike, I'd like to learn that pawesome skill, I can think of a bothersome bro who I'd like to keep away from me from time to time...

Get well, my meezer furriend!!

~Casey

Ramses said...

Dear Baby Mao's Mummy, have you checked to see if You-Lin dared Baby Mao to eat something really yucky? I suspect that may well be the truth behind this and that as soon as it has passed through him and into the nearest hazardous waste disposal site all will be well! ;) Do the vets staff have their HazMat suits on and breathing apparatus? If not maybe you should issue and Island wide warning to make sure it's sealed off from the Main Land until the noxious substance is contained and properly disposed of... ;)

We shall purr that Baby Mao and the vets staff get past this upsetting situation fast as D'boy is heading to the Island in just 2 weeks time!

Purrs,
Ramses

goldenshade said...

I wonder if he ate something wierd outside?

Hope he is feeling better soon!

Purrs, Shade and Goldie

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh no! Poor Baby Mao. :( We are purring and praying hard for him!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Poor Baby Mao! I hope you have a good update today.

PB & J said...

Sounds like he might have eaten something that didn't agree with him! We hope that the vet figures it out and gets him all better soon! We're sending tons of purrs his way.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for Baby Mao. We hope he feels better soon.