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Last night a dj saved my life

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jun 2008, 2:14pm

Okay, not a dj, not my life, and maybe it wasn't saved, but it happened last night …

So, as semi-observant readers might recall, our older cat, Dickens, is a marvel of veterinary medicine and our disposable income. At seventeen-plus years, he's a cancer survivor, he's mostly beaten back diabetes, for one winter he lost almost all strength in his back legs (possibly a complication from the diabetes—he just dragged himself along) then suddenly got better, he has a near-permanent bladder infection due to a permanently distended bladder (also from the diabetes; his vet loves to show his x-rays to astonished students—it's as if we had bladders the size of basketballs), and he's had a few infections that have abscessed. And he's an indoor cat. Never adopt a barn cat.

Anyway, in the past year or so his metabolism seems to have sped up, making him insatiably hungry most of the time, where he'll eat till he throws up given the chance. He also eats as if he's in a Japanese hot dog eating contest. Ten seconds go by and he's just licking the bowl and looking for more. So, apart from his can of food each day, he gets an evening snack of some canned ham or turkey (we found out about all this when he'd occasionally become hypoglycemic and go into seizures). Last night, he got some canned turkey. Luckily I remained in the kitchen, getting ready to do the dishes. Suddenly he starts running around, making wheezing/sneezing noises. Fuck, he's choking. So I did my best to do a Heimlich on him. Eventually it all came up (as well as the contents of his bladder). I don't know if he would have managed to bring it up on his own, but he was definitely panicking like I'd never seen before. And about two minutes after that trauma was over, he was looking for food.

I hate and love that little fucker.
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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by Wolter » 25 Jun 2008, 2:18pm

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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by tepista » 25 Jun 2008, 2:19pm

Ok, back up a minute. When are the pancakes coming in the mail?
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jun 2008, 2:23pm

tepista wrote:Ok, back up a minute. When are the pancakes coming in the mail?
I also remember when the Simpsons were quotable … :cry:
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Post by SandraM » 25 Jun 2008, 4:01pm

I too am the co-owner of a seemingly indestructible cat. He's got a catalogue of medical problems but nothing stops him eating. He's been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a matter of weeks to live, that was over a year ago. He also had a problem with his bladder last year- it cost £700 to get him fixed and the itemised vets bill listed morphine and rohypnol. The little fiend had himself a right old party at our expense!

He also has an inability to bury his shit in the litter tray, which makes for a lovely start to the day. And he dribbles. Constantly. But I do love the small furry criminal.

Well done Dr M on your medical manoeuvres!
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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by Mimi » 25 Jun 2008, 4:02pm

Poor kitty.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jun 2008, 4:19pm

SandraM wrote:He also has an inability to bury his shit in the littler tray, which makes for a lovely start to the day. And he dribbles. Constantly. But I do love the small furry criminal.
Neither of our cats bury their shit, nor are they faithful to squatting in the box, which means they piss all over the floor by the box. So it's been moved to a most empty room with a concrete floor where I have a mop with a bucket of water and bleach, and scrub the floor a couple times a day. They know I'm all talk, no action about sending them to military school …
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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by 101Walterton » 25 Jun 2008, 5:20pm

I hate cats.

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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by JennyB » 25 Jun 2008, 6:14pm

Awww...poor kitty! You did good, Hooksy, you did good.
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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by Heston » 25 Jun 2008, 8:23pm

SandraM wrote:I too am the co-owner of a seemingly indestructible cat. He's got a catalogue of medical problems but nothing stops him eating. He's been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a matter of weeks to live, that was over a year ago. He also had a problem with his bladder last year- it cost £700 to get him fixed and the itemised vets bill listed morphine and rohypnol. The little fiend had himself a right old party at our expense!

He also has an inability to bury his shit in the litter tray, which makes for a lovely start to the day. And he dribbles. Constantly. But I do love the small furry criminal.

Well done Dr M on your medical manoeuvres!
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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by 101Walterton » 25 Jun 2008, 8:32pm

SandraM wrote:I too am the co-owner of a seemingly indestructible cat. He's got a catalogue of medical problems but nothing stops him eating. He's been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a matter of weeks to live, that was over a year ago. He also had a problem with his bladder last year- it cost £700 to get him fixed and the itemised vets bill listed morphine and rohypnol. The little fiend had himself a right old party at our expense!

He also has an inability to bury his shit in the litter tray, which makes for a lovely start to the day. And he dribbles. Constantly. But I do love the small furry criminal.

Well done Dr M on your medical manoeuvres!
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Hi Sandy didnt see you sneak in the cat flap !!! How have you been doing long time no post ????

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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by SandraM » 26 Jun 2008, 2:13am

Heston wrote:
Fuck me, is that Den Hegarty in your avatar? The man famous for adding backing vocals to The Sound of the Sinners?
Bullseye.
It is indeed. I'm going to see him (and Darts) play in London in July.

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Post by SandraM » 26 Jun 2008, 2:19am

101Walterton wrote: Hi Sandy didnt see you sneak in the cat flap !!! How have you been doing long time no post ????
Hello chuck, I'm fine & dandy, ta. Nice to be back! Hope you're well?

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Re: Last night a dj saved my life

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Jun 2008, 4:21am

SandraM wrote:
Heston wrote:
Fuck me, is that Den Hegarty in your avatar? The man famous for adding backing vocals to The Sound of the Sinners?
Bullseye.
It is indeed. I'm going to see him (and Darts) play in London in July.
Why, what did you do wrong ??

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