Monday, 27 September 2010

More About Sylvester...

Well, we went back to the vet again today. It was decided that Sylvester does need an X-ray, as he might have a fractured pelvis (a hairline fracture) and the vet will also do something about an ulcer on his eye - we've been treating it with eyedrops, which has helped, but it's slow going... and, since Sylvester needs an anaesthetic anyway, it seems sensible to try and sort it out at the same time.

It sounds heartless, but I am wondering whether this is really the best thing for Sylvester. He is 17 years old (or thereabouts) and he found today's visit to the vet very traumatic. The previous emergency visits have been at night, when no-one else was around. Today we were surrounded by lots of people and very noisy dogs, and the poor cat seemed rather freaked out by the whole thing.

We go back to the vet tomorrow morning, when he'll be given the anaesthetic... I shall try and encourage Sylvester to eat a little before I have to make him go nil-by-mouth.

Thanks for the prayers and messages of support. Hopefully I'll have some good news tomorrow...


Larry Denninger said...

Poor kitty. I hope things go well for him (and for you too!)

Jane said...

Thank God for the news. Understand ecerything you say. Prayers to St. Francis continue, both for Sylvester and for you.

God bless,

Victoria Mildew said...

Apologies, I posted this on The Sensible Bond in error.
All God's creatures need prayers and cats in particular so for Sylvester
Heavenly Father,
Please help us in our time of need,
You have made us stewards of Sylvester.
If it is Your will, please restore him to health and strength.
I pray too for other animals in need.
May they be treated with the care and respect
deserving of all Your creation.
Blessed are You Lord God,
and holy is Your name for ever and ever,
(posted 20.55pm UK BST 27/9/2010)

Anonymous said...

Prayers that all goes well today for wee Sylvester and yourself.

Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

Poor Sylvester.
Hope it goes well; our pets really capture our's so difficult when they're ailing, no?

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