8/07/2007

Tuesday Still Sick

Well gang, it has been a crazy week here. I'd not been feeling up to snuff early last week. I bomited once and my litterbox droppings (usually done so routinely you could set your watch by them) were not good. So, Thursday I went to the VET. I had got my temp taken, had my tummy squeezed, but worst of all, I got my tushy "expressed." Kitties, you don't ever want that.

I am not a well behaved kitty at the VET. My evil alter Bendrix has notches on the window sill of the VETs and VETtechs he has scarred. When we heard that after all the above, I would get my blood stolen, get shot in the tushy, we both teamed up and went bonkers. Finally the VET asked mommy if she'd be OK with me getting "gassed." What!?! She said "yes!" I said "%#@&^!" then zzzzzzzzzzzzz

I woke up in my PTU. So, from now on, when I go to the VET, they will immediately give me a shot of gas to make me sleep. How fair is that? I say "hey there VET guy, take it like a man. Man-o E-Man-o"

Turns out my IBS flaired up and I was "backed up" even with the Laxitone every other day. I also have a bladder infection. I have to take pills for 10 days. Bendrix & I have taken to scarring mommy and daddy when it is pill time. I think Grr would be proud. They look like they've wrestled rose bushes. snicker.

This is me telling Mini Me all about it.



Hendrix's mommy here: Yup, It has gotten to the point where Hendrix has to be gassed to be at the VET. The doctor says there are a handful of cats they do that for. It is better because they sleep through the whole thing which is safer and less stressful for all concerned especially Hendrix. He'd only be out for a few minutes and would wake up in his carrier. I wish I'd known they could do that, I would have requested it. I really think this is best for him.
Along with him being sick & us working, we had a surprise 30th birthday for my brother Sat. It went great and Hendrix got a lot of nice attention. He spent most of the time upstairs in his safe room (with the door open so he would be less stressed) but he likes people telling him how handsome he is.
He is still not feeling like himself so any nice thoughts you could send his way would be great.


Our purrs and prayers are with our friend Monty Q's family and his BabyBean who was burned really bad. Thank you for the graphic Skeezix.

33 comments:

Number 1 Man Dog said...

Hey Mr Hendrix, you go kitty,show them who the real boss is....They put that tight thing around my mouth so I can't express how I feel about the vet..

Number 1 Man Dog said...

I want to say to you Mr Hendrix That I do hope you feel better soon,hang in there buddy,here is a BIG WOOFIE HUG coming your way from ME ( Boogie)

Dragonheart said...

Poor Hendrix. :( I'm sorry to hear you are sick. *hugs* I hope you feel better soon! I'm sending lots of healing purrs your way.

Gemini said...

Good thoughts Hendrix! I hope you feel better soon. That sounds like an icky vet trip...

Benjamin Fuzz said...

ibs is not fun. i'm sorry it's flared up recently.

it is kind of cool that you can take a little nap while the v-e-t does vetly things...you don't have to be awake for any of it, and you know you can trust your mom to make sure you're well-taken care of.

love
ben fuzz
lucy fur
mom toni

Riley & Tiki said...

We are sorry you are sick. We hope you feel better soon.

jane said...

Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I hope you get well soon Hendrix (and Bendrix)

The Meezers said...

Hendrix, if you had mixed peeing on the v-e-t and the v-e-t techs, that would haf been AWSOME!!!

we hopes you start feeling better soon buddy!

Caesar and Princess said...

Well, Hendrix... sometimes you just have to take care of that alter ego... Bendrix is an entertaining fellow and really keeps your life exciting.. but, there are those days.

we hope you are feeling better. It is good to have your beans look like they have been wrestling with rosebushes, we have to agree.


we hope you are feeling perfectly perky very soon. Rest up dear friend

Purrs and headbutts, C + P

Daisy said...

Oh Hendrix, I am very sorry that you are not feeling good. The gas sounds like a fun way to get through the visit though! Please feel better soon. Do you think you would like your medicine better if you got to take it in Pill Pockets?

Karen Jo said...

I hope you start feeling better very soon, Hendix. You are one tough kitty to have to be gassed at the vet's. Try to be a good kitty and take your medicine, so you can get all better. I also hope that Monty Q's Beanbaby gets well soon.

Anita said...

Dear Hendrix, I hope that you recover soon.

A lot of purrrsssssssssssss and sandspaper kisses.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We hopes you're feelin' better soon, Hendrix!! We're gonna post about our recent v-e-t visit soon, but basically Smeagol's evil alter ego Gollum sounds a lot like Bendrix.

Thank you for the kind thoughts, purrs and purrayers for our Uncle Rocky and our family. Grandma and Grandpa still have one woofie and one kitty, but Aunt Tippy and Uncle Rocky were the ones who always wanted to be near them all the time, so it's a definite change.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

ah. hendrix, I knew something was up cos I hadn't heard from you in a while! I am glad to hear you gave your humans and the vets a good talking to! You have my respect my friend! ha ha I am sorry you have to be gassed now when you visit the vets but its for the human's safety I suppose. Take it as a badge of pride - you are such a bad ass kitty they have to knock you out! awesome! he he Hope your IBS is better soon, or at least not uncomfortable xxx

William said...

Hendrix, I could sense something going on because we're twins. I'd be glad to take on some of that nastiness for you if I could. Get better very soon!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Hendrix we are sorry that you are not feeling good. Maybe your mom and dad can get pill pockets so you do not have to shred them at medicine time. We do not like the v-e-t either.:(

zevo calamari said...

hi- my pet human is a veterinary acupuncturist and she suggested that mr hendrix should try a probiotic called PB8 at least once a day. It is for humans but cats can take it too. One third the human dose at least 2 hours after the antibiotics.

Also for IBS make sure to avoid all foods that contain wheat, corn or soy!

hope you feel better soon,

Peach Man said...

Wow Hendrix! You have had such bad week (except for the party people tellin' you how handsome you are!). You should try the probiotics that zevo calamari suggested. Mama has IBS off and on (when she is stressed out--so see, the gas is probably good for you) and thinks probiotics help. Good thing you are a kitty and won't have to drink gallons of peppermint tea like Mama. Yuck! Feel better soon bud.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh dear Hendrix, it seems like you have been having a hard time. I hope you start to feel better soon.

I hope Bendrix isn't too hard on your beans : )

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, Mr. Hendrix! I'm so sorry to hear you've been feelin' poorly. IBS sure ain't no fun. Me and my sisturs will be purrin' fur you and hopin' that you feel bettur soon.

And yeah, goin' to the vet ain't no fun! Hang in there, my furriend!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Henry Helton said...

My Lady says that I am very good when I have to go to the vet. I still don't like it though. I hope you feel better soon.

Blackie said...

Hendrix, I'm sorry to heer yore not feeling well. I had a bladder infekshun too and I bit the Lady's finger efurry time she shuved the stoopid bloo pills in mine mouf. She finally pownded them into powder and mixed it wiff mine stinky goodness and I ate it all up. The next time I had liquid Clavamox and she mixed it wiff the stinky goodness. When Bebe had hiz bladder infekshun, the Lady had to sqwirt it in hiz mouf since he duzn't like stinky goodness. I hope the medy-sin werks and yu feel better soon.

Ali & Fiona said...
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Ali & Fiona said...

We hope you get better very soon! We are sure that you could learn the tricks we do, as long as your momma gives you treats.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Poor Hendrix, they keep thretening to do dat to Zippy. Fur a 6 pound kitty she turns into a feroshus lion. Sorry yoor tummy is so yucky, hope it gets better.

Tara said...

Wow, getting gassed? That sounds cool!

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and have to take those pills, be careful, you Mom might try the pink burrito trick on you!

Mom hasn't tried the prescription foods, so far she's been lucky with her own concoctions.

Tara

Samantha & Tigger said...

We hope you feel better Mr. Hendrix and Tigger says he understands "expressed". Vet did it to him this week, too and I don't want to know. They gassed you? It sounds awful, but it was probably better for the vet people. So glad you have mimi me to talk, too.
Your FL furiends,

Yoggie said...

I hope you are better soon!

poppyq said...

Mr hendrix,
Sounds like that vet has figured out a good plan for you. I hope you feel better soon and your tummy is back to normal. IBS is no fun - no sirree!!

May all your motions be firm and pass freely.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Oh we are sorry to hear that you've not been feeling well lately.
We hope you are feeling better soon.
sending some purrrrrs and hugs
Kashim & Othellof

The Furry Kids said...

I'm sorry to hear that your were having some 'tocks trouble. I've been there myself. Hopefully, you'll be feeling better soon.

~Titus

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh Hendrix and Bendrix, IBS is NO fun. I hope you feel better really soon. We'll all send you lots of purrs to feel better fast.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Mini, Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Gree and Pepi

Kelly Cat said...

Ugh, that whole v*t visit sounds like it was no fun at all. Hope you're doing better now and that you won't have to go back there for a good long time.