26 November 2017

Jack - Ripper?

Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK yowled. Our human ran to the MeowYard and saw Jack squatting in his litter-free litter box trying to urinate but only a drop came out. His urethra was blocked.

Our human contacted Jack's vet but unfortunately the clinic was closed that day. His vet is such a nice man and said that he will open his clinic just for Jack if we could make it there by a certain time.

Under anesthesia, a catheter was inserted in his urethra and urine flushed out from his turgid bladder.

On waking, an angry Jack ripped off the IV drip and tore off his e-collar. Quickly he was back on the surgery table, re-anesthesised and IV catheter secured with more tape and bandage.

This time, on waking, Jack was ferocious, hissed and fought so hard that the e-collar was destroyed and the reinforced IV ripped out. (Later we found out that he bit his forelimb to tear out the IV bandage, one claw was ripped out in the process and was bleeding in his tongue.)

Jack, a former feral, could not be hospitalised and had to be taken home. And back again he went on the surgery table to be anesthesised to remove IV and catheter in his urethra.

Our human is grateful and thankful to Jack's vet for being so nice, patient and understanding. The good doctor helped carry Jack to the car in the pouring rain. Both doctor and our human were drenched. 

16 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMC Cap'n... your feral ways may prove a growl too far! Sending POTP to you dear old fellow - but do try and give your human a little less to worry about. You are so blessed to be loved and cared for this way!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

WE are all purring for you Cap'n Jack. Feel all better soon!

Annie Bear said...

Oh, poor Jack! He was so scared. Your vet is very kind to open his office and to help him. I hope he's doing much better. We send him gentle hugs.

Marg said...

Oh no, poor Jack. He just didn't know what was going on. He is a tough one. Sure hope he is all right now. Sending lots of good thoughts to both of you.

Mickey's Musings said...
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Mickey's Musings said...

Oh noes!!
We purr that after all this Jack will feel better.
You do have a good Vet.
We send lots of purrs to Jack and hope he will recover.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Katie Isabella said...

Jack...I am hoping and praying you will be alright. I am so sorry you were in such pain and so afraid. ALL my love dear Captain Jack.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What an understanding vet but the poor kitty. He must have been terrified! Hope he will be okay and won't have any lingering problems from all that.

Jacqueline said...

So very sorry to hear this, wishing the best for your Jack...Sending prayers, purrs and love your way...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

The Church Cat Family said...

Poor Jack..what an ordeal for that poor kitty and for you and the vet, too. So glad he was able to tend to him, though. What a time..you have our heartfelt purrs and prayers. ~ Chopin, Bridgie and mom Julie xx

Brian said...

Oh Jack pal, I'm so sorry you are going through this and we're all sending purrs and prayers your way.

Jimmy Lee said...

How is he now, is he better now?

Katie Isabella said...

Captain Jack..please tell us how you are?
Love and purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

poor Captain Jack, what an awful ordeal! Poor baby! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Mary McNeil said...

Oh Jack ! Purrayers and POTP that you can feel better soon ! And purrayers for your Mom & your vet too ! Hard to believe they are trying to help you when you are scared and in pain!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Poor Jack. I will be praying he recovers.