So the good news is the OTW's Gotcha-mom is definitely doing better. Her Gotcha-dad isn't too bad either. They have to keep giving him new bloods, 'cause he keeps losing the old bloods, and they think he may be leaking bloods somewhere they didn't think of since they got all the other leaks already. But they're going to check and keep giving him more bloods until they find it.
No news on the OTW's Mom's sister yet. My OTW says she thinks they're trying to decide about treatments that are yucky and won't give her much extra time, or skipping the yucky treatments and just having a good time before her time is up. My OTW's mom is staying for two months anyway.
But now we have other bad news. There's something really really really wrong with Grumpybutt. He smells really funny and he can't eat his Temptations!!! A squillion naps ago (ed. from OTW-last Saturday morning) he was trying to eat our bedtime Temptations and he just kinda slobbered all over them. My OTW didn't think much of it. We all just had colds and sometimes we don't want our Temptations when we're sick. Except Persephone. She's a piggie.
But the next bedtime Temptations-giving, he couldn't seem to eat them again. But he was TRYING to. He wasn't just sniffing and going away. So when my OTW got up, she got the Big One to hold Grumpybutt while she opened his mouth and looked inside. She said his teeth were yucky, yuckier than the last time she looked (even though we get Dentabite Temptations), so she said she'd call for an appointment with Dr Tara for him. Except she couldn't call right away, 'cause they were all closed up for that day. And the next day too, 'cause the humans were having a day where no one works, so she called the NEXT day. By that time, Grumpybutt couldn't eat his kibbles either, though he was TRYING. So she gave us all lots of gooshy foods.
And by now even Persephone didn't want his slobbered on Temptations. She just tried to bury them. The Vet's people said Dr Tara couldn't see him until a squillion naps (ed from OTW-the next Monday). She was kinda mad, 'cause she SAID he was sick. But they said there was no time for him. So she said ok.
Then another squillion naps later (ed from OTW-Thursday night) she saw he was all swollen and his mouth and paws were yucky, so she made the Big One hold him again, and looked again, but couldn't see anything but yucky teeth, but his gums were all white and swollen. But the Vets was closed already, so the Big One called in the morning, and he told them, no REALLY, Grumpybutt is SICK. He SMELLS sick. And the Big One knows, 'cause he used to help fix sick peoples when he was a peoples-cop. And they told him they still couldn't bring Grumpybutt in until the day they had the appointment, cause he had been eating already that day, and 'cause he's a geezer-kitty and they don't have any records for him so my OTW had to get the records from Whisper's old people if she could, and bring him in for his appointment. I guess they don't work weekends, even if somekitty is really Really REALLY sick.
The peoples keep having to wash his paws and mouth now, 'cause they're really gross and he keeps trying to clean them, but he just makes them worse, and the Big One says he's going to hack up a hairball if he has to smell that when Whisper's in the bed, and my OTW says he gets to sleep in the bed no matter how bad he smells, 'cause he's sick and upset, and the Big One is Whisper's Awesome Man so he said ok. And my OTW says also because the Big One can't say no to her. She pokes him when he says no. With her claws.
So now Grumpybutt is really Really REALLY sick and my OTW is really Really REALLY mad, 'cause Dr Tara's people don't seem to be taking it seriously, and we're so far north, there's nowhere else to take us really. And she's real Really REALLY worried that he's so sick, and he's a geezer-kitty, and she thinks it will probably be lots worse 'cause they wouldn't see him sooner.
The good thing is, he smells really Really REALLY bad, but he's not sleepier than usual, and he's still eating (gooshy foods) some and drinking lots, and still trying to eat his Temptations, and his eyes are bright, and he was still happy to get into the nip after he got his paws washed. And he's less grumpy than normal, especially with my OTW.
But Persephone and me....well, me, anyway, is staying out of his way and leaving him alone.
Could everycat please purr for him? I know he doesn't blog and he isn't really friends with me and Persephone, but he's not a bad cat, just grumpy. And my OTW and the Big One like him lots and don't want him to be sick or maybe even have to go to the Bridge, if he's REALLY sick.