Sunday, September 09, 2007

More Purrayers needed

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.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Jack and Persephone,
Our whole family will purr really hard for your Grumpy cat. We hope Dr. Tara knows what to do and that he can feel better soon.

Lots of Purrs and Hugs,

PS Persephone, check your pmail.

Astrid (…and the kitties too) said...

we are purraying for your grumpy cat that he'll be fine again soon.
we are sorry that he isn't feeling well and that your beans have to wait so long to see the vet. Can't understand why the vet won't take him earlier if he is really really not feeling well!

purrrs, Kashim & Othello

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Prayers are being said for Grumpybutt, and purrs are being sent his way. What a horrible vet not to let you bring him in when he's sick!

Also praying for the humans in your family who needs prayers.

Samantha & Mom said...

Jack and Persephone, we are purrraying for your grumpy cat to get better. We don't like it when kitties don't feel good! Silly vet not to see him when he's really not feeling good.
Your FL furiends,

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

We are all praying and purr-raying for Grumpybutt to hurry up and get to the vet. Baby food (the kind without onions) works real well if they can't chew.
Prayers to the rest of your family...
ML (Mary Lynn)
pee ess: Hi hansome boyfriendcat Jack... purrs, KC

Hot(M)BC said...

We are purring really really hard for Grumpy cat. And for yore beans that are sick too. We purr hard that they all feel better furry soon!
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

The Meezers or Billy said...

ooooooooooooooo if we could go poop on Dr Tara's pillows we would - it's not fair that they cann't make 5 minutes available to take him in. that's just NOT RIGHT.

We is purrrring hard that Grumpybutt is ok. and we is purring for your beans too.

Tiger Lily said...

I'm so sorry about Grumpybutt. We'll purray for you all.

It makes me really angry when the vet's people won't take our people seriously. My vet is really nice but my Mom doesn't like at all the people who answer the phone and take our green papers. Usually it turns out that the phone person never even checked with the vet to see if an exception could be made.

On the other hand, I'm really glad your OTW's Gotcha-mom is so much better and that her Gotcha-dad is showing improvement too. It sounds as if they're in good hands.

Smeagol and Strider, Mystery (Sunnin' at the Bridge) and Gizmo too! said...

We're purrin' and purrayin' hard for Grumpybutt to feel better. We don't understand that v-e-t either, not seein' him right away.

We're also purrin' and purrayin' for the beans in your family.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We'z gonna purr and purray furry hard fur Grumpy cat. Dat is a furry bad vet not to see a sick old cat effun da next day. Sheesh, moms sisfur lives in da middle of da woods in da Upper Peninsula of Michigan and der vet is far away and he will get up in da middle of da night to see a furry sick old kitty if he hasta. Gess some vets is fur sick kitties and some is fur da money...

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh dear oh dear what a sad and awful state of affairs. I am sending purrs for all of you! x

Anonymous said...

Clyde and I will be purring very hard.

Fat Eric said...

Oh Jack, we are sorry to hear about Grumpybutt. Stupid vet! Hope he gets some medicine soon and is able to feel better. My mum says she would be furry cross with our vet if I was really sick and he wouldn't see me. Sending purrs.

The Furry Fighter said...

many purrs for grumpy! sounds like he has a very very bad toothache! i had that when i was a youngster and had to have my toothies removed! i still got my fangs though :)
many good wishes for grumpy xxxx

Parker said...

We will purr and pray very very hard.

Anonymous said...

We're purrrrrrrrrrring and praying hard for Grumpybutt!!

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dear jack & sephone! we are purring an' purrraying like mad for poor grumpybutt an' yer whole fambly. our mom sez he's prolly got a drefful infection from his teefs, an' that dr tara oughtta be flayed wif a dull butterknife for not urgin' your otw to bring him right on down!!

(soft grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!) xena
(soft grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!) cocoa

howefurr, we are glad to hear the better news about the otw's bean fambly, an' hopes they find what the gotcha dad's problem is, so it gets fixed all better! purrs an' purrayers on that, too!

Mickey's Musings said...

Grumpybutt is an emergency.What if you just showed up at the vet place. No kitty should suffer and all the appointments before him can't be emergencies.I'm sure those kitties would understand,and let Grumpybutt go first,I know I would give up an appointment for a sick Kitty!

Daisy said...

Any cat in your family is a friend of mine, so I am purring and purring for poor old Grumpybutt. I am very MAD that Dr. Tara's office will not let him come in right away. Hang in there, Whisper!

I am also purring for your family, and especially your great-auntie.

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...


We think we would camp out in the vet's waiting room. He sounds really sick.

Mr. Hendrix said...

we're purring and praying for Whispter. It must be so frustrating for your beans to have such a stoopid vet's office to deal with. I hope someone poops on them.
I hope Dr. Tara knows what is going on, and you may suggest she find someone for the front desk who isnt a complete moron and will let you bring an obviously sick cat in.
Most importantly, we are sending very good healing thoughts to Whisper. We know how important he is to you all. There is nothing wrong with being grumpy, especially when one steals snuggles in the dark...(((big hugs to you all))) keep us posted when you can.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We wish Whisper the best and will send lots of positive energy and purrs. It is outrageous that the vet can't make time for him.

We also hope your OTW's family continues to feel better.

Love and purrs,

Victor Tabbycat said...

Poor Grumpybutt! Mom would be pretty hissed off if our vet couldn't take one of us rite away an we was so sick. She'd beg to leaf us there to fit in between pointments or if there's a cancellation. But then they'd charge fur boreding an stayin there is 20 kinds of un-fun. Hope the wait doesn't make fings worsed.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Oh dear oh dear oh dear, we hope that all the OTW's family will be getting better and better. We purrz for them.

We are also purring hard for Grumpybutt that he will be ok and can see a vet asap!!

~Donny, Marie, Casey

The Crew said...

It sounds like an abcess or some infection that's draining.

Isn't there anyone else you can see or is that the only VET around? I don't think much of their emergency policy.

If you can't find anyone else to see him, show up and camp out in the waiting room until they can find 5 minutes to look at him. Then when this is over with, find another VET. There's no excuse for turning away an emergency!!

LZ said...

Oh we'll purr purr for him! I hope things go well at the VET's today. It must be so frustrating only having one option.


Mr. Hendrix said...

Just checking in. I know you are having a rough time, but I want you to know that I gave you an award on my site. I think you deserve it for all the hard work you do.
I'll keep checking in on Whisper. Big purrs for good news.