Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Joanie & Suki's trip to the hospital

I brought Joanie and Suki to the hospital today since Joanie's last pee was on Monday morning. The surgeon examined Joanie and said there is actually nothing much they could do except to observe her and....wait for her to pee. He also checked Suki and dewormed her.

Joanie had another blood test taken (this is now on a weekly basis to monitor her status) and it was "ok", "normal" for a cat who has gone through such a terrible ordeal. The results also show that there is still some infection inside her (from the white blood cell count), so the surgeon advised that she would have to go on antibiotics for a total of 4-6 weeks from the time of the surgery. It has only been 2 weeks.

Just before taking them back, the young vet came in and he too examined Joanie. Just as we laid her on the table, within minutes....yes, the miracle happened...
She pee-ed!
And a whole lot too.
Then, as I carried her to the sink to wash her up, I felt some poo coming out, and yes, she poo-ed as well!
The vet exclaimed, "Wow!! This is nice poo. I really like this poo!" It was very well-formed and certainly passed as "healthy poo". Any pee and poo from Joanie is always a welcome sight and smell!
We joked that perhaps it's the vet's voice that triggers the pee, or was it the aluminium top of the table? Or the gentle massaging that the vet had done?
We'll never know. I don't mind purchasing that table or recording the vet's voice if that's what helps Joanie to pee!
Just minutes ago, little Suki defecated, and guess what, along with the poo, was a 2 1/2 inch WORM!
Imagine this long worm had been living inside her tiny stomach for weeks...
Btw, the surgeon and the vet put Suki's age as anything between 3 to 5 weeks. I'd say she is about 4 weeks now.

1 comment:

Yen Ling said...

Suki seems to be excited. I am sure she is happy to go wherever Joanie goes. I laugh out loud at all her funny things she does. =)