Monday, July 20, 2009

Rusty News

Hi, this is Rusty's Mom. I know we haven't been blogging much lately, but it's been a really busy summer for us.

I wanted to let everyone know that Rusty is at the Animal Hospital after I took him in yesterday when he got constipated and was unable to easily have a bowel movement. The vet x-rayed him and said that yes, he did have a few poop balls stuck in his intestine and that they would give him an enema or two (poor Rusty) and keep him overnight. I just got an update, they told me that he did have a bowel movement last night, but they still feel that he hadn't gone enough yet, so they gave the poor boy another enema and they're keeping him for awhile longer to monitor him. The vet also told me that she saw something else in his x-ray that she thought was just a loop in his intestine near his stomach, but she wasn't sure until she saw the followup x-rays to see if it moves along. So, no word on that yet, but they said he's doing fine and eating well. So, everyone say a quick prayer that everything comes out all right (literally) and that Rusty can come home this afternoon and is fine.

Interestingly, the vet told me that I should give him Petromalt on a daily basis just to help keep things moving along in the future so they don't get stuck again. I plan to do that. He likes Petromalt and thinks it's a treat.

So, that's it on Rusty for now. I'll keep you all updated.

-Rusty's Mom

10 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh Rusty! We hope you're okay and you'll be able to come home today. Older kitties do have a tendency to get constipated so it's a good thing your mom will give you the petromalt...and good that you like it! We'll be purring for you and will wait for an update from you....

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for you Rusty and hope you can come home today. I have to have Katalax (probably similar) put on my paw every day to stop me getting bunged up. I have had pooping problems since I was little. I had to have enemas last year too, but they didn't work for me. I'm okay now though.
Eric
purrrrring for poops.

The Monkeys said...

We're purring big purrs for you, Rusty! Enemas don't sound like much fun and we hope you're home and comfy later today.

pughy said...

Purring realy hard for you Rusty. I hope they get you sorted and that the next xray is good news. An enema sounds awful poor you having two.
Get well and come home soon..


Hugs GJ x

Angel and Kirby said...

We are purring for Rusty. WE hope he was able to some home today .

Fat Eric said...

Hope you get to come home soon Rusty. Purrs for everything to keep moving, if you know what I mean!

Parker said...

I hope Rusty is home by now - That malt stuff is pretty good - Puff loves it!
Smoochies to Rusty - please give him my best!

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, Rusty. Please hurry and get well!

Milo and Alfie said...

We are so sorry to hear poor Rusty has been poorly. Get well soon big guy!

Amy said...

I am a few days behind but I hope that Rusty is doing better (I haven't read ahead yet) and things get moving for him. We had a problem with Kirzon where he at a hairband and we had to have him xray'd daily to make sure it was moving. I am sure things will get going soon!