Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Definitely Got Hit With The Ugly Stick

He was always the ugly one. Can you guess which is Piggy? My mom didn't take this picture. It was sent by his breeder when he was a three and a half weeks old.


It's Grover. Listen, my mom's having a hard time writing here these days, though she's reading all your blogs and loving it! So I guess it's up to me to fill you in a little bit.

I still love on Piggy (Oh, behave!) but not to the extent I was, because he still smells like potato-mushroom casserole and I'm tried of holding my wee nose. However, I DO still eat by him and sit by him and play with him (A LOT! He's skinny now so I can really kick his butt!). I sometimes still clean him and stuff, too. I love him now. I can't help it. But I don't snuggle him much anymore. What, you think that's mean? Harrumph! Whose side are you on anyway?!

Piggy, though acting like his stinky self most of the time, eats and eats and eats, throws up every few days, cries in the litter box and is down to 10.8 lbs. When his heart goes wonky he gets very quiet and sleeps very deeply. But, mostly, he acts totally normal and crazy and is being his funny and bratty self, as usual. He still waits by the door for Vito to come home and meows loudly when he hears someone go by our apartment door...missing is awful.

He goes to the vet on Saturday. The vet is thinking one of 3 things...that his thyroid, which has always been fine, is now not doing it's job (easily remedied by meds); or, the Prednisolone may have turned him diabetic, in which case we'll have to stop that drug and try another (which he said isn't as good, but worth a try); or, that the IBD has progressed and/or morphed into whatever kind of cancer it morphs into. So, for now, just blood work. Anyway, Piggy can't go under anesthesia because of his wonky, malformed/arrhythmiactic (is that a word?) heart, so it's not like we can do exploratory surgery or anything - hell, they won't even clean his teeth, which is upsetting to us, but less upsetting than him dying from anesthesia, which his Cardiologist said will definitely happen.

So, that's where we are at. We will keep you all posted. We love you!


(The one who is never sick and always smells fresh and is getting a bit tired of all the tears around here...)


SuziQCat said...

Those kittens are super cute...I guess Piggy is the one in the left with his eyes partly closed.

Sorry to hear he is still having some health issues. Sending purrs that the vets can figure it out and help him.

Grover, are we going to see some of your baby pics too? I bet you were super cute.

Mochy said...

I think you are the handsomest boy whatever anyone says! I hope you are feeling better soon, and that wahtever is hurting you is something simple that can be fixed.
Yrs friend

The Creek Cats said...

Hmm.....We're guessing the one all the way to the left is Piggy.

Sorry to hear Piggy is still having some trouble. We purray whatever the vet finds, it is easily treatable!

Busby and Raymond said...

Grover, thanks for the update, we miss you guys and are always happy to see a post from you. Like our friend Mochy, we hope that whatever is going on with Pig can be fixed easily and he can go on being his stinky mushroom/potato self. xoxo

CHo Meir said...

we Meir Cats are always thinking of Piggy (and you too, Grover). Wonky hearts can be a pain along with IBD, but we enjoy the company and the time we have together. Have a good vet visit and we wish you well.

We think Piggy is the one on the far right.

Junior and Orion said...

We are glad to hear that Piggy is doing well, for the most part. We will purr that this is an easily fixable problem. Please snuggle him Grover....he misses Vito and feeling bad is never fun. Also, you must snuggle your Mom. With Vito gone and Piggy sickly, her heart must be hurting. It is up to you to help her feel as good as you can. We know it is alot of work, but we are certain you can handle it.

Hugs, Junior, Orion and Meowm

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh my, I just want to smooch him and inhale his casserole scent...I have a cute kitten pix of Disco and his littermates before I got him and you can tell it's him, just like with Piggy!

We are glad Grover is helping you through this rough time, in his own special way.

We will wait patiently, like we always do, to hear from you and how Piggy's labwork turns out. Call our mewmie if you need to talk...

A Few Good Cats said...

We didn't see any ugly kittens so we can't make a guess as to who is who.

Poor Piggy... all you can do is love him and take good care of him (and yourself) and above all, make every day count.

Daisy said...

Thanks for the update, Grover! You are a good reporter. I guessed Piggy is all the way on the right? Sending purrs for Piggy!

Kaz's Cats said...

Grover, We're sorry that Piggy is not feeling so good. It's great that you are hanging out with him, but our hearts break that he is still missing Vito so much. Sending gentle purrs to help him heal, 'cos we want him to be happy and as healthy as possible hanging out with you guys,


Gypsy & Tasha with Karen (Mum)

The Meezers and Billy said...

piggy's litter was sooper cute! we think Piggy is the one standing up. but we can't be shur.

Grover, you're being a good boy to still love on Piggy - missing is a terrible thing and we are shur that you're helping him get over it. are you loving on your mom too? she's still missing Vito too and needs purrsss.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Piggy, we want you to get well! Grover, we know you would miss Piggy terribly if anything happened to him, so please be nice to him.