February 10, 2010

Woe Is Me...

...I could not pee!
I have a bladder infection...
But I am going to be fine, Dr. Joe said so!

First thing yesterday morning I was stuffed into the PTU and taken to see the very nice Dr. Joe. He listened to my heart and lungs and took my vitals. He squeezed me and said that I had swollen ::whispers:: anal glands! And then kitties he...he...he catheterized me! I cried, and then Mommy cried when I cried. It was good that he did that because I had blood in my pee and Dr. Joe knew exactly what to do! He expressed my ::anal glands:: and then he gave me two shots - one for the swelling so it would go down and one for the infection. The one he gave me for the infection means that I do not have to take any pills! He said I should be fine and feeling better very soon.
You know what helped me the most? Your purrs and prayers, I can report that they are as magical as the loving I am getting from Mommy and Daddy. I want to thank all of you for the very heartfelt wishes. I read every one of them and I want to say thank-you from the bottom of my little kitty heart.
I am feeling better, but not 100% yet. Cuddles and snuggles with Mommy and Daddy are helping a lot.
Smoochies to all of you my friends, you are the bestest! (((HUGS)))!!!

81 comments:

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Parker sweetie, we are so glad that is all over! We were crying just reading about what all Dr. Joe did to you. But now you are on the road to recovery and feeling all better.

(((HUGS)))

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh my friend... we continue to send you lots and lots of fluffles and rumbles, you look so forlorn!

We hope you're feeling much better and each day brings great improvement.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think it was Diamond's fur too!

Paws khrossed woo feel better soon!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Diamond! Keep an eye on her!

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so glad it's over and that everything is going to be okay. My mom cries when I cry, too!

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh Parker. My mum cried because you cried. I hope you start to feel better soon. I am sending my best purrs for you.

Kea said...

Aw, Parker, we're so sorry it was painful, but we're glad it's over and done with and that you are going to be okay. Nicki has had his anal glands expressed a couple of times, but so far hasn't had an infection. (I'm sure that's only a matter of time....)

Sending lots of healing Light and healing purrs and kitty kisses. And hugs to your mom, too!

Daisy said...

Poor sweet Parker! I'm sorry you had some potty problems and (anal gland problems). I sure hope you feel better soon! And hooray for no pills!

Whitey said...

O mai goodness! Not the ::whispers:: anal glands! We all love that shot verses taking a gazillion nasty pills over and over again. Not that we love the shot... oh, you understand...

All of us are so glad you're already feeling better. We know your Mommy and Dadddy are taking the best care of you!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Whew! That was kind of scary, but we are sooooo glad you are fixed up and will be 100% again soon! We kept checking your blog until we went to bed to see if there was an update. Purrs and prayers continue...
~Lisa Co9T

Furkidsmom said...

Yikes that sounds like an awful ordeal. We're glad you're feeling better!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry you had to go through all of that *stuff*. At least you will be feeling better very soon! Poor little girlie.

Big purrs and smooches right back at you!

Millie said...

I am SO happy you are going to be better, and that you don't have to take any pills. At least the hard part (v-e-t) is over. Now I am sending you purrs to get better soon!

The Paw Relations said...

That doesn't sound like a great expereince. We hope you feel better soon Parker! xxx

TerminallyUniq said...

PARKER!!!! so sorry for the mix-up!!! you are definitely a girl-cat with your pinky page here, aren't you!!!! can you forgive a big, silly tomcat like me??? i would like to blame MOM because she has this awesome laptop that i'm using now with appropriate graphics ... but sometimes she makes me use her old desktop like yesterday, and it just doesn't work out. anyway, glad to make your acquanitance and SUPER happy that you are much better. sorry you had to go through all that. my mom always says it's going to be okay, and the doctor is there to "help" me and stuff ... but it never seems like it. i always just wanna get OUT of that place!!! purrs to you until you are good as new!!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Parker my sweet.. I am all a shiver for you after reading what went on. I am glad they found the problem and can sort if for you and that you are already feeling better.. Sending you some of my loudest purrs... Hugs GJ xx

Everycat said...

Oh poor Parker! I'm so sorry you have been poorly, blocking is NO FUN and you were a very brave kitty to endure being catheterised without being knocked out first! I send you warm, rumbly purrs to help you feel better very quickly. You just rest up and bathe in the love sweetheart.

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness Parker! We are glad that you don't have to take yucky meds in your mouth, and that you are starting to feel better all ready! Hang in there! We are still sending you tons of purrs and purrayers!

Luf, Us

Mariodacat said...

Oh, you poor baby. I is so happy you will be okay and the doc guy could fix you up. I was very worried bout you. soothing purrs coming to you. purr purr purr purr

The Meezers and Billy said...

oh Parker, we are so glad that you will be OK. we is sorry that you hadded such a awful 'sperience wif the cat-a-ter and stuff. we will purrrrr some more for you to get all better

Cory said...

Parker...we purred and purred for you! Cecilia got one of those shots when she couldn't pee and it helped her lots. She sends extra special purrs to you. We know the power of the purr works.

We are so sad you hurt so much you cried. We all love you and want you to feel better.

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Parker...we're sorry you're having problems peeing and you hadta go through all of that...it hurt us to read about it almost as much as it hurt you! We're purring for you and hoping you're all better real soon!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Parker, how are you feeling? All that adventure! Just let your Mom and Dad love on you--and we'll send more purrs and prayers your way!

Noir

Marg said...

We are so glad to hear that you are feeling better and that you were able to get that shot instead of pills. Pills are the worst. Have a great day.

KitKat said...

Dearest Parker, we are so sorry you had to endure such an arduous ordeal. Your poor Mommy too. Soon you will be your old self again thanks for Dr. Joe. In the interim, we are purring and praying for you and a speedy recovery.
We love you pretty girl.
Bridge angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Busby and Raymond said...

Oh poor Parker! I can totally related! Please try to drink more water, that will help keep things flowing too. So sorry that you had to have a catheter, OUCH! Maybe you and I should start a bladder infection club? (or not!)

xoxo, Busby

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so happy that you are starting to feel better already Parker. It is much better to get shots than stinky old medicine or tablets. We will keep purring for you until you are 100% better.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! I am meowing just to think about it. I hope that everything works and you are feeling much better.

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad Dr. Joe fixed you all up! Feel better, soon!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, dear, we had no idea, Parker......we are so happy that you're better and even if we're late, we're purring for you. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

TK said...

Poor little Parker. Dis not good to have Spot 13 glands be expressive. They should keeps their emotshuns to themselves! I hopes you feels better soon. We's purring for you.

ABBY said...

* gasp *
Oh no Dr Joe had to ... express...
dear sweet Parker. WE are so glad that you are almost 100%. We have been worried about you, but now we know you will soon be back to your beautiful gorgeous self, especially with the love from da rents!

Purry purrs,
Abby

One Cats Nip said...

Oh Parker I'm so sorry for the cath but I'm glad things will be getting better. Can't wait till your 100%

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Parker, we'z sorry dat yoo hadda be tortchurd like dat but if it is gonna make yoo better den we suppose it was worth it. We send some smoochies to yoo and lots of purrs.

Ariel said...

"Oh My" Sweet Parker you've been through alot....Hugs

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Parker sweetie we hope you are starting to feel better.
We missed your trouble yesterday but are glad you're doing better today!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Parker, we're so glad you're doing better and will be okay. We were worried about you.

The Kitty Krew said...

Parker dear, we're so glad to hear you're starting to feel better, and hope you feel all better soon. We're sending purrrrrrrs your way that you'll be back in tippy top shape before you know it!!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Fat Eric said...

Oh Parker, I am glad that you will soon be feeling better. What a terrible experience you had!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh noes! We are so sorry you haven't felt well, and we're really glad you are on the road to recovery. Sometimes a visit to the Stabby Place really is a good idea. We're sending extra purrs just to help speed you along.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Parker, Tinker here, I know just how you felt and I am so sorry you had that happen to you. It is a bad experience that's for sure! I will purrrr that you get better. We are in blizzard conditions right now as we have been most of the day. It is really bad and now lots of people have lost their electric. {{{Huggs}}} pretty girl (=^Y^=)

Brian said...

We are happy that you're going to be okay and we're glad you went to the V-E-T human. Purrs to you my friend!

Cats in trees said...

We are so glad you are getting better. Hurray for the nice Dr. Joe.

Fambly kittens said...

We is so furry sorry that you had to go though so much but we is so furry happy dat you is gonna be on the mend. OWIE, we say, to gettin' you's bottom pinched.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like it was quite an ordeal, Parker! We are so glad you are going to be better, though. We like snuggling with our mommy and daddy, too!

Hugs and purrs,

Sammy and Moosey (the cats who own the people at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life)

Tuck said...

That sounds just terrible! I hope you are feeling better and that you never, ever have to go through that again!

Purrs and Headbutts,
Tuck

Fin said...

Ah Sweet Parker sounds like you are on the mend. Purrs are the best! Hope you are all better, like now!

quiltcat said...

Hi Parker. We are so glad that you're already starting to feel somewhat better. Do let your Mommy and Daddy spoil you with lots of lovies and smoochies! We sorta thought it might be pee problems...Louie has lots of experience with that. Sorry that you had to be catheterised (and it sounds like it was traumatic for your sweet Mommy, too) but Dr Joe was doing his best to help you. We are sending you many more purrs to get you well soon!

Milo and Alfie said...

Oh Parker ~ we are glad yoo are feeling a bit better. More healing purrs coming yoor way.

Smoochies from us two xx

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, Parker! Your poor 'tocks! That v-e-t visit sounds AWFUL! But Mama says sometimes hurty things have to happen in order to feel better. She's sending hugs to your mom because she would've been crying, too. :(
We are still purring and purraying for your 'tocks to heal up quick.

Love,
Tazo

Anonymous said...

Parker sweety, hope you are doing fine. It is very unlikely for you to be not posting regularly. Even thgouh I do not comment I follow your blog regularly and your sweet face bightens my days. Your not posting is worrying... Hope you are better now!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so glad you will be ok! We will still purr and purr for you to get 100% well!
--JB

SuziQCat said...

Glad you are feeling better now.

Tiki & Kirby (& sometimes Kesey) said...

Parker, how horrible! We hope you are back to 100% very very soon! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

The Crew said...

Parker dear, we're purrin' extra hard for you to feel better.

Lynx217 said...

OMGG we are so glad it's not worse! Our MomBean was thinking of you lots last night worried it was something worse. Hugs and glad you're on the upswing! Take care!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Oh, Parker! Please get betterer and betterer! We're purraying for you:)

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Oh goodness, Parker! We're sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling so good - sounds downright uncomfortable.

Sending purrs and gentle head butts that you continue to feel better,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Beth said...

I hope you feel better, Parker! Rest well, tomorrow will be a better day.
Beth & Gracie (^.^)

Pierro said...

OH this is no fair. I am late.
I forgot to check on you. The last I knew was that you were going to the torture place in the snowy storm.
This is moms fault, she has been digging the snow
and then she got a bit crabby from cabin fever.
You were tortured and you were crying and then you got two ouchie pricks.
Parkerrrr I feel so sad that you were tortured.
I know you are getting better now. I am so glad you are back safe and sound home.
I hope your pee is coming out good now.
I hope your snow is managable for your beans to get out and buy you new toys and stuff.
I hope you feel super wonderful now
bonkbonkbonkbonk 4 bonks

Derby said...

How are you doing Parker? No new worries me.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Where is yoo Parker? Hope effurything is okay...

Anonymous said...

Parker, how are you? Hope you are well... No news is really worrying!

Anonymous said...

Parker, I hope you're feeling better. I hope the rest of your family is well too! I miss your daily blog reports.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Parker, we are worrying about you too.
Please let us know how things are going.

Grrreta said...

We're so sorry you were not feeling well. We hope you are feeling all better. We're sending you lots of healing purrs.

Ayla and Iza said...

Oh wow, we knew ya were having some little problems, but we dint know it would come ta (the bad stuff).

Hope yer feelin better real quick!

Purrs........

Furkidsmom said...

We're getting worried 'cause you haven't posted. We sure hope you're okay.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Milo and Alfie said...

We hope yoo are OK Parker, we are worried yoo haven't posted. Love to yoo on valentine's day. There's a message on our bloggie for yoo today.

Caroline said...

Happy Valentine's Day Parker. Are you OK? We are really worried about you since we have not heard from you since you went to the vet.

Thinking of you....

Sophie & Ben

ABBY said...

Miss Parker & family
We is all werried bout yoo...we miss yoo and we hope all is OK...We will keep yoo all in our purrs.

Happy Valentines!

purry ♥♥♥♥♥ purrs
Abby

The Furry Bambinos said...

Oh dear, we just now read the news about your illness! We hope that you are feeling all better, but we will send healing purrs your way.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy Valentine's Day !!!!
We hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy it Parker!! We were so sorry to hear you were sick.
Hugs to you!!!!!
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

TRIPPER THE PSYKO STRAY CAT said...

PARKER ARE YOO BETTER YET?????? I'VE BIN WERRYING ABOWT YOO I THINK I WOOD LIKE TO LIVE WARE THARE IS SNOW CUZ IT IS MANLY TO BE IN THE SNOW WHUT'S A BLADDER INFEKSHUN??? IT'S NUTHIN' I CAN KETCH FRUM YOO, RITE? PLEEZE UPDATE YER BLOG TO LET US KNOW YER OKAY CUZ I CAN ONLY SLEEP ABOWT 18 HOWRS A DAY WIN I'M WERRIED SIK ABOWT YOO.

Tyler said...

Oh Parker, you poor thing. Cookie had to have her anal gland squeezed a few years back. She was just miserable. Those bladder infections are painful too. I'm glad Dr. Joe knew exactly how to help you. I"m so glad that you don't have to take any of those yucky pills. I'm sure you're feeling better and better. Stay well girl!

Big hugs to you from the four of us. Smoochies too!

KitKat said...

Dearest Parker, we are SOO worried about you sweet girl. You haven't posted in a long time. We just need to know you are okay and getting better. We hope all is well and that you are on the mend. We hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day.
Kissies and purrs and gentle head bonks from Grady,
Bridge angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Anonymous said...

Hi Parker please post... atleast one line. we are worried about you sweet girl!
Is anyone in email contact with Parkers family? If so please write and see.

Cliff and Olivia said...

We send purrs. Sounds very not like fun.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Parker darling...what are you up too? We miss seeing and hearing what is going on at your Victorian mansion! Normie in heaven is worried too...he told me so....please get lots of rest and know that we lopve you so powerfully!
Yours...Misses Peach

Diann said...

Parker honey, I've never posted before but I read your posts everyday. I'm very worried about you and your family. Please leave a post, just a line or two to let us know how you are doing.

Furkidsmom said...

Please post something or have your Mom update on FB. We're super worried about you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh Parker, what an ordeal! It sounds as if your vet took excellent care of you and we hope you will be 100% asap!