Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tummy Tuesday

Last night was the first night in a long time that Smudge was not sleeping on the bed. Even when I travelled for work and was away, Smudge would tell my wife when it was time to go to bed. We are going to the V-E-T today to visit Smudge. Dr. Nick said that we could come by and check up on our little boy.

Thinking about Smudge makes me sad, so I need to focus on something that still brings me joy: Magoo's fluffy tummy.




When we got Magoo, we thought about calling him Gund or Bear because he was such a fluffy little kitten. We think less about Gund nowadays, but the nickname Bear still pops it head every once and a while. He gets called many things, some of which I won't type in this blog. He's been referred to as Magoofur, Gooby, MagooBear, and Goofur. Of course, my Dad stills calls him "That Psycho Cat".

At a fighting weight of 14.5lbs, he is one tank of a cat. In the bottom picture, you need to understand that those boards are six inches wide.


SMUDGE UPDATE: Nov 7 1:52pm MST

We went and saw our little boy. He was looking pretty scared, but then who could blame him. He hasn't eaten anything since yesterday. I chalk that up to his fear. We won't know anything definitive until they do the bloodwork tomorrow. Smudge was glad to see us after a bit of coaxing and chin skritches. He looked bright eyed and alert which was nice to see.

SMUDGE UPDATE: Nov 7 6:08pm MST

Dr. Nick phoned and let us know the results of Smudge's bloodwork. Smudge's BUN is now 13 (normal is 3.6 to 10.7) down from 38.4 and his creatine is now 149 (normal is 27 to 186) down from 563. So we are very happy that this episode is almost over. Dr. Nick says that they are planning to send him home tomorrow afternoon after one more set of tests to make sure that his levels are dropping. After this, we will have to learn the proper regime to keep him stabilized. All Smudge needed was a good V-E-T, a lot of love and many purrayers.

31 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures of Magoo! That is certainly an impressive tummy on a very regal kitty!

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  2. Oh, what a great fluffster.
    Please keep us posted on how Smudge is doing. We are hoping he will soon be able to come home. Headbutts and Purrs.

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  3. you've made our Lady, the fluffaholic, very happy with those tummy pictures. what a gorgeous boy he is! please give Smudge our love when you visit him today. we'll be thinking of him and purraying for good news.

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  4. He's just gorgeous! What a fluffmonster (Moose's sometimes-nickname, lol).

    Visits to vet's offices - very good and necessary, but very hard to leave. Our prayers are with you.
    ~ tammara

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  5. What a great picture Magoo! Takes good care of your mommy and daddy. They needs your floofy tummy and sweetness. You are one snuggly looking kitty

    love and purrayers,
    hendrix, amy and greg (the "parents")

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  6. I think my OTW is going to have to stop reading blogs with me on Tuesdays. She's TWITCHING with desperation to pet the floof!

    Those are great pictures!

    Please give Smudge some purrs for me when you go see him!

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  7. Great tummie Magoo! Yu make my Momma want to real out and rub rub rub the tums!

    We are keeping all of you and Mr. Smudge in our thoughts and purrayers. We will send healing purrs your way.

    *Abby

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  8. That is a great tummy... I can't blame you for that makin' you happy.

    I hope Smudge be feelin' better and can come home with you soon. I know that he was glad to see you and he knows you loves him.

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  9. we are praying that Smudge will rally!

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  10. thanks fur the update. we checked back hoping to find one. purrs!

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  11. Purrs to Smudge that his treatment helps him feel better. Purrs to everyone else to have strength at this time.

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  12. Magoo has a great floofy tummy. I hope that you get good news when Smuge's tests are all done and that he can come home with you soon.

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  13. Magoo is big an fluffy an cuddly. I know Smudge was furry happy to see you even if he was still scared.

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  14. we came back again. didn't think there'd be a 2nd update, but hoped there would be, and there it is - GREAT NEWS! we're so happy about the improvements an now the Lady's leaking again. it's funny - you say sumfin sad, she leaks. you say sumfin happy, she leaks. she just gets really emotional 'bout kitties, most 'specially our furrends. Purrs, love paws and cuddles to sweet Smudge! (and to you, also. you're the kind of Cat Staff efurry kitty should have!)

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  15. Karen just emailed me the good news. Congratulations, little Smudge. Oh, I know you are so HAPPY. What great news. I'm going to update the Pet Prayer and Praise bloggie right now with PRAISE for Smudge.
    Thanks for keeping us posted...

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  16. Fank goodness! We'll keep purrayin fur more good fur Smudge.
    Lovely pictors of big Magoo. Mom still calls me her "little boy," but one of our boy's furiends came by fur the firstest time in a long time an said, "Is that Victor?!?!" He couldn't belief how big an handsome I've become, if I may say so. Purrs for peace, purrs fur all of yu an specially Smudge.

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  17. oh, good, more Smudge news. he'll be so happy to get home, and you'll be so happy to have him there. cherish every day you have together.
    Edselsmom

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  18. BTW, Magoo is a doll. A huge fluffy doll.

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  19. Poor Smudge. I can't imagine being at the stabby place that long. I thought all day was bad enough. If I were him, I'd be pooping on EVERYONE. Watch out on the ride home ;)

    I'm glad things look better. I hope they stay better for good.

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  20. What a tummy!! Magoo is furry handsome!!

    Yea for good news about Smudge. Y'all will continue to be in our prayers!
    ::purrs::
    ~Meeko, Kiara, Emmy, & Momma BEcca

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  21. Great pictures, Magoo! What a nice floofy tummy!

    We are so furry happy to hear the good news 'bout Smudge! We will still keep purrayin' for him.

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  22. Oh that's so good to hear about Smudge.

    I'm sending lots of purrs his way to help him!

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  23. Such great news 'bout Smudge - we're so happy for all of you!!! Thanks so much for the updates. He's made so much progress at the V-E-T, imagine how well he'll do when he's in his own home with his family. Still sendin' lotza purrs & headbutts and good kitty thoughts to Smudge and his family, and a super-big headbutt of thanks to Dr. Nick for all his help. Feel good Smudge!

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  24. FLOOFY MAGOO BELLY!! our mommy wants to kiss it.

    YAY!!!!!! For Smudge. Oh, we is so happy to hear that his levels are coming down. We hopes that he continues to feel better!

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  25. that is a luvly floofie tummy.
    We didn't know bowt Smudge being pawly cuz we 's still catching up on efurrycats blogs since the beans went on theer hollydays. We read right back through the days wiv mum an she wuz leaking big time.We's all hoping an praying furr him, an just hope his levels contin-yoo to go down.

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  26. Yay for Smudge... hope he continues to do well... we shall keep him & your crew in our purrayers.

    Magoo - that is a lovely fluffy tummy.

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  27. Sorry I'm behind in reading all the blogs, but I'm glad to hear Smudge is doing better. Has he been on a special kidney diet? You've probably mentioned it before, but how old is he? George is 9 1/2 and now entering early kidney problems. His blood levels were just slightly above normal but the doctor wants him on Science Diet KD with extra fluid intake to try and forestall full blown kidney disease. I'm trying to switch his food over, but he's picky and doesn't like much. Have you tried giving sub cutaneous fluids at home? Our vet said she's teach me how to do it but I guess I'm just squeamish about sticking my boy with a needle.

    Charlotte
    Crew's Mom

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  28. We are furry glad that Smudge is doing better. We are glad he is coming home soon!

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  29. We're so happy for you! What a wonderful vet you have. He will guide you correctly and teach you everything you need to know. Purrs to Smudge and his whole (happy, happy!) family.
    ~ tammara

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  30. Yay for Smudge! I bet he will be glad to get home. And Magoo's tummy floof is very splendid.

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