Monday, January 7, 2008

Bogdan whisked away to V-E-T

Kat 3's evening update: Bogdan is feeling better. The V-E-T says he may even get to come home early. There is no more blood in the urine, and his blood work looks fine. The V-E-T says he will get special foods. (I want special foods!!!) Mom is relieved he is OK.
You guys all are the bestest friends. All these get-well purrs and messages! I will tell Bogdan next I talk to him that everycat is purring for him.

By Kat 3
Morning Scratch reporter

Bogdan, the editor, was whisked away to the V-E-T at 2 a.m. Monday by the Investor and the Man (I call them Mom and Dad).
Both of them had recently arrived home from work, and Mom noticed that Bogdan was straining over the litterbox and nothing was happening for him. When Dad lightly squeezed his belly, Bogdan HISSED! While Sara and I ran for cover, Bogdan was forced into the carrier prison box and left the house.
The V-E-T says that Bogdan could not use the facilities because of an obstruction in his urethra. This is apparently common for neutered male kitties.
Bogdan has to stay at the vet for THREE DAYS. Mom is very upset about this. She says she already misses "her Boobuh."
There were crystals and blood in his urine. According to Mom, he is getting help peeing right now, and there is still blood in the urine. The V-E-T said Bogdan should be fine, because the problem was likely caught early, and when he was brought in to the V-E-T office, his temperature was normal and he had just eaten dinner (a sign he wasn't feeling too terrible).
We are still waiting to hear back on the blood work to make sure no long-term damage was done.

Morning Scratch reporter Kat 3 is following this story. She will post updates as often as possible.

33 comments:

Tybalt said...

That is horrible for poor Bogdan. Mommy says that she has had several kitties with that problem, and it is scary, but if you have managed to catch it early enough (which you did) then Bogdan will be fine before you know it.

I will purr for him extra!

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh no, Bogdan! It's awful when you have pee problems! We know, because our Atlas has had the same thing! We'll be sending lots of healing purrs your way for you to feel better VERY soon!

Rocky
& your Artsy Catsy friends

Monty Q. Kat said...

Nooooooo!!! Not Bogdan!

Get better soon, I need the next edition!

Daisy said...

Uh oh! I hope Bogdan is all better very very soon. I had bloods in my urine before, too. Now I eat a special prescription diet to keep stones from forming in my bladder. It works good.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Oh no, that's awful! I had this earlier this year. Thankfully I did not have to stay three days at the V-E-T but it was awful! I had to take nasty meds and eat only a Rx diet - which I hated (Yes, I was tired of eating only stinky goodness for days and days and I wanted my crunchies horribly!) but I did enjoy the pain medication (birds chirped to me at 9pm - pretty pink and purple birds - just for me). Feel better soon buddy! I know how uncomfy you are! We're purring for you!

-Captain Jack

Hot(M)BC said...

Poor Bogdan. :( We'll send lots and lots of purrs for you to feel all better fast. And, Kat3, fanks for keepin us updated!
Purrrrrrrrrrs!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Bogdan, we will purrr and purray for you to get better. Healing fast purrrs are going out to you now. We'll be watching for updates Kat3!
Your FL furiends,

Anonymous said...

Purrs of support from Charlemagne and Tamar. Charlemagne had this. He is now on a prescription diet and is just fine!

Charlemagne and Tamar
(non-blogging kitties who read a lot)

The Meezers said...

oh oh oh poor Bogdan, we is sending lots of purrrrsss to him. Grampa Norton AND the one who came before bof hadded the same prollem. MrsBogdan'sMom, we knows he will be just fine - but we is sending lots and lots of purrs and purrayers to you too!

Parker said...

This is awful news! We will purr and pray!

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

We're purrrring for you, Bogdan. Luna had similar problems, but they're much worse on a boy kittie.

The good news is that if you take your midecashuns you should be fine in a few days.

Then milk it for all you can get. :-)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ooooo nooooo, not handsome Bogdan...*sob*
Well, it looks like Sadie has taken to her purrayer corner. We'll join her and purray dat Bogdan is better soon. Poor guy...hope yoo reporters and da investor are holding up okay.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, poor Bogdan. you are in mine prayers for a fast recovery.
Purrs and headbumpies,
Love, KC

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope Bogdan will be all better very soon. It's a good thing this was caught early. Purrs to Bogdan.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

This can be serious problem for boy kitties. We will purr and pray for you all. Poor Bogdan!

Mickey said...

I'm sending BIG purrs for Bogdan!!!PURR,PURR,PURR,PURR!!!!!!
Get well soon bogdan!
Purrs Mickey

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That is scary! I'm sure your beans are very upset. They will need extra snuggles from you and Miss Sara until Bogdan is home safe and sound. We'll send healing purrs and prayers his way.

I am going to the VET in the morning because my urine smells like amonia the last couple of days and I'm drinking lots.

Derby said...

Lots of healing purrs for Bogdan to get better soonest.

Caesar and Princess said...

Thanks for this report!
Bogdan! GET BETTER!!!

Love and purrs, Princess

Artsy Catsy said...

We checked back in before we went to bed to see if there might be an update on Bogdan, and YAY, good news! But tell Bogdan we'll keep right on purrin' for him until he's good as new!!

Hugs,
Rocky
& all the Artsy Catsy staff

Karl & Ruis said...

We only just heard it from the Cat Blogosphere - poor Bogdan! But it seems things are better than everybody thought at first, which is really good. We will send him lots of purrs from all the way down in Antarctica anyways: please get better and be well SOON! And home early too!!! Hopefully he will be well enough to come by Thursday when we will have a BIG party on board the cruise ship!!!!
Karl and Ruis

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, I bet all of yoo could eat Bogdan's speshul diet. It would make it easier. Zippy will only eat one kind of food and it makes it hard fur mom cuz Speedy is not suppose to eat any of it but he sneaks it anyway. We'z glad Bogdan is doing better, hope he gets to come home soon.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad to hear that Bogdan's pee problems are getting better. It must have been very scary for the investors. He will be home before you know it.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Mo said...

OOOoooooh, pee-pee problems are ouchy!
Hope Bogdan makes a fast, full recovery!
luv,
Not the Mama
and the gang from Purrchance To Dream

Daisy said...

I am glad to hear Bogdan is feeling better!

Jan said...

Oh, we're so sorry. We missed yesterday's post, but we're glad we caught the update. Poor Bogden. He must be as lonesome for home as his mom is for him. We hope he is all better fast and comes home ready to pee in the pan.

jans funny farm

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's such good news. I hope he's back home real soon.

Tiger Lily said...

We are very sorry to hear about Bogdan's troubles but pleased to know he is improving. We will purrrrr for him and my woofies send their gentlest tail wags.

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Parker said...

How is Bogdan???

Junior said...

I just read the news about Bogdan. I am so very glad to hear he is doing better! Meowm and I will still purray for him!

DEBRA said...

We will keep Bogdan in our purrayers...we just learned about him not feeling well. We hopes that today he is doing better and will continue to get better and better....

Purrs
Abby and Boo

Skeezy said...

I hope Boggie is okay! That happend to Rocky once. The FL and Mr TF were insane with werry win it happend. But Rocky was okay.

divakitty said...

Checking to see if there was any Mews