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.