Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hope's Ordeal

Hi Everycat! This is Hope and I got permission from Shilgiah to blog today. It's been a week now since the big ordeal and I'm much better. In checking out the pictures, I decided to leave out the really gross ones. This first picture was taken when I first got home from the vet last weekend and had the awful torture cone around my neck! I was not happy...not one bit.

The stupid plastic head cone was heavier than it looked because I couldn't hold my head up right when I tried to walk. So, I had to back up everywhere in order not to scare myself silly.

Below is a picture of the study that mom converted into a recuperation room. If you look carefully, you can see me with the torture head dress on. In all fairness, mom took it off for short periods of time that first night in order for me to eat a little and do my business in my litter box. But if I begin to lick at the abscess she put it right back on. But, I only had to wear the awful plastic cone for two days. Then, she put it back on me when she had give me a pill because I would spit it out and run! Then she would stick the plastic cone on and stuff the pill down my throat!

I was able to scratch her hands up pretty good during pill time for most of the week. Finally, on Friday mom came home with something Shilgiah told me was "not kosher" but that mom said might prevent her hands from being assaulted further.

So, anyway mom cut my evening pill into quarters and opened the little jar and put a little of the contents on a spoon and stuck a pill chip in the squishy-heavenly-smelling-stuff-on-the-spoon! It is the Yummiest Stuff I ever tasted and in no time flat, the four pill chips magically were gone and I even got an extra spoonful or three! I have to continue the pills until Tuesday evening. Mom, you'd better buy some more jars of that yummy stuff. I don't want to run out. Can you guess what that stuff is, my friends?

It's HAM! Baby Food HAM! Mom remembered reading that many of the blogging kitties liked HAM but since we're Jewish she had never thought to get any for Tommy or Shilgiah. It took my hand shredding for her to get the stuff. Mom even let Tommy and Shilgiah have a taste. Forget the kosher bit mom we all want HAM in the morning, HAM in the evening and HAM for snacks all the time!!!

10 comments:

Cliff and Olivia said...

We read and read and were worried and all and got to the end. And you got HAM?!???! What!?!?! We don't want to feel sorry for you anymore. But we do. Just ;-)

Derby said...

Yeah, the lovely taste of ham. But mum also uses real tuna for me the same way to give me pills. A little tuna and the pill crushed up. The vet said it was OK to do this. Sometimes you shouldn't crush pills, so always ask first.

Two Sisters said...

Hmm, we have never had Ham baby food either! Maybe we can pester Mom into getting some for us.

Hope I'm glad you are doing better. That torture cone sure lives up to its name!

Daisy said...

Ah, poor Hope! I'm glad you are getting better. It sounds like your mom came up with the perfect solution for pilling you.

Lux said...

Hope, I'm so glad you're doing better. I know Shilgiah didn't mean to ...

Mom gives me my heart pills in my Stinky Goodness. She thinks I don't know they're in there, but I do. ;-)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hope we are glad you didn't have to wear that nasty cone thing for very long. None of us have ever had one, and we are not wanting to any time soon either! Glad you are taking your meds and working hard at getting better!

Parker said...

HAM!!! fixes anything for kitties!
I am glad you are feeling better Hope!

The Monkeys said...

Aww Hope, you look very uncomfortable but it looks like your Mom is really pulling out all the stops to get you better soon!

Karen Jo said...

Hi Hope. I haven't been by here for a long time and this is my first time meeting you. I'm glad you don't have to wear that nasty cone thing long. I hope your abscess heals up quickly.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for purring for my Mom. She is well enough to come home from the hospital today.