Genji: Hello everyone! It's me, GENJI! First of all, I have to tell you that we are all overwhelmed by the purrs, love, support and kindness that have been shown to us ever since the news broke about my being unwell. So many people left comments on our blog yesterday, in addition to our FaceBook friends. And a special thank you to Ann of Zoolatry who spread the news through the Cat Blogosphere. We consider ourselves to be very, very lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful and supportive community.
OK, now for actual news. I AM HOME! Dr. C called #1 mid-afternoon yesterday and told her that, even though I had not made spectacular progress, I was stable and she felt that being at the clinic was stressing me out. Her hope was that, by coming home, I would feel more comfortable and start to feel better and eat. So, she asked #1 to come and get me, and #1 was there within the hour (it's a 45 minute drive).
Now, I am not out of the woods yet. Dr. C told #1 that things could go in either of two directions. I could either come home, start eating properly (a very low fat diet initially) and put back on some of the weight I have lost, supporting the theory that the pancreatitis is at fact, and is unrelated to the positive FeCV test. Or, I could continue to not eat and lose weight, and start on the slippery slope that is FIP, which would not be a good thing at all. The coming days and weeks will be crucial. She left the catheter in my vein because my veins are not easy and she did not want to subject me to any more poking than strictly necessary in case I have to go back on a drip. #1 is supposed to call her by the end of the morning today to give her an update.
Boy, was I happy to be home!!! #1 had stopped at the store on her way to get me and bought some chicken, and she baked it in the oven as soon as we got home. I wolfed down one dish and about half of a second, and I didn't throw anything up! Later in the evening, she gave me some servings of ham as well, as she ate her dinner (Dr. C had told her she could do so). So, #1 was very pleased with me.
I spent the rest of the evening doing important stuff, such as hanging out with my bro, Da Beebs, in the kitchen:
Sitting next to #1 in the study as she updated my news on FaceBook:
Hanging out with my bro, Tommy, who welcome me home with open paws:
Catching up on snuggling with my #1:
And getting myself all spruced up after my ordeal:
I know I have already asked a lot of all of you, but could I possibly ask for your continuing purrs as I know they really help? #1 will continue to cook me fresh chicken for a while, hoping it will make me eat properly. She has also been given the go-ahead from Dr. C to give me the dehydrated pure chicken treats which are very yummy.
I am so happy to be back home, and I want to stay here for a long, long, LONG time!