Last night Milo made an emergency visit to the vet, after we noticed that he was spending a lot of time in the litter box trying unsuccessfully to urinate. Our veterinarian met us at the animal clinic around 7pm and quickly diagnosed Milo with a 'block'.
This was the first indication that something was wrong: Milo's tail hanging out of the litter box flap for 5-10 minutes without moving. The poor guy was just trying to pee!
Apparently a blockage of the urethra can be fatal to cats in as little as 24 hours, so it's good that we caught it early. I shudder to think what might have happened to him had we not been home and paying attention.
The vet inserted a catheter, and Milo's staying at the clinic for 3-5 days while they pump him full of fluids and flush out his urethra. When he can once again pee on his own, he'll get to come home.
|This face is my life.|
UPDATE: I went to visit Milo at the clinic after work. He was pretty spazzy, but they said he's doing well with his treatment. I can't wait to bring my baby home, and I bet he can't wait to get that cone off his head.
|look at his little IV...|