Last week, Thursday to be precise, the Devil Cat was nowhere to be found. After searching the entire house, I delved deeper into my closet only to find him on a pile of clothes behind some coats. He stayed there all night and the next day too. I coaxed him out on Saturday with some food and waffled on whether a visit to the vet was in order. I put it off. On Sunday, when he wasn't better, I realized that putting it off was not a good thing.
Monday morning I called and made him an appointment for that afternoon. We took him in and they said he had an abscess above his kidney and that we needed to bring him back the next day (today) to have it drained. So, this morning we dropped him off. I waited all day for a call and finally around 3 p.m. they called to say he was doing fine but that the abscess was large and took a good deal of work to clean. I picked him up shortly thereafter. They sent me home with antibiotics and painkillers.
He has a cone and is having a very difficult time of everything -- eating, walking, drinking, lying down, getting up, jumping onto the bed, crawling under the bed -- everything. he is quite pathetic.
Here he is in the cone .. trying to sleep.
and this is why.
My poor kitty. Hopefully he'll heal quickly and be back to terrorizing all of us before we know it.