August 9, 2013

Friday Sad Turnaround

Uncle MaxMaxx Back in the Hospital
Hello Everyone--Tommy here.  It's been a knock you back on your paws couple of days here. I brought my baby big boy MaxMaxx home Tuesday night.  He was so glad to be home--ate, drank, tinkled, loved on me, bopped everybody else.  On Wednesday morning, he was SO ,much like himself--he jumped on my bed that morning, to give me the head bonks and cuddles I'd missed. Purred, did his figure 8's thru my legs as I got ready for the day.  By the time I went to work--everybody was in their spots for their day long naps. Although I knew that was normal, I always had a different 'vibe' this go round with MaxMaxx.

The doctor's office called to check on MaxMaxx too. He had done wonderfully up till then.  However, I think we all kinda knew 'something'.  Long story short, when I got home from work, Max didn't come to great me. That was very odd.  I went looking and found him stretched out sleep under my bed. I called his name, and his tail swished.  My doc's office was closed by then, otherwise he was going then--just to be sure. I decided I was taking him Thursday morning. If all stayed calm we'd be OK.

Wrong.  I heard MaxMaxx cry. I woke all the way up.  12:45 AM.  I never heard my baby cry like that. NEVER.  He was in by litter boxes. He'd try to go. The cries. There was an emergency clinic his doctor referred   Got the directions.  Through on some clothes--my hair was in curlers--and I took them down. Somehow I got MaxMaxx in carrier and off we went.  A trip that should have been 15 minutes turned into longer---why?  I got lost.  I went how the directions told me--no clinic.  Max was screaming and it's 1:30 AM on dark deserted streets.

I called the clinic number. Sweet Lauren gave me directions. I found out later they had MOVED. At the clinic, I am a basket case. Max is crying, panting--in such pain.I prayed and prayed. Telling Satan to get out of my cat--he can't have him."  I held MaxMaxx close while they did work up etc. Within in a few minutes, MaxMaxx was sedated and unblocked.  The vet on duty--a very nice woman, suggested the surgery, my regular vet spoke off.  I left Max resting at the clinic. I got home at 3 AM.

I picked up MaxMaxx Thursday afternoon and he's back at his regular doctor's office.  The doctor will talk to me about the surgery.  Neither Max nor I can go thru this and both be scared all the time.  I am not ready to lose my baby.

 Depending on the cost of  Max's care, I may need to do something  I've never had to do is ask for donations. I will cross that bridge when I come to it--because I know God does provide.

In the meantime, please pray for my MaxMaxx and our family.

Love.
Tommy, Noir, Mommy, Earl Gray, Peyton and Mooch 


***Update***  MaxMaxx has been eating well at the hospital. I will visit him tomorrow and speak to the Doctor on Monday about the possible surgery.  All his other vitals are great. Max does not have a fever--just this pesky block thing going on.  Thank everyone SO much for prayers, purrs and encouragement. :) 

51 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Oh poor Uncle MaxMaxx!! And what a horrific time for you too lovely Lisa! Just take one day at a time. The important thing is UncleMaxMaxx is ok. Good luck with the vet's appt and absolutely explore all options and get back to the CB re: donations etc. We're here for you!! Purrs and hugs to all of you! Take care
x

Flynn said...

Oh no! I am sorry I didn't know MaxMaxx was ill. We lost our internet last Friday during a thunderstorm and didn't get it back until Wednesday afternoon. I send my prayers for him and Flynn sends purrs. (((hugs))) for you.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh my, I did NOT know your baby was ill and I am SO sorry. Blessings to HIM and to YOU for all you are going through. I know the pain of having a very sick baby and I pray that the Vets will find a way to help him NOW! I will be back for updates of course.xxooxx (((HUGS)))

Safe Haven Hotel said...

Oh how awful! - poor you and poor MaxMax; what a horrifying ordeal.

The main thing is that your sweet boy is stable right now. Please try not to look too far ahead and just take it one day at a time - where there is a will, there is a way.

Take good care

Katnip Lounge said...

I'm getting all teary and panicky just READING this...poor MaxMaxx!!

You know the CB will stand by you two. Don't be afraid to ask, we will help however we can.

One of the cats over at Forty Paws had the surgery I think you are considering and it turned out perfectly.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a scary night! Hope MaxMaxx won't have any more trouble before his surgery.

The Monkeys said...

We are sending many purrs for your baby! We hope he is doing well!

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry Uncle MaxMaxx is still having issues. We are purring for him and hope he will be okay.

Island Cats' mom here...I have a friend whose cat had this surgery and he has done well. I'm keeping positive thoughts for Uncle MaxMaxx and you. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Perhaps we could do an auction on the CB to raise some $$?? Just a thought. Hugs to you, Tommy, I know how worried you must be.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I have not visited your blog before but came by to leave encouraging purrs for Max Maxx...I am so sorry he was in such distress...and come back to us in the CB for what you need. This community was so generous to my Foster Brotfur Leo in helping with his med costs, so I am ready to paw that help forward. Paw pats, Savannah

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh poor MaxMaxx. I am glad that you got him there and he is okay. Purrs.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

My thanks to everybody! And the mom at Island Cats gave a wonderful idea...an auction! And I gave Tommy the best idea for what to Auction off (and it is not Mooch)we will work on tonight. We are so blessed t have all of you!!!

Brian said...

We all will be purring for dear Uncle MaxMaxx and we will be glad to help you too, just let us know.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Sending purrs and prayers, and Meowm says she will open up her wallet to help. She says it won't be much, but she will donate some.

cats of wildcat woods said...

We went thru this a few months back with our Snowball - he was blocked too after having many UTI's. Our vet did not want to do the surgery so she suggested no more dry food - just canned food and it worked. No more UTI's and Snowball lost weight too. I don't know what kind of diet Max is on but you might want to consider this before surgery. Purring for you both.

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! This is very difficult for both you and Uncle MaxMaxx. Yes, we agree with Island Cat's Mom, we could hold an auction, or you can put up a Paypal donation on your blog. We can definitely raise money for Uncle MaxMaxx.

Hugs to you and Uncle MaxMaxx.

Luf, Us and Maw

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So very sorry, sending get well purrs for your baby boy MaxMax. xx

Jenna and Sissy said...

Oh, no--Uncle Maxx is back at the v-e-t! We are revving our purring motors. The human is sending good vibes, too.

Pee Ess: The human says always contact the emergency vet to get directions because humans are airheads when their fur babies are very ill. The staff will also watch for you--especially in the middle of the night!

Sparkle said...

I am purring as loud as I can for Uncle MaxMaxx. How terrible that you had to both go through such an awful ordeal. Please keep us posted!

Ginger Jasper said...

I am sorry your poor boy is ill and in pain. I know you will do all you can and if you need that help just shout out to us all.. Hugs GJ xx

Marg said...

WE sure do send tons and tons of purrs and prayers. Please let me know if you need some help raising money. We sometimes do auctions for people. My email is margaretmsan@gmail.com
Marg

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that you and Uncle MaxMaxx have to go through all of this scary stuff! We are purring and praying. And we will help if you need us to.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

How scary for you and for MaxMaxx, too! We are purring for MaxMaxx and hoping he can feel better soon.

Mo and The Purries said...

Sorry that poor MaxMaxx and you have gone through all this. Sending purrs & prayers from all of us at The Cat Blogosphere and from Purrchance To Dream.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear that MaxMaxx is sick. We are sending our very best healing purrs.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Max dood we has our purrs on fer ya! Get well soon.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Stashy
Toot
Oreo
TJ

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Max dood we has our purrs on fer ya! Get well soon.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Stashy
Toot
Oreo
TJ

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrring that MaxMaxx is feeling a little better by now. That must have been a scary few hours.

ABBY said...

MaxMaxx we are so sorry to hear the path you've been down. We know and understand,the last 12 days we have had two ER visits and countless Vet appointments. I have very bad prognosis. But this isn't about me, we just wanted to let your Mom know she isn't alone and we are keeping all of you in our purrs and prayers and we hope you have a complete and full recovery.

((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Hi Tommy,

Poor MaxMaxx...and all of you. Don't have a blog. Stumbled upon yours some time ago and love you and your crew... Will figure out a way to send some help when you need it.

Sending hopes and purrs,

Lizzie & 2 kitties

Carolyn Kristof said...

Hugs to you and headbonks to MaxMaxx. We're purring for a strong recovery

Mariodacat said...

Poor MaxMaxx and poor mom. Mom needs a big HUG for sure. I'm going to purr like crazy for MaxMaxx. Keeping paws crossed for good news.

Angel and Kirby said...

Tommy, I am so sorry that Uncle MaxMax is so sick again! We are sending lots of healing and comforting purrs and prayers

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Oh we hope Uncle Max continues to feel better. *crossing paws* and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring hard
~ da Mini and the rest of the Hotties

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Tommy here: I can tell you how overwhelmed and humbled I am about the outpour. A couple things here-I have added an e-mail button so the posts can be followed as suggested. Plus, an auction will be held. I am excited to do something that may raise $$ for my baby--and I will work on the pay pal button--All have you have been WONDERFUL!! I am so blessed.I am going to visit Max tomorrow morning, and on Monday will speak to the doc about the surgery. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are also purring for Uncle Max.
We know this is scary.Our JJ had a bad blockage and took a long time to recover. In his case, we did not need the surgery. We can only imagine what you and Max are dealing with!
We will keep our paws crossed too!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Annie Bear said...

I saw on FB about Uncle MaxMaxx. What a time you've both had. I'm so sorry! I'm not sure but I think we may have the same vet. Maybe that's a leap but our vet is a cat-only vet in DFW and she's wonderful. Anyway, the CB is so supportive. I hope Uncle MaxMaxx isn't in as much pain and is doing better and hopefully you'll have a good idea about the surgery and what's best for him. I'll be praying for him and you!

Father Tom said...

Purring hard for MaxMaxx and sending prayers.

Tinker, Mom Julie, Mittens and Anastasia xx

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh noes! We know how scary a blockage can be, cuz our sweet Brighton had his first and only urinary blockage in June 2010! We almost lost him and he had to stay in the ICU for 3 days! He has been fine ever since on a special food and a water fountain and some nutriceuticals for his bladder. Teri said you can call her anytime if you need advice or just a shoulder to lean on. She lost her day hunting job in June, so can't donate anything but we all are purrin' for ya!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring loud and hard for MaxMaxx. We would be happy to donate items if there is a fund raiser auction.

The Florida Furkids

Max said...

Paws are crossed and tons of MegaMax MaxMaxx Mojo being sent.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We've just seen the news that MaxxMaxx is sick and have come to offer our purrs. Urinary tract blockages are deadly serious, as you know, so we're crossing our paws that surgery or other treatment will remedy this. Our Derry gets PetAlive.com's UTI-Free daily (granules you either put in the mouth or can sprinkle into canned food) for his bladder health. And of course his diet is almost entirely canned food, for the water content. He's had a couple of bouts of idiopathic cystitis, of course not the same thing as a blockage, but once MaxxMaxx is on the road to recovery, you might want to consider a supplement/additive.

Also, this VET-written site is a good resource; she almost lost one of her cats to a blockage a number of years ago:

http://www.catinfo.org/?link=urinarytracthealth

Peace and Blessings to you both.

Mr Puddy said...

I just got the news too. I am sending lots of magic purrs and prayer to Uncle MaxMax . I hope he is O.K.
Paws Crossed and Hug to your family.
X

Team Tabby said...

We're sending our purr and purrayers for Uncle MaxMaxx and keeping him in our thoughts.

Goldie Goodwin said...

Hi, sorry to hear about MaxMaxx. You might want to consider putting a donation button on your blog, like Paypal or I think there are others also. Small donations can add up pretty fast and most of us cat lovers understand better than anyone how important our babies are. Hopefully you can get past this and your boy will be ok.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry we hadn't heard about Max Maxx until today - if you haven't got a Paypal button try and get one put on your site and we can send donations to you - also if you have an auction the winning bidders can pay by Paypal.
We are purring hard for you and Max Maxx.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh guys, we're just coming back up to full speed again after mommy's health issues this past few months - and we saw on the CB that MaxMaxx was in the hospital!!

We're going to be purring real hard for you guys - and wanted to let you know that Teri of Curlz & Swirlz knows a great deal about this issue. So does Tails from the Foster Kittens (www.kittyblog.net).

Both can help you on the other side of the surgery so MaxMaxx hopefully never has to worry about this again. Our hugs to you!!

TK and Pip said...

I just saw this on FB, from Trish over at Katnip Lounge. We are praying for Max.

Dash Kitten said...

We are new here UncleMaxxMAXX but we want to send our affectionate purrs to you, and lots of love to your worried Mum. We have been there with sick cats and KNOW this is stressful. Tell mum to rest, take it easy, try to be calm. He knows you all love him very much.

Love

Marjorie and DashKitten

Dash Kitten said...

We are new here UncleMaxxMAXX but we want to send our affectionate purrs to you, and lots of love to your worried Mum. We have been there with sick cats and KNOW this is stressful. Tell mum to rest, take it easy, try to be calm. He knows you all love him very much.

Love

Marjorie and DashKitten

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sending purrs and good thoughts that you are feeling better and hop each day finds you back to your ole self.

Timmy Tomcat said...

So glad you did get him to the clinic. This is so very stressful. Our Angel Inky had a block and Dad had to take him to the emergency clinic. Dad had to call work and take off, the emergency room, and there was a big fight with the nurse manager who was yelling that he would be fired. He said there was a family emergency so... That was that.

Inky was fine for the next 20 years. Dad kept his job.

We will keep the purrs of support going until all is well
Timmy and family