Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas every one

Sorry no photos this time.  Life's been a bit of a roller coaster lately.  Sammy's had his 3rd operation since September and doesn't seem to be getting better.  He's got megacolon, which seemingly is common in cats.  We're on the last resort at the moment with some special medicine that hopefully will kick start his colon into doing what it should.  Other than this hiccup all his organs are normal and he's a healthy cat in every other way.  They say "s**t happens" but in Sammy's case, it doesn't!!  Every time I've been to the vets lately its been with the knowledge that I might have to make that awful decision that all pet owners hate, and my emotions have been all over the place.  I build myself up for it, go in with legs shaking and knees knocking, and the vet gives me hope, and we go through it all again a few days later.
Unfortunately I'm going to Singapore tomorrow for 2 weeks, so I've got to leave him boarding at the vets, where I know he'll get the best of care and attention, but I'm so worried.
Christmas doesn't seem very exciting at the moment.  The only thing I want Santa to bring me is Sammy's health back.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to every one who follows my blog and for sending such lovely comments to me, its been wonderful to have your friendship all year, and I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy new year.
Take care everyone, and I'll be in touch in a few weeks.
Best wishes x


  1. Merry Christmas to you! Singapore sounds lovely, hope you have a great time.

    Sorry to hear about Sammy, I do know what your going through, our cat Belle had the same problem for years. It involved many trips to the vets and trying different medicines and putting her on a prescription diet,none of it cheap but worth it. In the end we took the vets advice and had to make that awful decision. There is an operation the vet told us about, where the colon is removed. The down side to this is it can leave them with no control over their poo, as Belle was a house cat it was just a step to far for us. I hope that Sammy's problem is controlled by the medicine. Poor little thing, it's not nice to see them in pain.

    On the positive side Belle had 10 years of a very good happy life, she was a house cat as I've said but that was her own choice, she could go out she was chipped but she never wanted to.

  2. Oh Dear, that's a hard call as you head away - but at least Sammy is in the place for best care. I do hope you have a great time - and that you get away, with all the travel problems we're seeing on our TV news.

    Happy Christmas, and a lovely holiday to you,

  3. I'm so very sorry to hear about Sammy, we were going through such agonies with Newton this time last year with a similar roller-coaster ride of hope and then despair and it was unbearable. I do hope the medicine actually works this time and you come back to a happier and healthier cat. Sending lots of love to you and I really do empathise. xxxx

  4. Oh dear. My sister's cat Harry has a similar problem and has to be regularly sedated and unblocked. It's a nightmare. My sister tried a probiotic drink for cats but I think he's got too bad for it to be effective. Every poo is greeted with cheers.
    Have a happy 2011 Julie.

  5. I hope Sammy is recovered by now.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. x