Monday, November 20, 2006

Doing Well

Chatham had a good weekend. We couldn't remember when he last had a BM, so we fed him pumpkin (for the fiber, ya see) and he finally produced a couple of small, hard BMs (don't ya just LOVE this?). He seemed perkier after that. Can't believe that he ate canned pumpkin. He's been doing plenty of peeing ... it's the pooping that we were worried about.

Normally we've been keeping our bedroom door closed - the room is set up for him with everything he could need. But the last few days we've let the door stay open as long as there wasn't anything for Salem to mess with. We decided that Chatham wouldn't come down the stairs because he knew his limitations. Well, to our surprise, he DID come down. We found him in the kitchen by the spot where his food bowls used to be.

Today he produced a WHOLE LOT MORE little poops. Wore himself out doing it, too. Lay right down in his litter box, the poor thing was so tired. I did take him to the vet clinic today for a check up. The substitute Vet was there - Dr. Henry just LOVEs Chatham. She felt him up - no more poops inside - felt his hips and back legs (he often holds one at an odd angle) and proclaimed that everything was in the proper place, just old age stuff going on. Keep up the good work, she said. She praised him, even when he was acting up - who'da thunk that a 19 year old cat would cause so much trouble? She had to get April in to help hold him while she was examining him.

Best news is that he has actually gained weight - he's back up to 8 pounds!

17 Comments:

Blogger The Meezers said...

HOORAY for you Chatham!! Gaining weight, walking down the stairs and pooping! Our mommy usded to get 'acited when Norton and Trixie did that too - getting old is hard on a kitty and their beans. We is so furry happy that you is feeling better!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Owe! Poopy problems! Our Mommakitty said she had a meezer n the past who had poopy probs when he got old and she fed him pumpkin too! He eventually had to have a kitty enima! Mommakitty feeds us pumpkin once a month - we likes it!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Gemini said...

Yeah Chatham! You are gaining weight and it's not all poop that you couldn't pass!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

Yes you feel better when all of the internal parts are working. So keep on eating and keep on, umm, eliminating.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Chatham, dude...there are few pleasure in life that cats have, and a giant poop is one of them. My people don't get excited when I manage one, so take advantage of your people and poop to your heart's content! Try it on a pillow, that ALWAYS gets a good reaction!

If you want, you can have the couple of pounds that I gained. I don't want 'em...

9:03 PM  
Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Yay for you Chatham! Workin innards feels good! (I know, mine don't always work so great wif my IBS.) We're all really glad to hear you're feelin better.
Lotsa Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Mini, Boni, Gree, Pepi, Sanjee

8:07 AM  
Blogger Sahara said...

It is good to hear you are still gaining weight Chatham...Keep up the turds and you will feel much better...

11:10 AM  
Blogger Rascal said...

Excellent report! Obviously he's feeling much better. Not too sure about that pumpkin however as I've never tried it. Sounds like something Mom's bunnies would have eatern.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Godd news! Good news! Good news!! I´m happy for Chatham!!!

A lot of good vibrations for your recovery!!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I'm so glad Chatham is doing better! what a nice vet to love him even when he acts up!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Gigolo Kitty said...

Oh goody! The GK is so glad that his buddy is doing better.

1:29 PM  
Blogger one of us said...

Concatulations Chatham and hears to more poops :) ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

9:34 PM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

we is happy for you and your beans! good v-e-t reports are furry important.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

Hey!Chatham how are you doing now?
Hope to see some more stuffs from you. And hey, you too can check out wat mysterious tom is upto..hehe!!

njoy!!!!

12:15 AM  
Blogger DEBRA said...

Chatham

Keep up the gud poops!

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Abby

6:05 AM  
Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Although it may not be pleasant to talk about, proper elimination is very important. Anyone with a cat, especially an older one, will understand. Great Chatham is gaining weight!!!

CalicoMom Toni

12:26 PM  
Blogger PrincessMia said...

Purrs to you, Chatham. I'm glad to hear that you're doing better. Take good care of yourself.

4:05 PM  

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