Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tucker James Is Sick

My big cat, Tucker James, is sick and in the hospital. Thursday, we noticed we hadn't seen him in several hours, so Jim went looking for him. He found him downstairs, unable to walk. When I called the vet, they said to bring him in immediately.

They found he had a serious bladder problem and couldn't urinate. So he's been staying at the animal clinic since then. He's still not out of danger. We really won't know anything definite until Monday. I'm hoping he'll make it.

22 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

Your cat is sooo cute! I am sorry to hear about what happened to him. I hope he gets well fast and heads back home where he belongs.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Oh poor baby! I hope the vet's able to figure out what's going on and he'll be better soon.

Nancy said...

aww I hope he gets better. I blame these stupid cat foods that dont give cats what they should have, just lots of corn which is not good for them!! Then they get used to it though and its hard to switch foods.
I worry about my old cat who according to IAMs cat food ads, should be aging fantastically, but he's not. All he ever ate was IAMS and I dont believe I've ever seen a more decrepit 12 yr old cat. I switched him to purina one which still isnt optimal but he seems a little better.
I really hope your kitty cat is ok!!! Keep us updated!!!!

Pat's Place said...

Thinking good thoughts for Tucker James.

Lesley said...

Oh Barbara, poor Tucker.... and poor you. It's awful when our pets are ill. Here's hoping that the vet can help him. My positive thoughts are with you.

Lesley said...

p.s. Maybe it's nothing more serious than a bladder infection and once that is put right he'll be feeling much better.

Jolyn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Tucker James and a speedy recovery. So sorry to hear about this.
Have a blessed weekend,
Jolyn

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Your pic is just adorable!

So sorry to hear about Tucker James' illness. Sure hope he's better soon.

Anita said...

Aww hun, I'm sorry to hear about your cat being sick! I hope little Tucker will be getting better soon. I'll keep him and ya'll in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheila DeChantal said...

Oh - I am so sorry to hear that! Hope all turns out ok.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, poor Tucker James. Our kitty Trouble gets special food for cats with urinary tract problems. It has kept him healthy. I think he is about 10.

imbookingit said...

I'm sorry. I hope he gets well quickly. I know how hard that wait is!

Star said...

oh oh! that doesn't sound good, does it and he doesn't look like he'd want to be messed around much, either. Do hope you get good news soon. I'll be watching anxiously to see how the recovery goes.
Good luck with it. Have you got insurance?
Blessings, Star

Carmen said...

That is so sad! I love cats! Yours looks like it has attitude...even better! Surely they'll be able to fix him up and send him home soon! You're in my thoughts!

Patricia said...

I hope that Tucker James recovers from his urinary blockage. My Maine Coon had that condition years ago and I switched him to Science Diet for the rest of his life. He never did have a reoccurrence.

Nancy said...

How is he doing today?

Vikki G said...

Barbara,
I am so sorry! He is so beautiful and I know how much you love him...will be saying a prayer for Tucker's healing! Our animals are family...and the Lord cares about them and for them too.
Blessings,
Vikki

Tess said...

Thinking about you and Tucker James ... I know how hard it must be for you to have him away from home!

Life Potentials Network said...

Keeping you and Tucker James in my prayers and thoughts. He is a gorgeous creature. It is so hard to watch a pet suffer. I hope you have good news for us soon....xo

Karen (KayKay) said...

Oh no! I hope he gets better and is able to be home soon.

debbie said...

Dear Barbara,
I am so very sorry Tucker James is in the hospital.
My dh, me, Andy Pandy, Sarge Spacey and Sammy are praying for him.
The bladder is the big issue with cats...and it is so serious quickly.....
all our concern and prayers for a speedy recovery
WE ARE PULLING FOR YOU TUCKER JAMES
Angel Hugs
debbie

Cindy said...

I'm very sorry to hear Tucker James is sick. I hope he'll be back to his normal self very soon.