Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ralphie Not Feeling Well

My big boy Ralph (the Real One) hasn't been feeling well lately and got to have a visit with the vet. I had noticed that he wasn't eating much lately and had in fact lost some weight. Now mind you Ralph has always been a thin cat so it wasn't all that noticeable at first. When we finally did get him to the vet he actually weighed a paltry 7 pounds...yikes!

He was a VERY good boy in the visit but he did feel well enough to growl at DR. Jason...a lot!

Turns out he has an infected tooth.

What was really amazing was that he got an antibiotic shot that would administer meds to his system twice a day for ten days just from the one shot. No holding down grumpy cats and attempting to risk life and limb to administer them to him.

Four days in and he is feeling so so much better. He has another appointment in four more days to get the tooth looked at in more detail to see what's going on with it. They just wanted to get the infection cleared up first.

He wasn't getting babied enough before, he'll be impossible after this. I may even attempt a picture later. I think I may be able to sneak one in on him...

6 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Oh dear, so glad to hear Ralphie is feeling better and that one shot will work for so long. Jane

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I'm glad your Ralphie's feeling better!!!

Pamela Zimmerman said...

so glad he is feeling better...after all, he is an icon...

Dolores said...

It's awful when the little ones hurt but they just can't tell us. I'm glad he's on the mend.

Sue said...

So glad that Ralphie is recovering! That antibiotic shot sounds like a gem!

FishStikks said...

Thanks everyone for all the well wishes for Ralphie. He really is feeling better. I guess we'll see how the teeth cleaning goes on Wednesday. Could be scary.