Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tough Week


This is as close as I get to the outdoors. Darn!
Not so much for me...but for my feline companion, Diesel.  He's got it rough at both ends -- the front, enclosed in an "Elizabethan" collar (!) to keep him from getting at the tubes draining the wounds at the rear.  Unbeknownst to me, he apparently had an altercation on one of his evenings out, and though I noticed what I thought was a healing scratch on his back about a  week ago, it wasn't till late Tuesday night that infection reared its ugly head.

Haaarrumph!
A chunk of change later, and he's doing very well, though eating is a messy challenge, and he feels very sorry for himself -- in large part because I won't let him out!  The appendages are due to be removed on Tuesday morning....

1 comment:

Kathie Briggs said...

Poor Diesel, What a loss of feline dignity. One of our dogs had to wear an Elizabethan collar for several weeks following surgery. It didn't slow him down much. He's 110 pound lab and his collar did a lot of collateral damage. Hope Diesel heals up quickly.