Thursday, March 22, 2012


Thanks everyone for your prayers and purrs - it worked! My mom tells me that dad's procedure went well. He needed only one stent and got to come home the same day. So, now he's resting at home. Yea!! 

Dad, I hope you feel better soon! I'm sure if you had a cat purring in your lap it would expedite the healing process. I would loan you one (or two) but the distance is great. Sadly, I don't think dog licks are nearly as effective a healing agent as cat purrs but I guess you'll have to make do.

I also really, really appreciated everyone's comments about the euthanizing of in utero kittens. I was feeling horrid about it and knowing that I'm not alone helps me a lot. Together we can grieve the loss and keep doing what we can to care for the community cats.

No new news on Willow. She continues to act normal (and wonderful!) I haven't been around to witness a poop event to know how that goes for her. Hopefully, I'll get that opportunity over the weekend - that sounds like a good time!


  1. Glad the procedure went smoothly and your Dad is home to recover.
    Maybe Willow's stool was a little hard that day which lacerated her anus? Hopefully it was just a one time thing.

  2. Once my Armand was having some diarrhea and his anus was red and irritated, so I put some antibiotic ointment just on the exterior and it seemed to help. Medication helped get his diarrhea resolved and the ointment helped his sore fuzzy butt! (My home veterinary handbook suggested the ointment for that sort of situation). If she is constipated, see if you can get her to drink more water, or if she is a wet food eater, try mixing a little canned (non spiced) pumpkin or vegetable oil in the wet food. Pumpkin is better, but I have successfully used a small amount of oil when that is all I had.....

  3. We're so glad for the update, thanks for posting it! It's great news your dad's home now and recovering. And paws crossed that Willow remains just fine.

  4. Glad your Dad is on the mend...and Willow too ,hopefully.
    Jane x

  5. the power of the purr is pretty amazing... :)

  6. Oh, Phil, when I asked for your assistance yesterday I didn't realize how much was impacting your world. It is good to hear your dad is doing better. You have received good advice about Willow. Hope it was a one time only thing.

  7. Thank goodness about your Dad's great news. I hope he heals quickly.

  8. I am so happy your Dad is doing well! The power of prayer and great doctors! Love the photos as always. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Linda

  9. I had one incident of one of my cats passing blood in his stool. I never figured out who it was and it never happened again. Maybe a hemorrhoid? Do cats have those?

  10. I'm glad your dad is doing good! Never easy when you are so far apart. And I agree, having a kitty or two curled up in your lap is always a big help in ensuring a speedy recovery. ;)

    And there are a lot of sweet kitties over here!

    xo Catherine

  11. So glad to hear the procedure went so well for your Dad and he's hope recuperating.


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