Married to the Empire

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The vet's office called yesterday to say that Calvin needs to come in for another urinalysis. I dropped him off for that this morning.

Calvin has been battling a bladder infection for a while. The antibiotic pills he was given didn't work, so he received a heavy-duty antibiotic shot a couple of weeks ago. He was still peeing on stuff after that. I called the vet to ask about it, and I was told that there was no way he still had an infection after that shot, so it had to be behavioral.

But when he went back in today, guess what? His infection is still hanging on. Steven commented that his infection is as stubborn as he is! It's lessened greatly, but it's still there, so he received another antibiotic shot today. He goes back for another urinalysis in 2 weeks, and if he's still infected, they'll have to send a sample off to an outside lab for a detailed analysis.

If you're prone to praying for animals, would you mind praying for healing for Calvin? I feel stressed about this because we leave for youth camp in 4 weeks. I don't feel right about leaving him if he's still sick. For one thing, I don't think it's fair to the catsitters (my friends) to have to potentially clean up urine messes. They're already going to have to drug him, which is not going to be easy for them. Also, there was that day of unending vomiting that frightened me so badly. If he's still sick, he could have another one of those bouts, and it wouldn't be discovered until evening when his sitters come to see him...

We're down to the wire, and at this point, there may not be time to replace me. I'm committed to going to camp, and the church has paid for my spot. I really don't want to miss this incredible time with our students, so please, if you don't mind, pray for Calvin.


Anonymous said...

No problem. Might it be better to board him at the vet, just in case? I know it's not as cozy as his home, but maybe safer? Just a thought.


Beth said...

I will definitely say a prayer for him! Good luck!

AnneK said...

I will definitely pray for you and your fur baby. Fur babies are precious and I know it hurts so much when they are sick.

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Thank you!

Jennifer, he would be miserable at the vet's office. In fact, his chart has a big note that he's a bolter, meaning that if they're not careful, he'll jump out of his cage and run. Several years ago I picked him up after he'd spent the day there, and after the girl went to get him, he was suddenly racing through the lobby. We were fortunate that no one opened an outside door at that point, because he would have been GONE. He hates it there, even though they're all super nice to him.

And truthfully, if he's sick enough to need to stay at the vet's office, then he's too sick for me to leave him.

Allison said...

I will keep your little one in my prayers.