Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Prisoner

Charlie here.

First the silly human takes me to a place reeking of hospital smell.

Then another human in a white coat sticks things in me!

Even when I puff up and scream this evil human continues to jab me with sharp things!

I am so incensed I am showing my fangs and claws and doing my best “touch me and I will not be responsible for the consequences” growl!

But this nasty human does not stop with sticking things in me! They HURT!

Now I am being kept prisoner against my will.

I would very much like to protest at my forced confinement.

Please make this silly human open the front door so I may at least go next door! Thank you.

I say: LET ME OUT!!


NOW!!!



Bloggie friends!! Charlie’s been diagnosed with what the vets think is pharyngitis. Oh dear! :-(

His throat is sore and inflamed. Awwww poor little thing!!!

So he is on meds and has to be kept indoors - hence his protest! We shall return to the vets on Thursday for a further check. Hopefully it'll be good news!!

Thank you my wonderful bloggie friends for sending him your kind thoughts and best wishes!

Have a Wizard of Oz Wednesday everyone!

43 comments:

ABBY said...

Charlie
Sweetie we are sending you healing purrs to soothe your body and also help with you being kept a prisoner! We know that is harder than being sick. But we are relieved that you will be all better very soon.

purrin
xoxox
Abby

roxy said...

Poor Charlie! No one likes being poked with needles. Of course, I might like confinement if I had a good book with me, but that can't be expected of a cat-of-action. Oh well, at least Charlie looks beautiful when angry . . .
Hope our friend gets better soon!

Summer Ross said...

Poor charlie- I hate it when I'm confined to my bed..so I could imagine your dislike of being held indoors.
Good luck getting better!

The Teacher's Pets said...

I confess that I've never heard of a cat contracting pharyngitis but I have heard of human's contracting the virus so of course I know exactly what the symptoms are. The advice that I have for Charlie is to listen to your mom and stay indoors and take your meds until you feel better again!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie buddy, I'm sending a key via mouse - don't eat the key!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sorry, Charlie! We can't explain the things we do that are good for cats in the long run when they don't seem good at the time.

I'm glad the diagnosis isn't too bad.

Repositório said...

I´m sending my best wishes to Charlie!!!! Kisses and hugs friends!

Elizabeth said...

Get well soon, Charlie. In the meantime, there's a game my cat friends like to play when they're inside. It's called Tear Up Everything You Can Get Your Hands On. Hopefully that will keep you entertained most of the time.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh no Charlie we are sorry you have a sore throat and have to stay in the house! But we think you should try to rest so you feel better quicker and then can go out quicker! We hope that your meds are not too terrible and we are sending you tons of purrs and prayers to get better very soon!! We hope the next vet appointment goes good and they give you a good report!!

KarenG said...

Charlie clearly does NOT like being kept indoors. But when we are sick we have to rest Charlie. So we can get better. Get better soon you gorgeous hunk of a cat!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear Charlie has a sore throat and hope it is nothing serious; best of luck at the vet visit on Thursday...We will purr and pray for sweet Charlie to feel better soon...Kisses to Charlie, hugs to you, Jenn...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Charlie! How in the world did you get that? Howling? We are sending warm purrs and Mommy is sending tummy snorgles to you.
pee ess: If you work this right, you can get all sorts of yummy mooshed fudz.

The Chair Speaks said...

Get well soon purrs from all of us.

Manzanita said...

Dear Old Kitty,
This bloggy thing and computers. Modern Marvels! You and your cat are across a body of water that it once took me 7 days to cross by ship. I've only seen pictures of Charlie but yet how can I care so much that he's incarcerated and unhappy and hurting from needles and how heartsick you must be. There's something wonderful about humans and their genuine ability to reach out and care about others because I know all your bloggy followers are feeling as I do now.
Thank you for writing the post and keeping us informed. May Charlie be home in his own bed very soon.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Oooo poor grouchy kitty! Sending cuddles his way :)

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Al said...

Poor Charlie.
How terrible to be trapped in a conspiracy of terrible humans!
They just don't understand a sensitive kitty's needs.

fairyhedgehog said...

Poor, poor Charlie! I do hope he feels better soon.

Mr Puddy said...

Poor thing !
I paws cross for Charlie will be ok.

Purrs from
Puddy

Susan Fields said...

Poor Charlie, I don't think he likes this new arrangement at all. It's hard to be sick, Charlie!

Ellie said...

Poor, poor Charlie. I'm sending you virtual hugs and strokes.

The Monkeys said...

Poor Charlie! We hope you're feeling much better soon and you'll be able to escape your prison!

Kea said...

Poor Charlie!

I just Googled this and apparently it's related to gingivitis and stomatitis...stomatitis is quite serious, actually. Knew of a cat with it, though he was fine after all his teeth were removed.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8421885

Feline gingivitis-stomatitis-pharyngitis.

Diehl K, Rosychuk RA.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins.
Abstract

Inflammatory conditions of the feline mouth are commonly encountered in small animal practice. Although the majority can be attributed to dental disease and a small percentage are due to autoimmune diseases, the eosinophilic granuloma complex, neoplasia, and other miscellaneous syndromes, many cases appear to be due to a gingivitis-stomatitis-pharyngitis complex, which is likely multifactorial in origin. Viruses, bacterial infection, diet, dental disease, oral conformation, genetic predisposition, hypersensitivities, immunoinsufficiencies, and other defects in oral defense mechanisms may all be contributory. The complexities of this syndrome have made it one of the most challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems in feline medicine.

My suggestion would be to research this, Jennifer, and find out what you can, so that you can go armed with plenty of info to make informed decisions. NOT saying you don't...only mentioning this because I know we have to advocate for our fur companions and for ourselves, because vets (and doctors) certainly don't know everything and often make mistakes. Very often make mistakes.

Big kitty kisses to Charlie and hugs to you. Lots of purrs and healing Light from us all!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending gentle purrs to ease your sore throat.
If you are kept inside the best thing to do to occupy yourself is a little house trashing so your mum has some clearing up to do when she crawls in from her work - which is so unimportant compared to the nrsing duties she should have been doing all day!
Remember on your next v-e-t visit do not have a wee all day but wait until you are on the torture table and then let it flow - watch how their feet jump backwards - such fun!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

Oh Charlie, those vet persons are horrible aren't they. But it sounds like you needed them. We are sending tons of purrs that you get better soon. Please take care. Hugs to Mom. We know she is worried.

Tara said...

Aww, hope Charlie is feeling better soon!

Ann said...

Poor Charlie, hope he feels better soon. Poor you, hope you are not stressing too much.

Take Care!!!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, Charlie!!!!!!!! Life is full of injustices, but sometimes they are for our own good. We are purraying that you will soon be fit as a fiddle and able to go outside again.

We love you and Old Kitty.

Jenny Woolf said...

Poor charlie! I don't suppose you would appreciate whisky and lemon.... ? Hope you're better VERY SOON!

Bossy Betty said...

Charlie! Please get well soon! I wuv you!

Jayne said...

Oh I am sorry to hear Charlie is poorly - wish him better from me (and Ginger and Abigail) very soon!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, poor Charlie! On the upside, I'm very impressed with your typing. Maybe you should write a book during your confinement.

Talli Roland said...

Oh, poor Charlie! I do hope he feels better soon! Sore throats are the worst.

Reenie said...

Purrs for sweet Charlie. Hoping the vet visit goes well. He's looking so cute in all his floofyness!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Poor, poor Charlie :( And poor you. You must be so worried about him. I hope the meds do the trick and that he gets to feeling better soon so he can go back outside. Hugs to both of you!!

Travis Erwin said...

Hang in there Charlie.

Felted House said...

Poor Charlie, how horrid to have a sore throat AND then have someone poke you AND then not be allowed out to play - do give him a stroke from me and Archie and I do so hope he feels better very soon xx

notesfromnadir said...

Oh, poor Charlie's had a rough week. I hope he's much better & can go out on Thursday afternoon.

Sending you get well hugs, Charlie.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh no ...poor Charlie! I hope the meds help him heal quickly, poor chap! Perhaps a nice hot water bottle placed inside a blanket and pout where he sleeps would help him feel drowsy and not miss the outdoors as much? If not can you pry off the drain cover and bring it inside for him to lay on?

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Oh NO! I hope Charlie feels better soon...

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh poor Charlie - never heard of a kitty or a woofie with pharangitis. So glad you caught it. Hope he is better soon and once again prowling his kingdom at will.

Rene said...

Awwww, Charlie, we are sorry you are feeling low. We hope you get lots of purrs and cuddles while you recover. (We like to milk all we can when we're sick.)

wildcatwoodscats said...

we don't like the vet either but we do hope you feel better real soon.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Perhaps if Charlie stops yelling at you to open the door, his throat will get better faster???