Monday, April 13, 2009


Update: 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009
Maximillian’s vet called. A blockage to the intestines has been ruled out. However, Maxi’s temperature shot up to 106.3, and our good Dr Glaise says that something else was afoot. And foot I believe, is the issue.

Maxi is polydactyl, and has large toes and even smaller ones, and many, MANY toes on his left foot. One toe, hidden beneath his furry goodness, had an ingrown toenail that the Emergency Vet missed last night. This toenail was dug into Maxi’s foot about 3/4”, and had swollen tissue surrounding it.

So, he has been started on antibiotics, given more pain meds (the vet thinks that his spondylosis found last night was a coincidental factor in the entire event, and will be treated once we have Maxi back to health) and the IV catheter pulled from his leg in case it is an infection from the IV site. He may be staying overnight again if his fever does not come down by 4:00 p.m.

I promise to let you know how things go. Thank you again for all of your beautiful supportive comments. It is truly sweet, and goes straight into our hearts and spirits. Bless you all.


Parker said...

We're prayin' for him and for a good outcome!

The Creek Cats said...

We are doing major purring and praying for Maxi! We are also sending positive vibes your way!!

Angus Mhor said...

My mom says to tell you she is praying as well! I will send Max my best purrs and purrayers will go up to the Ceiling Cat for his full recovery.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! We are purring and barking that Maxi is okay!

Cat with a garden said...

We just read what happened and are sending our strongest purrs for the beautiful boy!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, poor Maxi. But we're relieved the vet caught the infected toe. That must have been very painful. We hope he will start doing better right away.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh no! We got to the pee see for just a few minutes today to find out Maxi is feeling bad :( Mom got her knee fixed yesterday and I was busy purring on her. Gree says she'll do double purr duty today on Mom so I can come purr with yall. Everycat says they'll purr for Maxi today along with Mom. I'll bring chix-hen and ham and croissants for everybody too.
::smoochies to my handsum Dr. Tweety::
da Mini

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