Tuesday, July 27, 2010

$2000 dog toy

Monty's surgery went very well. They removed the blockage and the vet said that his intestines looked good, and he expected him to recover well. Now we have to hope that the kidney failure and pancreatitis were effects of him being extremely dehydrated, and not a coincidental additional problem. He's home now and seems to be in pretty good spirits, considering.

Luckily he didn't have an intussuscuseption of his intestines (where the intestine gets stuck inside itself) and he didn't have a tumor or growth. So what was in there? Did he eat one too many woodland creatures? No... for some unimaginable reason he swallowed a piece of one of Brodie's dog toys making this, I think, probably the world's most expensive dog toy. Brodie has jaws of steel and will occasionally manage to chew off a chunk of his super heavy duty almost indestructible red rubber dog toy, which Monty apparently thought would make a tasty snack. It's very strange. This toy is old and filthy (Brodie plays with it in the yard) and I don't even like to touch it so I cannot imagine why Monty wanted to eat it. Yuck!

He gets to start on some small portions of food tomorrow, and we're hoping he'll start eating and drinking again and will be back to his normal happy self in no time. Until then, Monty says... "I've had a hard day, please let me sleep..."

4 comments:

david said...

That is one smart kitty.
I am glad he is doing ok though.

Carole said...

Poor Monty kitty. Get well soon! You must be related (distantly) to Justin and Jen's cat, Finn. They spent $1200 keeping him alive as a newly adopted rescue kitten and another $2000 last year when he developed a kidney disease that caused a renal blockage and required surgery to correct the problem. Finn is doing a lot better these days, thanks in part to his special cat food ($47/bag) and lots of love! Guess we're all a bit crazy but we love our pets!

Tanya Cothran said...

I'm glad Monty is now on the mend! Get well soon Monty - and stick to woodland creatures, not red Brodie toys!

Robbie said...

Glad to hear hes getting better, i did wonder if you would spend so much if i ate something stupid... or if Ben did...