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He’s doing better

February 18, 2012

I’ve been informed that it’s been too long since I last posted. It’s true I’ve been having trouble concentrating; ideas come to me and I start writing and can’t seem to get them into finished form. Mostly this is related to some difficulties with pain management but this week with careful stretching and a bit more drugs than usual I’m feeling a bit better. Now I’m back to almost no drugs and getting around so well one of my co-workers noticed the improvement. But Oscar’s condition is even more improved than mine, and he is the subject of this post.

This picture is from this morning, and as I write this he is reposing on the cushion on my desk.

A few weeks ago I found him under the basement steps in the middle of the night, unresponsive, his breathing labored. We gave him extra fluids, antibiotics, some kidney medicine, an enema and lots of care.  At the end of this round of care he showed signs of liver pain but that’s improved too; perhaps metabolizing all that medicine was hard on his furry little system.  Now he’s getting around again. He moves like a very old man (which he is) and he has cataracts so I don’t know how well he can see.  But seems to know where he is going, and he seems to enjoy life so it looks like we have him a while longer. The picture is from this morning, and as I write this he is reposing on the cushion on my desk.

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  1. EdK
    February 18, 2012 at 23:04 | #1

    Glad to hear it. He looks like such a friendly soul, may his pains (and yours) remain manageable.

  2. Ray M
    February 19, 2012 at 07:42 | #2

    I was wondering where you were… it’s good to have you back, and with positive news, to boot!

  3. February 19, 2012 at 08:36 | #3

    I’m happy to read the good news about both you and Oscar. May you both continue to improve because we need to read about both of you!

  4. decrepadmin
    February 19, 2012 at 09:01 | #4

    Thanks everyone! You’re right Ed, he is a friendly soul. He has many friends both human and feline. But he is not popular among the bunny community.

  5. Karen
    February 21, 2012 at 23:07 | #5

    In his facial markings, Oscar reminds me very much of my 8-year-old Rocky, with maybe a bit more white on the nose. But there’s something in Oscar’s eyes (cataracts?) that says “I’m old, I won’t be around forever, let’s enjoy each other while we can.” It was the same look in my beloved kitty Natasha’s eyes, for the last two years before her death.

    Enjoy Oscar while you can.

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