Monday, December 27, 2010

My Mancat Vinny


Here is my beautiful golden boy, the 16-year-old Vinny Blackwhisker. I normally don't post during the week, but tonight is an exception. Vinny, with his thyroid problems, now has an upper respiratory infection. I recently adopted a new kitty from the local shelter and that may be how he got it, even though there was no sign initially. Right away, our new addition was put on antibiotics, but Vinny, being vulnerable, picked it up.

Right now, I have a steaming teakettle sitting by his bed where he's curled up and resting. I took him to the vet today (thank God she's just down the street from where we live) and she looked him over, starting him on his own antibiotics. She also took some blood which we had planned for tomorrow to make sure his thyroid was getting enough medication.

Dear friends, I read so many of your blog posts where you patiently give your love and devotion to the pets you hold so dear. I ask for your purrs and prayers for him. His heart is strong. All of his organs are in good shape, but I worry about this latest respiratory illness and pray he doesn't go into distress. He's so thin. I would love to see him robust and healthy again. That would be my wish for the new year.

Well, I have to keep an eye on him. I have the emergency vet hospital's number where I can find it if we should need it during the night. I'm trying to think good thoughts, but I want to be ready, just in case.

As always, I appreciate your being there for us.


--Julie

13 comments:

Cathy Keisha said...

Oh, Julie, I'll start a pawcircle for Vinnie. I hope he gets better so he can run around again. I'll be purraying for you and him. Healing purrz xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

We are purring Loud and Strong for Vinnie! 16 isn't THAT old, we think Vinnie has adventures yet to have. Please keep us posted! {{Hugs}} from Mommy and all of us.

Father Tom said...

Sorry, Tom..
Julie says..He's resting now in the bathroom. I ran a hot shower for about ten minutes, so he's enjoying the steam! I hope it helps. With the door closed, it's getting nice and warm in there, too.

Harry Spotter said...

We are purring and praying for Vinnie. The antibiotic will do the trick and he will be his old self again real soon.

Mr. Pip said...

We are sending Vinnie lots of purrs, prayers, and healing thoughts! Please keep us posted.

Your pal, Pip

OKcats said...

We'll purr for Vinnie for sure! I was sneezing a little this weekend, but I got over it. But since I'm old (about Vinnie's age, at our best guestimate), my mom worries about every little sniffle. That's ok, though, cuz I know she loves me with all her heart. Just like you do Vinnie. So, I'll start purring, and when Zoe hears me and comes to ask me what's up, I'll tell her, and she'll start her purrs up. They'll be extra good for Vinnie, since she's orange like him, so those purrs should go straight to his heart.

Love and purrs, Fuzzy

Mr Puddy said...

I'm glad you post about Vinnie today. I'm purring so deep so hard for him.

And it's so good to hear he have a great time with Julie : )

Fin said...

Deep healing purrs to Vinnie!!!

Cara n Crew said...

We send our purrs and prayers for Vinnie.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie,and Hollie

Kea said...

We are sending purrs and purrayers and Light to Vinnie and hope he'll be just fine. (((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

KJ McLean said...

Good thoughts coming from us, too.

-- Piper, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Nero, and their mom

Brian said...

My sisters and I are sending mega purrs to you Vinnie!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So Vinny was 16? We are reading these posts backwards ...
16 days or 16 years ... there is never a right time to let go of somebuddy you love. ((((hugs))))