Sunday, May 18, 2008


X your fingers for Nortie.
Originally uploaded by Erin Or Die.

This is Norton. You've seen him before. He is my most bestest cat friend. On Wednesday when I came home from work, he was acting very strangely. I knew something was wrong when he didn't come running at the sound of the cat food hitting his bowl. He was hiding under furniture and making those awful, heart-breaking cat yowlie sounds. We rushed him to the animal hospital that evening. They told us his urethra was blocked so the poor thing couldn't pee, which can be deadly if not treated quickly. They put him on a catheter and on Friday he had surgery to widen his urethra. This is probably too graphic and I'm sorry but oh well this is what is going on. He's been at the emergency animal clinic since Friday night and we're trying to stay hopeful, but he won't eat, and he's having trouble emptying his bladder without the catheter. We went to visit him yesterday and it was so sad. He has a big cone around his neck so he can't get at his sutures or the catheter, and he's all shaved and dirty and his eyes are all wild and red. He kept hiding in the corner and he wouldn't even eat with us there to feed him. He kept stumbling into shit with that big dumb cone around him. It is the most saddest thing ever to watch normally happy-go-lucky, super-friendly Nort-Nort in so much obvious discomfort. We feel very helpless and awful and all I want is him to get better and come home safe. Please keep Noodle in your thoughts or something, and wish him a speedy recovery. It doesn't feel right without him here.


Sarah said...

Delurking to send my best thoughts - have two cats of my own and know how awful it is when they are sick

maripat said...

Hi Erin sweetie, I sent you an e-mail to say how sorry I am to hear that Norton is sick. I don't know if you check your e-mail or your blog more often, so I figured I should cover both grounds. I know how much your kitties mean to you, so I feel your pain. I am keeping my fingers, toes, and even my eyes crossed if that helps to make him all better! Love you all, Mom

Alison Boon said...

You poor thing. It must be awful to see him so. Wishing you lots of positve energy and prayers for a speedy recovery.

bowiechick said...

Just stumbled upon your blog by chance. Sorry to hear about Norton and by the way he could be my cat Tobias smaller kid-brother. Tobias has suffered the same surgery too. I have him on Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO formula and he's been just fine though weighs in at about 15 lbs. His fur is lusciously soft.

Best healing wishes to Norton.