Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordy Wednesday - Charlie Taylor at the Vet

Charlie Taylor agrees to exit the PTU to investigate some goodies from Dr. Smith.

Leslie and Dr. Smith talk to Charlie.

Dr. Smith makes some notes about our sweet Charlie.

Here, Dr. Smith confers closely with her client.
That's one reason she is such a great vet, she really listens to the cats.

Leslie gives Charlie T. a yummy treat -- Recovery Diet -- made of all sorts of stinky things. He loves it. We brought some home with us, too!

Cheryl is one of Charlie's old friends from his lengthy stay. Here he is snuggling up to her.

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Charlie Taylor was almost sick with a cold. Fortunately, having to take him in for meds refill caught it in time. He is now on antibiotic, ear drops and eye drops. Plus he has several new kinds of cat food to try, including the Recovery Diet in the photos above.

He did lose a few ounces, is at 10 pounds in weight. He is somewhat dehydrated, but with his kidney and heart issues, can't have fluids.
Dr. Smith said to remember every day with him is a gift and he is living on borrowed time.

I hope it's a really long time.




25 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE purr that he can borrow a lot of time!

Prince Brutus said...

QM had a cat several years ago, Tomas, who She took into the vet for a check up. It was discovered he was jaundiced, a "yellow cat" as the vet put it. She drew blood for tests, but told QM when cats get liver disease, they go down quickly. She told QM to bring him back in 2 weeks, essentially giving Her time to say goodbye. She prayed over him every moment She had over each day. When they went back to the vet, she examined him and there was no evidence of jaundice-he'd gained weight and was sleek and groomed again. She said she had never known a "yellow cat" to recover. Tomas was known as the Miracle cat after that!
Moral is: when kitteh decides he likes it here very much thank you, they can surprise even the best vets with their longevity!
Charlie Taylor has surprises in store, I'll betcha!
Scritches to the Tough Guy!!
XoXoXo

Marilynn said...

We agree -- Charlie truly is a gift. He seems like such a charmer, and anycat who can come through that way via photos just has to be, right? =)

Keep on living on borrowed time, Charlie! It's fabulous!!

{{{{hugs}}}}

ragdoll cat breeders said...

nice vet...:D

Sweet Praline said...

Charlie Taylor is a fighter! I hope he has a long time left with you.

Camie's Kitties said...

We purr that Charlie Taylor's borrowed time will be long. We are glad the vet caught his cold early.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

yes i hope you have 20 yers

Jan's Funny Farm said...

All elderly should be treated with such respect. Looks like Charlie is popular there.

Reese =^..^= said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet Charlie Taylor. Purraying for lots of time.

pughy said...

I hope its a realy realy long time.. I love it that Charlie is so loved there. That makes going to the vets an not too bad exerience. Thay look as though they are a great bunch of people.

Keep on rocking and rolling Charlie..


Hugs GJ xx

Cat with a garden said...

The "Leslie and Dr. Smith talk to Charlie" picture is wonderful. We hope Charlie Taylor has a lot of quality time still ahead.
Gentlest purrs, Siena & Chilli

Karen Jo said...

I am glad that Charlie had such a good checkup. I hope that Charlie has a government bailout sized account to borrow time from.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What wonderful pictures! Dr. Smith and her staff are the very best people and medical caretakers in the world!!!

Charlie Taylor is a very special cat! I miss him so much! I can't wait until September when I can come down and see all my neices, nephews and BEANS!!!

Love and lots of kisses!!

Auntie Deb

Alasandra said...

We hopes it is a really long time. ~S,S,C & F

The Creek Cats said...

We hope its a very long time too!! Purring for Charlie Cat!!!!

We've never heard of this Recovery Diet before, sounds very interesting!

The Meezers said...

we agree- Charlie is a very most special cat! And we also agree that he will prolly surprise you and stick around for a long time 'acuase he loves you all!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Wait, you get food at your v-e-t?? I get the butt poke. :(

Daisy said...

I hope it is a really, really long time, too! It looks like everyone who meets Charlie loves him!

caspersmom said...

Yep, we hope he borrows a lot of time too. He looks so cute with all the girls in the office. Sandy our vet is like that too. So glad to hear Charlie's weight is up. Mom still can't believe that Gizmo went down to five pounds. Looks like it was a great day at the vet for Charlie.

Casper

Tuck said...

I hope you can borrow lots and lots of time for sweet Charlie!

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

We hope Charlie Taylor is with you a long time, too!! Mom finally has the house ready to sell, so now we can get back to visiting our furiends!! We have missed you!
Your FL furiends,

Milo and Alfie said...

We hope Charlie Taylor can stay a long time too. What a lovely VET he has ~ she's bound to make him feel better!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sending good purrs for Charlie to have many more happy years! He seems so calm at the v-e-t. We both hate going there and growl a lot.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Amy said...

We are all keeping our fingers and paws crossed that his time is L O N G! I am glad they were able to catch that cold before it really settled in and have gotten him the meds for it! He is looking wonderful considering everything he went through. I hope he puts a little more weight on though - maybe the oncoming cold had him eating a bit less, and now it will get better and he will eat more!

Katie and Da Katz said...

We iz purring fur Charlie! Him is a luverly boy! Oh Charlie how sweet u r to da vet peeples! And u gotted stinky goodness!!

Bootsie an Mouse
who knoh about hard stuffoms...