worried again

It looks like the swelling on Little Mer’s chin is coming back again. He’s been off of antibiotics for about a week and we were really hopeful that the antibiotics kicked out the infection. He’s too weak for any kind of anesthesia or surgery, so we were really hoping that the antibiotics would work.

A few minutes ago, Chun, crazy kitten that he is, knocked a bunch of books off a shelf onto Ping and Merlin. The shelf was behind their chair. I think most of it fell on Ping, who has ample padding, but it startled Merlin, and Merlin fell when he jumped onto the floor. He gets a little wobbly now and then, even though he’s still active and jumps onto the coffee table and the chairs – though my bed is too high for him now. It’s really hard seeing him so frail but he doesn’t seem to notice. When he falls down, he picks himself right back up. When someone pushes him out of the way for an extra bite of breakfast, he butts his head right back into the dish. Nothing can keep him from a yummy snack.

Anyways, we’ll talk to the vet again tomorrow. I’m hoping they have some good ideas.

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14 Responses to worried again

  1. LBeeeze says:

    Sending good thoughts to you and Mer. Take care.

  2. capnstephel says:

    *hug* I hope he’s ok soon

  3. lauowolf says:

    Hugs for all.
    btw, you can rig a step or steps up to the bed by arranging boxes, or book piles, or what have you.
    Boe can’t jump, so he’s had a small and a large box set set up for a while.
    The other cats seem to like it too, since there is less chance of unexpectedly landing on a sleeping cat.
    Give the boy a pat from me.

    • littlemiao says:

      thank you for the step idea. i’m sure i can manage something with boxes.

      merlin hasn’t been going upstairs much lately, which is discouraging because we thought for a while that his arthritis was getting better.

      i will give him plenty of pats from you.

  4. Laurie says:

    I was going to make a suggestion like Lauo, if you haven’t already done that.

    Good thoughts for little Merpuff, and for you in your worry.

  5. Lurkertype says:

    Poor little Merp. Although I’m glad he doesn’t realize how bad off he is.

    I love that Ping isn’t bothered.

  6. Jaypo says:

    Lauo’s idea is a good one. Like those doggie steps you see in catalogs and stuff. Make it easier for him. It is so hard to see them become frail. My love to MerPuff.

  7. snoringKatZ says:

    Sending good thoughts to MerlinMagicPuff! I hope he continues to feel fine even if he isn’t fine. Because that’s all that matters.

  8. Drude says:

    Little fragile Merlin, I hope he’s in good spirits and keeps you happy in spite of everything. (((hugs)))

  9. arbed says:

    You’re a fighter, little guy, just remember that! It’s not just anycat who could hunt down all those glitter balls, you know. Feel better soon!

  10. pegoftilling says:

    Poor Merlin! I hope the vet is brilliant!

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