Today was a very stressful day in the Al and Peggy Cunningham household. No, not because of the weather. No, not because of our real estate business. No, not because of the anticipated men's Olympic hockey game. Today was stressful because the littlest one in our family was diagnosed as critically ill.
The littlest one in our family weighs only 4.3 kg according to the doctor and he is our beloved Siamese cat, Joey. Anyone who doesn't have a ball of fur in their family just may not understand our feelings, but let us explain. We spotted little, what we thought were drops of water on the floor, in various spots, only to discover they were pinkish coloured drops of water. Without, going into detail, we realized that our smallest Siamese was the source and he had a problem.
The vet told us our poor little guy had a 'blockage' in his urinary track and a dangerously enlarged bladder that was life threatening. He canceled his other appointments and took our little Joey into surgery immediately.
Returning home, we found Simon, Joey's brother, sitting in the hall waiting for everyone and has since been searching the house for his sibling. You see, they have never been separated before.
Two hours later, we were relieved to be told they had removed the blockage from our little guy and he is resting, albeit with a catheter, and would have to remain under the watchful eyes of a doctor for the next 48 hours.
Yes, its been a stressful day, but now we will sleep well tonight, well maybe not poor Joey.