Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Christmas Eve service at church was very lovely, and we enjoyed spending time at Carol's afterwards. We came home close to midnight, to find Bodacious still in the nest we'd made for him in the kitchen (the warmest room in the house and a favorite of all furry friends because of the radiant heat in the floor). He hadn't touched his water or his food. But he looked at us a little more brightly and wasn't crying.

On Christmas morning we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. He'd roused himself enough to use his box, and by later in the morning he was drinking a little water. The drugs that we were giving him were beginning to work. Expecting a full and busy day, complete with a toddler and a dog, we moved Bo and his nest, box, and dishes into our bedroom.

We so appreciate the prayers of so many readers on behalf of our kitty. He is doing well! Still isn't eating, but is drinking water and wandering around more. We are confident that he is going to recover from his pancreatitis. The challenge now, of course, that he is feeling better, is completing the course of antibiotic pills that must go down his froat a couple of times each day. While we don't really appreciate the hissing, scratching, and biting that accompany the administration of same, we are thankful that he is doing all of these things. Because on Tuesday, he was not.

10 comments:

Ms. Jan said...

I'm soooo glad that Bo is on the mend. We went through that with our Gator, and it is scary. Perhaps that was the best Christmas gift of all!
xoxo

Karen said...

I am so grateful to hear Bo has turned the corner. Big sigh of relief!

Guenveur in Kent said...

Glad the little beast is recovering. He's a handsome creature intee?

NoVA Dad said...

I'm so glad to hear that Bo is doing so much better; what a wonderful Christmas gift. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2008!

Little Mysteries said...

Great news to hear that Bodacious (great name!) is faring better. Its quite heart wrenching when your pets are sick. Unlike children they cannot tell you that their tummy hurts. I hope that he continues to get better and his recovery is speedy.

Juliann in WA said...

Good news. Thanks for letting us know.

Susan said...

So glad Bo is feeling better!

Tanya said...

What good news! I'm continuing to pray!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Prayers on behalf of beautiful Bo. I'm sorry I hadn't stopped by in a few days, but rest assured the prayers now are fervent, making up for lost time.

Societe panama said...

Hope he'll recover fast, get well soon.