Oh man, its been a bit of a draining week. After attending a long birth and going to straight to work afterwards, I came home to find Grayling acting really strangely. He's a normally really sociable cat (read obsessed with being in the same room as us) and was now sleeping either in the hall closet or under my desk in the den, in the dark. Knowing that he's a really old and has had kidney problems for quite some time we knew it could potentially be really bad, which on 2 hours sleep wasn't the easiest to deal with. Kindly, our lovely friends not only drove us to the vet but took a stroll with us around Granville Island while we waited for the results. He ended up having to stay in the hospital for a couple of nights and initially it seemed like we were only getting worse case scenarios. It was particularly tough on Richard, who's had Gray-guy as a companion for the past 13yrs. The idea that we potentially had to make a decision somewhat based on economics was really difficult (ok, the economic side still has been really difficult...thank goodness for credit cards), but thankfully when the vet called us this morning we had some good news and were able to pick him up this afternoon! The difference between when we first dropped him of and now is like night and day, and although we still have to keep an eye on him for a few days, we're so so happy to have him home.
Note the GIANT paw. Not even a trick of the camera, but apparently just full of fluid. Mmmm.