Yeah, it's cat-blogging. So sue me.
...I took Tommy to the vet yesterday. They confirmed his troubles and proposed a multi-day stay with a commeasurate price tag. I asked if perhaps we could not start out smaller and less annoying for the cat* and they came back with 24 hours "and we'll see."
It's twenty hours now and he's been IV hydrated and otherwise looked after and the vet tells me things have, in fact, run their due course successfully. Planning to pick him up this afternoon along with a new prescription that may help him be a regular sort of cat.
Now I need to find a groomer or some good advice. After all he's been through, he really needs a bath and a comb-out.
* If you think three days of enemas would be fun, please go away. Now. Really.
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