Friday, April 13, 2007

Busy Week

We haven't posted for a while. Things are busy at work. We've had a pretty eventful week at home too. First, Madness wants me to say that none of it was her fault. And this time she is right.

Last Friday Bubbles did not come home at his usual time, so I went out to look for him. He often hangs out in the open field behind our apartment, so I went looking for him there. Naturally I stepped into a hole and sprained my ankle very badly. So there I was, hopping on one leg calling: Bubbles! Bubbles! Like a crazy person. I was more than a little surprised that nobody showed up in white coats with a straitjacket. Eventually Bubbles showed up and it was obvious that he got into a fight (again).

His wounds did not look bad. Over the weekend, I was the one hopping around everywhere on an ankle that was now the size of a tennis ball. By Monday I could walk around reasonably well, but now Bubbles was limping and had a swollen front leg.

So on Tuesday I took Bubbles to the vet and he gave us some antibiotics. On Wednesday Bubbles was not doing well at all and by the evening I could see that an abscess has formed in his leg, so we went back to the vet on Thursday. They drained the abscess and cleaned it. Bubbles was a very good boy (as usual) so they could do it without giving him anesthesia. Today he is doing much better. I have to take him back next week for a checkup.

Here is a picture of his leg. It is kinda gross so you might not want to look if you just had dinner. Even though it looks bad, he is fine and it should heal well given some time.

Right now he is hanging out in the courtyard as if nothing is wrong with him at all.


Madness and Mrs. B are doing fine. Madness just keeps saying to make sure everycat knows that this was not her fault. My ankle is now sickly shades of blue and yellow, but is also continuing to improve. So hopefully we will all be back on our feet soon.

Oh, our downstairs neighbor John now has a Catster page. He is an indoor kitty, but is always watching us through the window and chatting with us. Bubbles thinks he would make a great brother for Madness, but then Bubbles thinks everycat would be a good brother for Madness as long as it is not him. Go say hi to John, he is a cutie.

24 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh Bubbles! That is a bad ouchie! I hope it gets better soon. You are very brave to have that abscess drained without anesthesia. I hope you and your Mommie are feeling bettter soon.

ps: Your background is cute!

Kelly Cat said...

It's good to see you post again, even though we wish the news was better for you. All the Good Cats send healing vibes to both you and Bubbles.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

That's why mom won't let us out to play unless we are leashed (yuk) and she's with us. We tried to tell her dat we can take care of ourselfs but she says dat dis is a danjerus werld and she wood rather be sher.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

We were missing you a lot! I'm glad that you're back but sorry you and Bubbles got hurt. What a rough week indeed!

Kaze

Tara said...

I'm glad both of you are doing better. Makes Mom convinced she is right in only letting me out with my harness! But I would have so much fun without it!
Tara

John said...

Hi Bubbles! Thanks for mentioning me on your blog! We are sorry to hear about the injuries--both yours & your mom's!

Mom would love to adopt Madness (she has already casually mentioned it to Dad), but we will be moving to a new apartment this summer with a very strict pet policy. :( I know Mom plans to expand her furry family someday, though. We will definitely keep in touch after the move! :)

The Meezer Gang said...

You guys had a bad week! But we are glad that you are recovering and that you are back blogging. We were worried!

Caesar and Princess said...

Awwwww. Bubbles, I hope your leg wound gets better. owie. It looks very hurtie.

and we hope your mommie gets better too. have you heard of the R.I.C.E. treatment??
Please get the swelling down and feel better

The Meezers said...

oh Bubbles, we is sorry that you has a hurty leg! And we is sorry that your mom has a hurty leg too. we hopes you all feels better soon!

Cheysuli said...

Bubbles, I'm very sorry to hear that you have an abcess.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh, you poor fings! Hey, Bubbles, how'd the ofur cat come out of that fite? I'm no fiter meself.

Make sure you gif yur mom lotsa fur an purr therapy cuz she got hurt lookin fur YOU an she tooked you to the vet twice an really cares.

Purrs to Madness an Mrs. B, too! How bout a less excitin week!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Oh, my! I'd been wondering how you were doing since I hadn't heard from you in SO long! My poor Bubbles (and your poor mom!). I'll try to teleport over to lick and clean your wound. I haven't had an abscess in such a long time, and now that I stay inside most of the time, I'm not too likely to get another.

Please spend some quality time with your mom so you can heal together.

Purrs,
~Bathsheba

Pumpkin said...

Eeek, that looks like a bad booboo! Bubbles, yu need to stay away frum the mean poodins owtside. Thare bitey iz vury bad fur yu and can make yu sick.

Rascal said...

Purrs, prayers, and tail hugs to both you and Bubbles!

Dragonheart said...

Oh no! I hope that both of your injuries heal quickly! Bubbles, that looks very sore. Sending lots of healing purrs to you and your human.

Boy said...

Oh NO!!! Bubbles! Do be careful!

momsbusy said...

puttin ya'll in ar purrayers. what a bad icky boo boo, bubbles. better let the vet take good care of it. yu make a handsome background too!

hope yur mommees ankle get s better soon. she gots to watch out fer them nasty holes.

yuki & kimiko

Mattingly said...

It seems that foot/ankle injuries are quite common among kitty mom's, and the cause of the injury is usually something to do with a kitty. We hope you are both doing much better now!

Lux said...

Heavens to Betsy! Both you & Bubbles! I hope your ankle's better soon, and that Bubbles' abscess heals quickly!

Dobby said...

Goodness gracious! That's quite a busy time! I hope your ankle's feelin' better... And Bubbles! Dude, you gotta keep yourself healthy.

Madness, I'm glad to know you're not causin' trouble. ;)

Catzee said...

Ooo, yur bloggie looks real purrty. But I'm so sorry Bubbles has an owie. Purrs to Bubbles.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we really like what you did with your blog! we thought maybe you were gone cause you were rescuing more homeless kitties and you'd be back to report that you had a house full of 'em. we sure hope you and Bubbles both are all better really really fast. purrs to all of you!

Emma's Kat said...

Youch, Bubbles and Mom Cecelia! Hope you all are feeling better now. Look, I email you to see how you are doing since you hadn't posted in awhile and I miss Friday's post! Lol:)

mannyed said...

Have you been to the doctor for your ankle, missy?! Glad Bubbles is healing nicely...hope you are to!