I guess what scares me the most is he seems to almost have given up fighting this time. When I first found him he was in awfull shape but Tuffy was still in there and even though he could hardly see he would try and play with me or some kind of toy when he had to be in a big dog carrier out in the garage because he would have gotten all the other cats sick.
Now he just sits in my computer chair in our bedroom most of the time with his head down looking at the floor when he isn't sleeping. He can get around ok yet and he still pees in the litter box as far as I know. He would poop in the bathtub when he had his second attack of worms when he had all the blood and goo, I don't know his reason for doing it but I would never had seen what he was going through if he hadn't because of the clumping litter and he is so fussy about covering up his mess in the litter box.
I am going to spend the night with him in the motor home because he can't eat after 10:00 but they said he can have water anytime before the ultra sound so I assume that means they must drug them first. This is the best way to keep food away from him without causing problems with the other cats.
They told me they will have to shave most of his belly but I guess I can live with that to find out whats going on. He just came over by me and he is eating and drinking as we speak, I have water and his food in our bedroom for him so I am glad to see that. I broke down big time this morning when I was giving him his Albon and cried and hugged him for a long time and that seemed to make him feel a little better also, like the bond between us is stronger now than before.
I am praying the ultra sound will give us a clue as to what is going on in there. They said the test will cost around $500 which I think is crazy because my vets office can do the exploritory surgery with biopsy's for less than that. His vet said that if they want to operate on him after the ultra sound to say no and get ahold of her because she can handle doing surgery just as well as they can up there at the hospital and not charge me thousands of dollars. My worst fear is they are going to say he has something that can't be fixed or be controlled, I am trying to be positive about Tuffy getting better but like Yvonne told me today that if he won't be with me much longer that at least he lived a year longer than he would have if I had not brought him home and did all I have done for him.
I can't think like this untill the time comes so Tuffy don't feel I am giving up also. We have been through so much together already and we will beat this problem too.
I also need to thank everyone who has followed along with all this on this forum and have prayed for Tuffy to get better, it means allot to me and Tuffy. Sometimes I think he knows I am talking about him on here because he will get up and climb on my lap as I am typing on the computer.
As soon as I get home tommorow from the hospital I will post what all went on. They had better tell me what they found right away if anything and not give me this crap about sending the info to my vet first. I found out the last time he was there they faxed his papers to the wrong vet clinic in town here. I had called the hospital to find out what all the tests showed and was told they faxed all the stuff to his vet already so I went down there to see it and they told me they never got anything, so they had to call back up there to see what was going on and then they finally got the reports. His vet was not happy either because they were waiting to learn what if anything new was discovered. Its bad enough what these big fancy places charge to go there but I would think they could at least send the stuff to the right place.