Thanks to everyone who posted messages of sympathy and support. Every one of them is appreciated.

I woke up yesterday hearing a cat crying. Caesar was on the corner of the bed, but hanging on and looking panicky. He couldn’t stand up and kept falling to one side. We rushed him to the vet who put him on a drip. He’d had a stroke and there was swelling on the brain. She phoned that evening to say that he was still bad, and was blind. She phoned again this morning to say that there had been no improvement, and her recommendation was to put him to sleep. He was panicking at every noise and they were keeping him sedated. He was having difficulty eating, and the brain damage looked to be severe.

I phoned my husband and he said he wanted to say goodbye (Caesar was always his cat). We arranged to go to make our last goodbyes at 5 o’clock. I was on my way home from work when my phone rang. I was driving – in heavy rain, which just about suited my mood – Β so could not answer. It rang again a few seconds later. I thought there had to be something going on, so pulled over and rang back. It was the vet, to say that Caesar had improved dramatically. He could walk, even if it was a little unsteady and had some vision. (He scratched her to prove it.)

We took him home, and will take him back for a check up tomorrow. Everyone at the veterinary practice was amazed at his recovery. And if I hadn’t waited for my husband, Caesar would have been put to sleep this morning.

Of course there is now the chance that this could happen again, but we are going to enjoy every minute of extra time we have with him. There has been damage – he is unsteady on his feet, and will need extra care with his limited vision.

He had his supper, drank some water and used the litter box. Amazing progress from yesterday. πŸ˜€

Thanks again for all the positive wishes sent our way.

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34 Responses to Update

  1. franhunne4u says:

    A miracle if I ever heard about one!

  2. I am so happy for you and your husband that you have some more time with him. !!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Miracles do happen, and maybe Caesar wasn’t ready to go just yet. Enjoy! And my best wishes for his daily improvement.

  4. ckendsley says:

    I am so relieved for you both. Humans can recover from strokes with good therapy and lots of love. I suspect the same for cats. May your time remaining with him be measured in years. Bright Blessings.

  5. A true “wow” time. Love and good thoughts

  6. earthbalm says:

    Good news indeed.

  7. Keeping everything crossed for continued improvement.

  8. Oh, how wonderful is the blessing of prayer. And how wonderful that you and your husband will have additional time with your little Caesar. Prayers are continuing for all of you.

  9. Diya says:

    I’m so happy to hear that Caesar is doing better. That must have been a harrowing time for you and your hubby…

  10. So sorry to hear that your kitty had a stroke, but so happy to hear about his improvement! I hope he continues to get better. So happy that you are taking him home. He will be much happier there with the both of you. It is a miracle and the power of prayer is awesome.

  11. agentcrochet says:

    Enjoy the special time with your beloved kitty cat, sending lots of positive energy from Northumberland. Spoil & cuddle him to bits πŸ˜‰

  12. D J Mills says:

    What all the others said. πŸ™‚
    Enjoy each moment and every little improvement he makes on his road to recovery. πŸ™‚

  13. eebeeb says:

    That’s amazing! So glad for you.

  14. Sandy says:

    Wonderful. That does teach us to live day by day.

  15. Casey says:

    after reading your cat update, had to come check this out. I can’t believe how scary that must have been! So incredible that he’s pulled through so well already πŸ™‚

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