Monday Socks Update

We took Socks in to see his primary vet this morning for a follow-up visit to last week’s amazing adventures.  He’s in good shape (at the moment — this is, as we discussed, the issue — we always need to qualify “good” with “for now”), if kind of sniffly and grumpy.  In the vet’s opinion, Socks is a good candidate for megacolon surgery.  The next step rests with her — she needs to contact the Experts in Portland, partly to insure that she’s done everything they feel is  necessary in terms of diagnosis and medical treatment, and also to find out costs for surgery, convalescence care, and all those things none of us thought about.  We expect to have that information in hand this week

In the meantime, we have some new, high-energy, low fiber wet food to try , since the vet’s still interested in getting another two (or three) pounds on him, especially in light of possible upcoming surgery.

So, we’re in Wait Mode.

More news as it arrives.

3 thoughts on “Monday Socks Update”

  1. I have been hearing some really good things about Orijen pet food. All ingredients are naturally sourced locally with the intention to include only what our pets would eat naturally in Nature. It is manufactured in only one location. It is a tad expensive compared at cost/oz.
    Here is a review site that goes into some detail about the product:
    I hope this helps.

  2. You’ve already had one hefty bill, I expect, if Socks has lost 7 teeth; our 3yo Alex, in the not-quite 2 years he’s been with us has lost all but 2 of his side teeth. Ka-Ching!!

    Nonetheless, we’d love to chip in a little toward making Socks healthy; you’ll let people know how they can do this, right?

  3. As soon as we have all of our ducks in a row, we’ll put the word out as far as we can, and ask for folks to boost the signal, too. Watch this space.

    Thank you so much for being willing to help!

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