Monday, 1 March 2010


A day of worry.

I took Melvin to the vets this morning.

I found out about an hour ago he's ok.

He has feline cystitis. Apparently his bladder was very badly swollen and his urethra full of crystals causing a blockage.

He's going to be at the vets at least until tomorrow, maybe Wednesday.

He'll be on a special diet for the rest of his life but he should be ok.

He and Malcolm have only been here a few weeks but they mean a lot to us already.


  1. What handsome fellow! Glad to hear he'll be O.K. Love Kathy xxx

  2. Aaah, poor Melvin and poor you...
    Glad to hear he will be ok and romping through your house again soon.
    xxx Caroline

  3. Oh poor Melvin, very uncomfortable. I have a friend whos cat has the same thing, he is fine, she has to give him special food, but other than that he's finem hopefully Melvin will be too, he a handsome fellow.

    Hugs RosieP x

  4. Hello!
    Ive just found your lovely blog, and I was happy to read your cat is going to be alright. Its awful when a pet is sick isnt it.
    I happened to have bought the same little bracelet for my friend's daughter recently...and thought exactly the same as you, how nice it was and how much Id like to have kept it!! :D

    Will pop by again soon
    Julia x x x

  5. Melvin is a lovely looking pusscat.It's such a worry when our pets are sick isn't it? Glad he's going to be ok.

    Bellaboo :o)

  6. Ahhh poor melvin! He is gorgeous isn't he :)
    Hope he is feeling better soon xxx

  7. Oh dear Lisa, sorry to hear Melvin is poorly. My parents cat had the same problem with crystals in his urine - I think it must be very painful.
    Melvin is a gorgeous cat, as is Malcolm (not to be left out!).
    It's so distressing when our pets are poorly, the fact they can't tell us what's wrong and that we feel so responsible, but can do so little.
    Take care, and give Melvin a big hug from me when he comes home.
    Thank you for all your kind wishes for Milly too.
    Denise x

  8. Oh no poor Melvin, I hope he gets better soon.
    He looks like a lovely chap.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  9. What a relief! My sister-of-the-many-cats says that cystitis is very common in kitties. I guess that means it's not too big a deal? Hope that's the case.

  10. What a lovely looking chap. Glad he is on the mend. xxx

  11. Hi Lisa, I'm sure he's feeling better soon with a special diet and much love, that you and yours will surely give him! xxxx

  12. Ooh sounds nasty! Get well Melvin!

    (I am not a cat lover by any means, but he is a beautiful animal!)

  13. Oh dear, poor Melvin!! I hope he is feeling better very soon!!

  14. Oh good to hear he is ok!

  15. Wishing Melvin a speedy recovery. Pets do mean so much to us. Lovely looking fellow too.


  16. Poor Merlin - do hope he's better soon x

  17. Melvin, even - sorry, I'm hopeless!

  18. Oh poor little one! So glad he'll be ok!!

  19. So glad Melvin is OK. I love his name!!

  20. bless him poor poor Melvin, seems cats suffer like us females do with that, who'd have thought?! Hope he makes a speedy recovery and the vet bill wasn't too painful?! x