We visited Alladin at the vet today. He was very affectionate and glad to have his bed. He ate this morning (yay!). He is jaundiced, which is not good, but may be temporary. He peed while we were there, which was great and healthy for him.

He cried a lot when we left. And loudly. My heart breaks when I think of him crying, not understanding why we’re walking away from him, leaving him in this place with the nasty smells and sounds and tape on his leg. His front paw, where the IV goes in, was all swollen today, and I mentioned it to the vet tech, because I know it means his bandage was too tight and we can have no complications with this cat, not if it’s preventable, at least! She took off the vetwrap right away, so hopefully they will be nice and loose with his bandages from here out.

I hope they stop and give him scritchies during the day (he’s right next to an exam table). I know he misses us– he kept coming back up to the front of the cage to say “more, pettins!” He also bumped up to give me lots and lots of kissies while we were there.

I can’t wait to have him home. I don’t know when that will be– could be as early as this weekend, or it could be later than that. I want to set him up in the living room on a bed next to my desk– when he was home on Monday, he spent as much time as possible glued to me, and I’ll be happiest if he’s so close he nips at my elbow while I’m typing.