What a handsome rogue is this cat!  We sure do love him.  We almost lost him a few months ago when he had a complete urinary blockage.  By the time we got him in to see the vet, he was only hours away from having his bladder and kidneys rupture.  He spent 2 days at the animal emergency center (yes, I went and visited him there just like a person in the hospital), and we ended up spending about $1700 on him. ARGH.  It was one of those situations where you have already spent so much that you almost can’t stop and say “enough”.  The vet told us that there was a possibility that this might happen again.  Mike and I discussed it and decided that if it does, we are going to have to put him to sleep. 

Fast forward to this week.  Chaco started acting funny and didn’t go to the bathroom for about 24 hours.  I took him to the vet Tuesday, and we did a urine sample.  It looks like he is getting crystals again, but he doesn’t have a large amount of white blood cells.  He put Chaco back on antibiotics and steroids, and he is doing much better.  I am just hoping that this doesn’t become a pattern because that will mean that we have to put him down.  I don’t want anything to happen to my first “son”!  Here are the 2 boys together: