Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Orange Boy 2 Days After Snake Bite

Boy: That was some dream I had. I dreamt that I ran across a new friend. He looked like fun. He was long and stringy like. I wanted to show my new friend some love and maybe give him a bitey or two, but he didn't want to play, so he tried crawling back into the hole or rock he was under. Of course that didn't deter me...I simply set about trying to dig my new friend out, after all he must have been in trouble, trying to hide like that...and then he bited me. He wasn't a very nice friend at all...
Moki: Ummm Orange Boy, I don't think that was a dream. Your face and paws where covered in dirt when you can home Sunday night and your face was all swollen.

Orange Boy: What you mean it actually happened? I was bited by a nasty snake?

Bean: Yup I am afraid so.

Orange Boy: Hmmm...you better let me go back outside so I can find that nasty snake and teach him a lesson. I'll show him who's boss!

Mini Munch: What are you stupid? All muscle and no brain that one is...

Orange Boy: What did you say?

Mini Munch: Nothing. I think the drugs are causing you to hear things...

Bean: Well Orange Boy made it through yet another night. The swelling around his eyes has gone down, and he is now able to open them fully, as you can see in the pictures above. The swelling along the bridge of his nose however has remained about the same. We consulted with his doctor via phone this morning, and as long as the swelling continues to go down and doesn't return, we do not need to bring Orange Boy back in. We do need to continue monitoring him 24/7 until the swelling is completely gone. Since Orange Boy's nose is still swollen, there is still a chance that the swelling around his eyes could return and spread to his throat.

Despite this possibility, it looks as though, if everything continues to go the way it has been, Orange Boy will make a complete recovery. He is eating, drinking and showing signs of his normal lovable self. After only a day, Orange Boy appears to be feeling well enough to try and escape outside. Of course we have talked to him and told him that the only outdoor trips he is allowed to make, will now be supervised trips with Moki, while being kept on a leash. Needless to say that Orange Boy is more displeased about losing his outdoor privileges, than he was about being bitten by the snake. He wanted us to tell you all that he would take the snake bitey anytime of the week over losing his outside privileges, but we didn't buy it and told him it must be the drugs talking...hehe...We will continue to provide updates until the swelling is completely gone and Orange Boy is fully out of the woods. Thanks for your continued purring and sending Orange Boy so many get well wishes!

Now as for the package Mr. Hendrix sent:
Mini Munch and Moki anxiously knocked over the opened box to find out what was inside the package...They found both the box and the outer wrapping of the paper very fun to play with...
Moki however couldn't resist seeing what was inside the nicely wrapped packaging...so he hogged it all to himself. Find out tomorrow what he saw, when we reveal the gift inside with hilarious video footage and pictures for "Wordless Wednesday..."

60 comments:

HotMBC said...

Oh we are so happy to hear this news! We will keep up the purrs n purrayers n ray-kee as long as needed.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS!
Alla Us

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Bendrix and I are so so happy to hear Orange Boy is getting better. We'll continue to purr and pray for his complete recovery right away.

I can't wait to see the video!!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Poor Orange Boy :( He looks a little bit better today. I hope his swelling only continues to go down. What a horrible encounter and scare for all of you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

What a silly guy, he'll take a bitey from a snake over losing his outside time! Dat's gotta be da drugs talking.

Cecil the Cougar: said...

GOOD NEWS!! I know good news was going to come today! I told Mommie that Orange Boy was going to post some good news today, I really did tell her! I have been meowing at her nonstop to keep checking!

Moki, I bet there is something really really great in that package! I can't wait to see!

laura said...

So glad to hear Orange Boy is feeling better and the swelling is going down. We are keeping him in our thoughts but hope the worse is behind him!

Junior said...

WOO HOO!!!!!! So glad to hear Orange Boy is doing better!!!! We will keep up the purrayers till he is completely well!!!!!


That paper is the best stuff to play with!

Emma's Kat said...

So glad you is feeling good enough ta eat and drink oringe boy! All our purrs and purrayers are working! And, hmmpf! You is gonna make us all wait to see what be in your package!! We is 'acited to find out!

Purrs, Emma

Riley & Tiki said...

Yay! Orange Boy looks and sounds a lot better. We will keep purring for him to heal.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie, we are so glad that Orange Boy is gettin bettur and that his swellin is goin down! We'll keep purrin and purrin and purrin until he's 100%!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Yay for Orange Boy! I'm so glad to see his swelling is going down. I will continue to purr for him!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dis iz furry good newz indeed! I cant's beleev dat da Orangie boy gots bited by a RATTULL snake!!! Dis musta been furry scary. In fct, I would probabully nevfur go outside again if dat had been moi. We will all sends some big purrzez fur his full recovfurry.

-Dr Tweety

Babs (Beetle) said...

We are soooo pleased. Orange boy, you look so much better today. We will keep purring and praying that you get completely better.

Purrs, Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi X

The Meezers said...

Orange Boy, we is furry furry happy that you is improving. we will continue the purring and purraying though. we is sorry that you losted your outside priv-ledge-iss, but we doesn't want anyfing else bad to happen to you, and it's not nice to make the moms get all werried and cry and lose sleep. so you'll just have to accept it like the big mancat that you is.

George Steppa & Babys said...

Orangie Boy our bean is worred about u we lost tour dady BOSSI to a werry bad Bitde and we miss him so u stey indoors so u will be save the bean askd good to save u and he is going to but u cant go out hugs and kissis for your bobo. ORANGIE BOY BE A GOOD BOY AND STEY IN SIDE SO YOUR MOM WONT HAVE THE PAIN I HAVE OK LOA

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

What a scare you gave us!!
We are so happy that you are getting better, Orange Boy!
Sometimes we try to sneak out, but it's not too bad living inside.

We'll be back tomorrow to see the video!!

~ Maggie Mae

Marilynn said...

We're all still purring and praying for you, Orange Boy. Get better, get better, get better...

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs...

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

WHOOHOO - GOOD NEWS! We're still purring non-stop till you're one hunnerd purrcent better!

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh, Orange Boy, we haf been so worrieds all day for you and a thousand times we haf come to your blog to check on you. Good news again Keep up the good work! One time on tv we saw a big orange desert kitty kill a nasty ol' snake with his bare nails. Awesome! Now, don't you go getting any ideas!

Hugs and purrs and kitty kisses,
Laila and Lilly

Daisy said...

Hooray for Orange Boy! I am so glad he is getting better and better. What a mean old snake that was! I am going to keep purring and purring until he is all better.

Elvin said...

My siblings and I are purring for you, Orange Boy! I know you are sad about losing your unrestricted outside visits but I feel much better knowing that your humans, who love you VERY much and who are taking such good care of you, will be there to make sure those snakes stay away from you.

Mao said...

I feel for ya, bro. After I wint on walkabowt in Janyuary, I got grownded for life, and now I can only go owt on a leesh. Sheesh. The leesh suks. It's undignifide, and I'm 12 yeers old; I am NOT a babey!

Glad to see yer holding yer own. I used to ketch abowt 3 snakes a day and bring them in the howse and throw them up aginst the wall and watch thare guts and blud spray all over. It was grate. I never see any snakes wile I'm imprizzined inside the howse.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is good news. We hope the swelling continues to go down and he recovers completely. We're sure he will. Moki needs him. :)

Team Tabby said...

Orange Boy, keep up the good work about getting better, however, you gotta keep OUT of trouble. No more un-escorted forays outside. You hear dat? You are furry brave and also lucky. We'll keep up our purrayers for you and send best wishes to your exhausted beans.

Moe & Mindy

Millie said...

Wow! This is such seriously good news! Thank goodness! I can surely understand why you're gonna be a mostly inside kitty from now on.

I am still gonna send you all my extra purrs so you keep getting better!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

WE are so happy dat Orange Boy is so much better. Such a crazy fing to happen. Bet he gibbed dat snakey a few scratches while he wuz stickin his head in da hole of dirt tryin' to play wif him. OK Orangey boy don't yoo go tryin' to get owt to play wif dat snakey again. Angie knows what its like to haf to stay in when she loves it owtside so much too. Yur health is much more impawtant.

MoMo said...

We are so happy the Orange Boy is improving. I will continue to purr and purr for his complete recovery.

Don't go out, buddy! Like you I was an outdoor kitty until I was accidentally poisoned. Now I only get go out if my SS or her mom is with me. Yes, it's hard, but worth it not to get so sick again.

Asta said...

Moli
Thank you fow visiting me..This is excellent newsI will continue to cwoss my paws fow Owange Boy to make a full wecovewy..tell him pleez not to go out whewe those scawy snakeses awe..you too!! don't go thewe..
Love and smoochie kisses
ASta

caspersmom said...

All of us here were so sorry to hear that your new friend wasn't a very nice one and hurt you. We are purring and praying that your healing will only get better and better. We are praying for your brother Moki too. Take care and God Bless.

Casper
Cleo
Gizmo
Patches
and Mom too!!

Camie's Kitties said...

Yea! That is good news. We are so glad to hear that the swelling is going down. We will keep sending purrs that he continues to get well. It's not every cat that can say he took on a rattle snake and lived to tell about it.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

DaisyMae Maus said...

Thank goodness Orange Boy is feelin' better. We have lots of those icky snakes 'round here an' the baby ones tend to inject ALL of their venom when threatened. He is furry lucky.
DMM

Parker said...

Dear Orange Boy,
Please don't ever try to make friends with a snake again.
Your precious face looks much better now.
Please get all better soon! We will keep sending healing purrs your way.
Smooches,
Parker and Co.

PB & J said...

Oh we are so relieved that Orange Boy seems to be on the mend! Ah the power of the purrrrrrrrr.

Sorry that you're stuck on the harness now Orange Boy, but it may be for the best - that way you can't find any new (and dangerous) friends!

Purrs and hugs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

The Cat Realm said...

Happy happy happy!!! We are happy happy happy happy!!!!! We will still purr until the swelling is totally gone, just in case......
Karl

catpaw said...

I'm so glad Orange Boy is going to be okay. I'll keep sending good thoughts his way.

China Cat said...

Orange Boy, please don't ever try to play with a snake ever ever again! I'm so glad that you are starting to feel better! Willow and I will keep purring for you to get all better!

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Mr. Echo said...

Your eyes are so beutipuss! Its vary kumferting to see them. I bet yur peeple were happy to see them too. Keep heeling boy!

Max said...

Paws are still crossed for him...I hope it didn't hurt as much as I think it did.

Mickey said...

This is great!! Keep getting better Orange! :)
All those PURRS must be working ;)
Purrs Mickey

Pablo said...

Get well, Orange Boy! You are so brave to take on a snake... but maybe just leave them alone next time, huh? Purrs to you!

jane said...

Excellent news! Keep getting better Orange Boy! :)

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad to hear that Orange Boy is recovering. I will keep him in my prayers until he is all better. What a scary thing to happen!

Adan*Michico said...

I am glad Orange boy is doing a little bit better, it's very very scary for sure~!
I am continue praying for him!

DEBRA said...

ooooo Orange Boy we have thought about you all night and we are so happy to find that you are doing better and that the healing processes is totally underway. Us Orangeboys hafta to stick together! Continue to feel better and better...

Purrs and snuggles
Ping (your orange brother from another mother...)

felinesopher said...

oh orange boy, we've been thinking about you the past few days, and we're glad your progress is good:) we'll keep purrs & purrayers until you recover.

...and, please keep away from that snake, he's a very dangerous 'friend'

- meaouwy troops -

Ana said...

This sounds fantastic! It seems your Mommy and doc did a good job!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Orange Boy, we are so happy that you are recovering so well, and hope that it continues that way so you don't have to go back to the V-E-T. As for losing your unsupervised outdoor privileges, your beans just want to keep you safe after what you have been through, and we have to agree with them. We ourselves never go outside, living in the city and all. You are in our thoughts, Orange Boy ... keep getting better!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma

Princess said...

I am so happy to hear that you are home and safe!
no more playing with new friends outside!

-d ma said...

so glad to read that orange boy appears on his way to full recovery. hopefully he'll understand the loss of outdoor privileges. i've often said a friend that bites you in the face is not a very good friend.

Mo said...

Oh Orange Boy!!!
We see your lovely eyes again!!!
We will keep you in our purrs and prayers.

the purries from Purrchance To Dream
& Not The Mama

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're just checking back on Orange Boy's progress. We hope he has improved and his human is getting some MUCH needed rest.

The Cat Realm said...

No news is good news!!! So we hope the swelling is down even further and you are doing fine!!!
Karl

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

just checking in on Orange Boy.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I am so glad that the swelling around Orange Boy's eyes is going down, now if his nose swelling would just go down too!

I LOVE your blog, it is very inspiring to see how full of life Moki is, I am truly thankful he has beans like you to look after him!

Lisa said...

I was so happy to see those beautiful gold eyes open so nicely on your blog today (even though it was yesterday's post). I hope the swelling keeps going bye bye and never returns. Orange Boy, sorry you lost your unsnoopervised outside priviliges, but I'm glad you'll be a safer inside kitty now! No more trying to put the bitey on new friends!

jenianddean said...

Yippeee!! ::spin, spin:: We are so happy that you are going to be ok! It's so nice to see your little eyes.

Take care...and watch out for those naughty snakes!
-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tyler said...

We just now read about Orange Boy. What an ordeal you've all been through. The bite looks absolutely awful. Thank God that rattler missed his eye. We'll start praying now that he heals even more quickly.

Team Tabby said...

We are very happy to hear Orange Boy is going to be okay - we are happy dancing!!

Mindy & Moe

Tun Tun said...

oh Meowie Wowie that so very scary! I said see Mummy what happens when we don't go visit Moki for a couple of days? Mummy said that a young rattler got Orange Boy and because Orange Boy so fast he pulled away from the rattler before he let all his venom into Orange Boy. Good job Orange Boy! Mummy say Orange Boy be ok. He have to be for Moki!

Eli, Femi, Fenya, Belli, Signe, Blaumann, Izi said...

Oh, I couldn´t get online yesterday and I am soooooooo happy to here Oragne Boy is feeling so much better! The pawsies are still purring for him - and Femi says:

Oh, we are not allowed to go outside the door either...and it is because of a snakie, too. But it´s a biiiig snankie with boxes on wheels on her back...I tink de beans call it raod ore somefing like tat.