Ham-Micks

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photo Hunt #28

This week's Photo Hunter's Theme is "flexible". Here is Obi wearing a flexible e-collar after his penile urethrostomy several years ago. This collar flexes outward like a rigid e-collar, or flattens against the body as Obi was modeling for us. Because of it's length, he was unable to groom his privates, which would have caused scar tissue buildup after the surgery and that could have caused new urinary tract blockages. After three weeks of wearing the collar, and lots of medicines, he was all healed. He is still prone to bladder infections though, particularly when he is over-stressed. The V-E-T says he is a "sensitive kitty".







14 comments:

Mickey said...

That IS flexible. Too bad poor Obi has to wear it :(
The surgery sounds.......ouch(I'm crossing my legs here)
Hope it fixed the problem.

Cindy said...

Hope Obi is better soon!

Daisy said...

Obi, that is quite the fashion statement you made with your big flexible collar. I'll bet you were very happy when you got to take it off, too! It looks like part of your floofy tail got shaved, too.

Dragonheart said...

Poor Obi. The collar doesn't look very comfortable, but at least it accomplished it's important job.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow, I had NO idea that such flexible collars existed. It makes you look rather Elizabethan.

~Donny

Sunny's Mommy said...

I couldn't imagine having one of our cats wear that for 3 weeks. I know they'd fight it. I'm glad for Obi this is well in the past for him :-)

Gemini said...

Oh what a creative flexible you have!

Jimmy Joe said...

You know, as far as doctor collars go, that one ain't too bad, Obi. At least it's a nice color that matches your gingerness. I'm sorry you had to have surgery, though. Ouch.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Caesar and Princess said...

Oy. Poor Obi, how humilllliating.
He does look wonderful in Bloooo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy sez da flexible ones look better den what she hadda ware...she said dat bumping into walls and trying to eat wif da torture device in place was horribul.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, man, Obi, I think I would have to inflict some serious biteys before anyhuman could put one of those collars between me and what privates I have left!

Rocky

Christine and FAZ said...

Well I am glad I didn't have to have an operation like that (fortunately I am a girl) or wear one of those collars - I am so glad you are better. FAZ

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Thank you for sending us purrs about Chloe's passing to the rainbow bridge. It is nice to have such support in sad times.

Ariel said...

Hi Obie,

Even though you look very cute I know you were happy to have that off.