Monday, November 21, 2011

Mini Mancat Monday: I coughed up a monster!

Hemming writes:

I coughed up a monster in the litter box!  It was icky, squirming, and bad-smelling.  Foster Mommy said it was something called roundworms and my half-eaten food.  Whatever it was, I wanted it gone and buried, so I buried it!  Foster Mommy scooped it out of the box right away and threw it away, along with the poop that I was doing when the monster came out of my mouth.

She then took me into the bathroom and gave me a big pill to swallow.  I tried to get rid of it, but she said I had to swallow it.  I finally did, but my eyes got really big when I swallowed!  She said that pill was for tapeworms, but I had to take it because I had a flea on me also.  Just one flea, and I had to take that big pill?  What would have happened if it had been more than one flea?  Foster Mommy says that the flea can have tapeworms, so I needed the pill.  Good, because I don't want more monsters!

After I swallowed that pill, Foster Mommy gave me some liquid medicine.  I had the liquid medicine before, a few weeks ago, but obviously I needed more.  It didn't take care of all the monster wormies the first time, so we're trying it again.  I kind of like the caramelly taste of the medicine, but I don't like it for the time it takes me to drink all the liquid.  It's too much after a while.  Foster Mommy tried mixing some of my food in, but I wouldn't eat the food after the medicine soaked into it.  She looked for a syringe or an eyedropper, but couldn't find them.  Finally, she got the idea of a straw!  I love straws, and will carry them around the house.  She put it in a mug, then poured my medicine into the mug.  I played with the straw while she did that, and sniffed the contents of the mug.  Then, she put her finger over the hole in the top of the straw and trapped some of the medicine in it.  She lifted it up for me to drink!  Wow!  I got to drink out of a straw!  Boy, did I ever lap that up.  I got most of the medicine that way, so she thinks I got enough to kill those bad roundworms.  I drank most of it myself, but she had to put the straw into my mouth for the last bit because I was done with that flavor.  She said I was a good little boycat, though, taking my medicines!  I just hope the nasty roundworm monsters are gone this time.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Yikes! That kind of monster sounds really, really gross. We hope the meds take care of it for good. There IS a topical liquid called Profender which is applied like Advantage (on the back of the neck) and is supposed to take care of tapeworms, as well as one or two more common types of worms. Not sure it would be appropriate for you, if you need another dose (hope you'll be okay, though).

The straw was a brilliant idea, our mom says.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow! A monster huh? I am glad you are getting wormed for it!

The Island Cats said...

We hope the medicines get rid of your monsters! They sound really yucky!

Sparkle said...

I would not want monsters living inside of me! I hope this medicine takes care of your problem, Hemming!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yakking up monsters is scary. I remember doing that when I was a little boy. It was the first time I had yakked and it made me hiss. I had to have an injection to get rid of my monsters, but now we have yucky stuff put on our necks every 3 months.

The Lee County Clowder said...

That sounds like a nasty few days, Hemming. Purrrrrrring that all those roundworms and tapeworms and whatever else worms.