Dec. 15th, 2012

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Rev decided to try and hide in the washing machine Monday evening :-(

We took him to the PetER Monday at 730pm after discovering him in there, and he was 70 degrees(severe hypothermia, cats should be 102). By midnight after being in the incubator he was upto 95, and semi responsive to pets and was sniffing at our hands and had a dazzle response to bright light(he had corneal ulcers from the detergent). We went home at that point. By morning they reported he was out of the incubator but still on IV and O2, and by the time we visited at the 24 hour mark he was in a kennel, had eaten, and was more than happy to let us feed him. He was also purring up a storm for us and the vets and even meowed a couple times. At the 48 hour mark we brought him home, with a cone of shame on to keep him from rubbing at his eyes while they healed. He could apparently still see well enough to escape the TV room, zoom to under Jess's desk in the living room, then dash to the bedroom and lounge on the bed.

I had to head to work about 2 hours after we brought him home, but he seemed to be doing well. Jess was up every 5 hours putting in drops to help his eyes heal, and we had him scheduled for a Vet visit today to follow up. Gracie had a dropoff that morning to check her lip, which was badly swollen and needed a biopsy(was fluid they're testing, but think is nothing big), and we brought him in for his checkup when Gracie was ready for pickup. The vet said his eyes are just about completely healed, so we can cut back to drops every 8 hours(jess is thrilled, no more getting up every 4 hours). The vet doesn't think he's at serious risk for organ failure at this point(a real risk in hypothermia, and can come days and sometimes weeks later), and he seems to be doing very well.

PetER is referring to him as their Christmas Miracle and named him Pet of the Week for all he's been though.

Rev has proven to be one incredibly rough old codger(he's 11, or 65 in cat years). And I'm eternally grateful for that.

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