Friday, November 26, 2010

Technical Difficulties... OR Big Pinkie's Big Pain

Sorry to have been absent from your computer monitors for the last week.  Big Pinkie had an unexpected trip to the hospital!  The doctors were concerned about possible heart issues, etc.  We were all extremely concerned.  After all, who would help me post my blog updates if the Pinkie was unavailable?  Who would be strong enough to heft the ginormous Tiger in the pet carrier when he's sick?  I'm sure there are other things he does around here too, but none of them are coming to my mind right now.

Anyway, in the end, it turned out that Big Pinkie has a couple of massive rocks in his kidneys.  The doctor called them stones, but they looked more like those big slabs at Stonehenge.  I'm personally not sure how they got there.  I haven't seen the guy eating any rocks lately, but you never know.  He just kind of shook his head and shuffled away when I asked him how it happened.  He closed the door in my face when I asked if I could use any pictures from the hospital on the blog.  He yelled and threw the remote at me when I tried to swipe the disk with his CT scan pictures on it.  The dude is a real grinch when he's sick.

So, the basic story here is that the Big Pinkie is home now after several days and a multitude of tests in the hospital.  He seems okay but is a little grouchy and doesn't move around too much.  He has to go back into the hospital next week so they can bust his rocks into little pieces.  That would have been the perfect place for one of Pinkie's little asterix comments.  Hmm.  It's just not the same without him here to try to defuse a statement like "bust his rocks into little pieces".  We will be round from time to time, because we have some great posts coming at you, but in all honesty, posting will be hit and miss for a couple of weeks.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I know you all want more of your Neyland.  I miss you too.

Neyland D. Catt


  1. OMC I am the Queen of Kidney Stones! I am sooooooo sorry to hear this!
    If you EVER need to discuss them, I am SERIOUS get a hold of me!
    I have kidneys that are called medullary sponge kidneys (we have a page on Facebook). It is a congenital condition that I was born with and to make a long story short the "job" of this type of kidney is to produce STONES...HUNDREDS OF 'EM!
    My kidneys are always full of stones. There is nothing the doctor can do other than I have to drink over 100 ounces of WATER a day....
    I have passed MANY on my own and for a guy they are much, much worse (for women they are the next most painful thing to childbirth)
    I am soooooo sorry and seriously if you have any questions I am available!!
    What are they going to do for yours?

  2. Duh! I just finished reading and read that they are going to bust yours. Are you having a lithotripsy? I have had 4 of them....I bet that is what you are having.
    Let me know...
    Cat Chat

  3. We're so sorry! The mom's not had kidney stones but knows, from others, that they are EXTREMELY painful.

    Lots of purrs and healing Light to Big Pinkie!

  4. Oh i am so sorry ! That is so painful !
    Happy blog hop and come follow me back and say hi !

  5. Yikes, that's terrible! I'm so sorry Pinkie had to go through all that. I really hope after the next visit to the hospital he feels more like himself and can go back to his usual adventures.

    Thanks for the update. I will be thinking of you all.

  6. How Pinkie is feeling better

    Fellow Blog Hopper:)

  7. oh my. my mommeh tells me she hadded stones too, before i know'd her. she says it was awful! so i am sorreh for your Big Pinkie, even though NOTHING should keep him from halping you blog...