Hi All, It's been rough for many of your guys lately, but I have been dealing with personal pet crisis myself... And I am just about to break down... My cat Wrigley got 'blocked' so he is staying in a critical care hospital tonight... This is his second strike in 2 years, and this time was worse. The first time, we were able to massage the plug out and he did not need to get catheterized. He had been doing well with the special diet... Well, two days ago our hot water pipe broke and leaked, so we have been having people go in and out of the house and had to lock my cats in the bedroom. I came home from work today and noticed something was wrong with Wrigley. Asked my husband who had been staying home these past 2 days. He said he was fine when he checked on them around noon (which was 2 hours before I came home)... He was stress-meowing and I first thought because of all the commotion downstairs. BUT I then noticed piles of vomit and small amounts of poo in odd places and noticed him straining. I connected the dots, immediately palpated his bladder and it was rock hard! I then dashed to the critical care hospital... This time was worse... His urine is very bloody and the plug was way distal... He was in so much pain. Wrigley and I have this thing that we go to the bathroom together almost every morning. And I watch his pee like a hawk. He appeared normal this morning begging for food and all, but apparently he wasn't ok... Cats are just too good at hiding illnes... Or I am just a bad mom!!! So that all happened today...but it wasn't all that has been happeneing in our household... Couple weeks back, I found a tumor on one of my dogs, Floppy, and it turned out to be cancerous... And the tumor is on the eyelid of all places! Being in the veterinary profession and working for board certified veterinarians, I have good connections, so I am fortunate to know great specialists in the area. Floppy's quality of life has not changed, and he is recovering from surgery, but nonetheless, mommy and daddy are worried... It is one of the slow growing tumor, so we left the eye intact and debulked the tumor and planted chemotherapy beads... And the chemo beads make the area very inflammed so the post-sx care has been somewhat challenging... Cancer dog, plumbing disaster, blocked cat... On top I have a cat Venus in chronic renal failure for a year now. She is doing very well and we are successfully managing her kidney disease... Please, NO MORE~~~ Thanks for reading... Will someone give me HUGS???