Thank you all for the purrs and prayers for Evan yesterday! He is doing very well. The vet discovered that Evan has a UTI. The UTI has likely caused his incontinence to worsen, which is why he's been leaking urine nearly every time he sleeps. In turn, it was all that urine leakage, on top of his obsessive licking of the area, that caused the skin near Evan's urethra to become so irritated. Since Evan is not all that cooperative for me when it comes to cleaning him up back there, the vet cleaned him up really well. The vet even shaved away the fur that was catching all the urine from his incontinence so that it wouldn't cause the skin to get further irritated. Evan looks like a little baboon now, but the area already looks so much less irritated, and I'm better able to help him keep it clean and dry now, and that makes me happy. Evan was given some antibiotics and is already acting like he feels much better. He hasn't licked the irritated area even once since we returned home from the vet, and given that he was obsessed with licking the area before, that's already a great sign.
Evan has a selfie to share that he snapped while happily snoozing after returning home from the vet yesterday. He was cuddled up next to his this mom of his, it was pretty dark in the room, and it's just generally not great quality, but it shows how sleepy yet cute he is and so it's the selfie he's sharing.
Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day
We'll finally be back on track with our new Christmas doodles tomorrow, which is when we'll finally share our festive poem and its festive doodle for last week's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. For today, though, we have a festive flashback that relates to yesterday's festive flashback doodle. Like yesterday's doodle, this is one is from last year and includes some Christmas pudding.