he's at the doc for a few days. if you pray for cats, pray for the boy.
Update: Wed 11/9, 12:15 PM: the boy came home early. He's still filled with gas, likely has a liver problem of some sort (bad or not so bad, who knows) and maybe an intestinal difficulty (bad or not so bad, who knows). Frankly, he's about 15 or 16 and is in good spirits, so why cut him open. Here's hoping for not so bad.