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10 September 2010 @ 01:59 am
Good News!  
I don't have a cat icon, but here - Coach Robert Patrick is really excited about football - and I'm really excited about my cat's health!!

I took him to the vet today to get the growth looked at. It turns out it is just a mole (older cats get them sometimes). The doctor said they don't usually break open or get a sore on them like his did. I said, "Is it possible that say my sister's kittens were like - oh, what's this, let us groom you, gnawgnawgnaw?" And the doctor was like, "Yeah, there are other cats in the house, this is very possible. If you thought it was something stuck in his fur the first time you saw it, they probably did too."


He said that Papa Bear will probably get these growths as he gets older, but not to worry about it. And this one is healing nicely and isn't infected, so just keep an eye on it for now. I think Papa Bear has just been clingy to me lately because his back is sore in that spot. Also, all the cats have been on a diet and Papa has lost 3 pounds!!

The whole trip to the vet only cost me $60 and Papa was a very good boy the whole time.


Now I'm off to sleep (I didn't really do that last night - I kept having horrid dreams where I showed up to the vet and they said that I hadn't made an appointment and that they couldn't get Papa in for a whole week and I was sure he would die of cancer before then. It was a rough night.) So now I sleep.

Tomorrow I'll try to catch up on the shitload of comments I have to reply to, but I'm not holding my breath on that.

I have to do birthday for my mom tomorrow night <--she calls today to say she's inviting people, to my sister's/my house, to a meal my sister is making. Who does that? I don't know why I'm surprised. Last year my sister invited Mom to dinner for her birthday and like 8 people showed up - apparently Mom had just invited them. We'll see how many show up this time.

And then hiyacynth is coming for the weekend!!!! Am So Excited About This! And she's bringing her teenage niece, so fangirl corruption all around!

I think that is all.

Night, John-boy.
ranuaranua on September 11th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
totally understand
I empathize with you over your cat. My baby kitty is 17 and every time there's any little health problem these days I'm worried that this is it, you know? I'm gonna be lost when she finally does go.
dodger_sister: faculty-aliensfootball1-baylorsrdodger_sister on September 15th, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: totally understand
First - ICON LOVE!

Second - Yeah, Papa is 12 now, but a few years ago he got really sick and they couldn't find what was wrong with him or how to treat it. I almost had to put him down then, but they finally got his stomach under control. Now he just has to have a steroid shot every couple of months. But ever since then, I am like a freak about his health. He is a few generations removed from a wild cat and the doctor was surprised that he could even function as a housecat. I think that means he probably won't last as long as a regular housecat would. I have two other cats, but Papa Bear is my baby, he's the one who is most attached to me.

He seems to feel better now. He's not so clingy anymore and the sore is almost gone.

I am very happy about it all. Whew.

Your cat is 17? Wow. My mom had a cat who lived to be 24 and up until the last two months, was in great shape (and she only had three legs too!)
ranuaranua on September 16th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: totally understand
Glad to hear your Papa Bear is better. My Cookie, just keeps losing weight, but is otherwise healthy. And thanks for the icon love. I made that one myself.