anysia: (Kittypix)
Last year, Trance went into total panic mode when we brought her into for physical and vaccinations. So, to save her the panic, we scheduled to have the vets come out here for her. They said "Well, we can do all the cats' exams at the same time."

They just left. Vaccinations given, exams given, Keito's blood drawn for testing. Trance did panic a bit, but no where near as much as she did at the Vets' office. She settled down and just voiced her complaint.

Ziggy was her usual. Sat there there until done. Healthy moggie.

Loki is a bit overweight, but that is because he keeps sneaking up behind the others and finishing what the left in their dishes, the oinker.
anysia: (WTF??!!)
Last Friday, I had a ruptured epidermoid cyst bigger than a golf ball removed from my back, over the shoulderblade. The follow up care/treatment was rather painful but necessary. My left arm has been rather useless as any movement hurts. I've had it in a sling to reduce the shock of impact when just walking.

Yesterday, I went back for another follow up (the not so fun treatment was at an end) and the doctor said all is healing quite well, although it was still (in his words) "a mighty big hole". It was filled with a biogel that allows the wound to heal from the deepest part up, like a zipper and put a clear waterproof dressing over it. (look out shower! Here I come! No more basin baths. YAY!)

This morning, after daintily stepping around me since Friday, Loki decided to fall back on his old method of getting human up. And of all the square feet of my, he managed to jump right on/near the surgical site.

Hurt like #%#$!@$#&. Arm back in sling. Checked wound, and it's ok, didn't breech the dressing or cause damage.
anysia: (Kittypix)
anysia: (Sleeping Kitty)
Loki, just because I went to bed early did NOT mean to get me up early. Yes, pre-dawn birdsong is nice, but I prefer to sleep a bit later.

No matter, you're out, back in, back out, fed and I am sipping my morning brew. I do, however, see yet another early night… or possibly a nap.
anysia: (Plotting world conquest)
Just because I went to bed early-ish last night, doesn't mean I wanted to be up before the sun rose.

anysia: (Stick Dancer)
To sum it up: not bone cancer.

Detailed information: The bony growth is the type normally found in larger breeds of dogs. The weight on such a thin-ish joint causes rubbing/grinding and can (an does) cause a bone spur or bony growth, causing pain and limping. Loki is very large cat. Not overweight, just BIG.

The good news is it can be treated by anti-inflammatories. If the spur rebuilds up, it will be removed again. And as a bonus, treatment is covered by pet insurance.

anysia: (Sleeping Loki)
Vet was very pleased with how well the surgical wound is healing, and very happy to hear "What limp?" as the reply to her question about the limp that brought Loki to the vet. That in all probability means that the lump is a callus from an impact from a bad landing.

Loki has a few small abrasions on his paw, but it's from his trying to groom, and getting scraped on the edges of the "Cone of Shame". Surgical elastic gauze put on the edges, and I have some ointment for that. They gave him an injection of antibiotics so I don't have to stress him out anymore today.

Right now, Loki is curled up on the sofa behind me. Me, I'm still exhausted from photo workshop yesterday. I was so tired last night, when I went to sleep, I dreamed about climbing into bed and falling asleep. Next thing I knew, it was 7am and purr kid was bugging me to get up.
anysia: (Plotting world conquest)
Still works on Loki. He had his antibiotics in the yogurt, and 10 mins later, I put his single daily dose of pain meds in a gravy-ish cat food.

He wants to go outside, but not until the stitches are out. Poor moggie. Watching him trying to scratch his ear through the "Cone of Shame".
anysia: (Kittypix)
Vet/Radiologist report:
Radiographs of the forelimbs: wrist, elbows and shoulders

The front wrist on the right side showed a bony change (different to the left) coming off the distal radius. The change is smooth and doesn't appear to be an aggressive lesion like an osteosarcoma or fungal infection.

A sample for this - as much as possible without weakening the distal radius was taken.

Small cat fight wound was clipped and scrubbed.

Fairly certain the small cat fight wound was when he chased a trespasser from the front yard. Wing is out getting some Banana/Peach/Passionfruit yogurt to sneak Loki's medications into. Did that with him when he had broken leg, and he still loves the stuff. And getting him a few shrimp. Have to do a wee bit of pampering.

I'm going to hope for the best, as the vet said it didn't have the 'moth eaten' appearance of being bone cancer.

(looks at the bill) This is why I got myself an 'emergency credit card' and also why we have pet insurance.
anysia: (Keito & Loki)
Dr S said that the lump is a piece of bone, but not from Loki's wrist. No idea where it has come from. It isn't spongy, nor does it have the 'moth eaten' look of bone cancer. It's just a piece of bone.

That being said, the vet wants to remove it, and send it off for testing.

So, with luck, we will end up bringing a grump, annoyed with us cat, home this afternoon.

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