Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 29 October 2010

More on Fluffy

This is Fluffy this morning, curled up asleep on my jumper. I dare you to try to tell which end is which. If you can, you are obviously a seasoned cat-watcher!

Well, Fluffy had a scan yesterday and the result is very cautious optimism- so thank you for all the crossed fingers, purrs and good vibes. In order to have a look inside without knocking her out, they used an ultra-sound scan, and to keep her still they placed warm beanbags across her :)

Basically, when the vet felt the lump on the kidney she thought it felt very bad, but when she saw it on the scan she wasn't so worried. She can't rule out a tumour or cancer, not without a biopsy, and we don't want to do that because of Fluffy's advanced age. 

As to what it is, we aren't sure. She does have reduced kidney function, but is more in the 'cause for concern' category than at danger level. SO she is on pills for this. I guess she should go back on her renal diet food, but it's hard to get her to eat it, even though I've exhausted the various manufacturers of this. Anyway, for now, it's important to just get her eating something

She did have a bad kidney infection in the early summer, and maybe this weird thing on her kidney is part of that. She has been sent home after a B12 injection, a steroid jab and a long-lasting anti-biotic. Last night she slept through till 7.15!!!!!!

I told the vet my concern over her lack of appetite and then, during her day at the vet's, Fluffy made me out a liar by eating loads of tuna :) Today, she hasn't been very enthusiastic about boiled fish, but does like the chicken I've roasted for OUR dinner. Hey ho!!!



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7 comments:

Julie said...

Wonderful news that Fluffy is ok for now. At least she hasn't got to suffer any horrible investigations. I'll still keep everything crossed for her. I think her tail is to the right and her head towards the top of your photo. We used to have a black cat and it was always very hard to tell which way was up ;) Our friends little dog is the same as she has long hair over her eyes which makes it difficult, especially in the dark!

Helena said...

Ahhh her bottom is to the right, and her tail goes along and up the left!!! Her head is near the top, yes, and snuggled under :) she kept twitching that upwards foot, and I think she is dreaming about juggling mice.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so glad that fluffy is ok at the moment. I think you are so right not to put her though a biopsy.. Lets hope that the appetite improves and she will be feeling more herself soon. Mum had a gorgeus torty cat called fluff for 20 years. You have my purrs Fluffy.. Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

That is such good news! WE are still purring for her.

Feronia said...

That's good news, Helena :) I laughed about her preference for the chicken!

freebird said...

I hope it's just a matter of feeding her the right foods and medicine. I wish they could be around forever too. I have gone through too many pets and say I never will have another and then I look them in the eye and take on another one! Pets sure make the world a better place.

Found art blog said...

You know what? I'd be more bothered that fluffy EATS than whether it's YOUR dinner or not!!!