Greetings, dear friends! First off, I would sincerely like to thank all of you for your very kind thoughts and supportive words as to my post on our kitty cats. I do wish that I could write a somewhat more positive post, except as to say that as far as we know the tapeworm problem is taken care of? Thus far, we have yet to see anymore on or near Leo.
Now for the bad news. As you know, hubby and I have recently switched to another vet, Dr. Mike Comalli, who is fortunately for us only up the road a bit from our last vet. We took Midnight to see Dr. Mike about three wart-like things on his tail as we were very concerned about it. Let's face it, lumps and/or any type of tumor on a cat is seriously never a good thing ... period!
Dr. Mike examined him and after shaving the area on his tail to check him, he saw at least 12 little tumors on his dorsal. He also noticed a lot of moisture around that same area. He suggested (and we definitely agreed!) that we should have a biopsy performed on the tumors in order to get a better idea of exactly what is going on. But first, he gave us an antimicrobial Keratolytic Follicular flush (a shampoo) called Pyoben which is safe for cats, dogs, and horses. We are to use it on his tail three times a week until his biopsy which is scheduled for December 3rd. Dr. Mike told us that the reason we can not have it done sooner is because of the excessive moisture on his tail. It would affect the accuracy of the biopsy results.
We haven't yet gotten the cats medical records transferred from the old vet since our cat Kiki is still being treated by Dr. Heather for a chronic issue and is still on her necessary meds every day. As far as the rest of the cats are concerned, we are going to deal with Dr. Mike from now on. After we are able to; hopefully anyhow, get things taken care of with Midnight we will then proceed to take Kiki to Dr. Mike for another evaluation of her condition and find out if we can take her off her meds eventually or not - and even if her current diagnosis from the old vet is sound.
Miss Tabitha & Midnight ~ the best of buddies!
But wait, not quite finished as of yet. My MIL (my second mom) is currently in the hospital as she fell again after her hip popped out of place. On Monday she must finally have a hip replacement surgery and then rehab from there. Meanwhile, my 88 year old father-in-law was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye) and hubby must take days off of work to watch him (he also has Alzheimer's as well and can not be left alone) and give him his eye drop medication of two drops four times a day.
And so it goes. We are keeping our finger's crossed, holding our breath, and praying like we have never done before that things will eventually get better? On a more up-beat note, I leave you all with this little cartoon which any cat parent could appreciate ...