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Cat surgery

Those of you who get my newsletter know Frankie's angelic mug by now. He had surgery to remove a lump in his neck this morning. It turned out to be a benign cyst. He's doing well and I should see him when I get home from work today.

PHEW.

I'd been trying my best not to worry, but you know...worry leaks through anyway. I come from a long line of worriers. 

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andrea__88
Jul. 20th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Glad Frankie will be home and it was benign. My vet knows me all too well, I call every hour on the hour when any of my little ones are there :o)
jordan_c_price
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it went really smoothly. My vet does his surgeries really early and I knew it was benign even before it was time for me to leave for work.
mistry89
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Excellent news!

The worry seems to arrive with their ability to wheedle their way into a heart while delivering presents like dead mice and furballs.
Cheers :)
jordan_c_price
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! He's all sacked out on the bed right now.
littlegreenleaf
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so very happy to hear that your Frankie is doing well. We had to have our dear Stripe put down last week. He had a stroke and lost all use of his left side. He was an old man, 17, and we loved him so much. I know how much we worry about our pets. They are closer to us than most people, aren't they? Is he home yet?
jordan_c_price
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! We lost our first kitty way too early to FIV/FELV, and it seems to me that no matter how many years you get with them, they're never enough years.

He's home now. My SO stayed home from work and dealt with taxiing him to and from the vet, so he was in good hands all day.
bluesimplicity
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the little guy is OK. I know you haven't had him too long, but isn't it amazing how quickly you can fall so madly in love with something so small, and yet so utterly fascinating.

I'm sur he's being spoiled with treats right now. (Does he play or interact with the other cats yet?)

Blue
jordan_c_price
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
He isn't too big on treats (which is too bad, because one can hide medicine in treats.) Mostly he likes to play with a pipecleaner and cuddle in bed with us. So go ahead and try NOT to fall in love with some creature that lives to cuddle with you ;-)

When he got home from his surgery, he said hello to our cat Puffy who he's made friends with, then sacked out. Our female cat Katie is still freaked out by him, sadly. He likes to chase Puffy, nip him and play leapfrog with him. He's 2 and Puffy's 12.

Thanks for asking :D
bluesimplicity
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
It's never easy medicating the little buggers, is it? Here's a trick that might work - If it's a pill, or even a liquid, put it in a jar of baby food. Mix it well, and give them the entire jar. That's kitty crack in my house and it usually works. You might want to give it a shot.

And I have 4 of them. 3 regular sized females, and one 26 pound boy. His favourite game is cat bowling. He'll basically run into the other cats, knock them over, and then run away while they struggle to their feet with a "WTF was THAT??" look on their faces. I know I shouldn't laugh, but it's HILARIOUS!
jordan_c_price
Jul. 21st, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that will be an easy thing to try. I forgot that trick :D
bluesimplicity
Jul. 21st, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
The baby food or the cat bowling?

(Sorry, I couldn't resist. =P)
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jordan_c_price
Jul. 21st, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, you told me about the sardine trick last time and I forgot. (Bleah, I really really hate fish.)
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