Even The Boy asked me why I haven't posted on Facebook, etc. So it isn't that I'm ignoring PT. It's just life, y'know? Anyhow, I'm going to be selfish and ask for prayers for my CH girl Creamsicle.
The Boy and I will be leaving on Sunday for a two week vacation in Italy. I took Creamy and Coco in for their allergy shots so that my catsitter won't have to give them meds. I asked Dr. Lee to check Creamy's leg b/c she's been limping for months. I took her in right away, as soon as I noticed it a few months ago, and Dr. Lee checked her out and said that he thought she may have some arthritis. Today he showed me her xrays and her rear legs have degenerative arthritis. I can handle that; I'll just give her meds or glucosamine or whatever makes her comfortable. However, that isn't what has me worried.
He took an xray of her chest (Dr. Lee and his instincts again); he showed them to me and her lungs are filled w/white spots. He said that they should look black and he pointed out so many spots that we lost count. He told me that it could be bacterial or cancer. He said that he just doesn't like how the xrays looked, so he sent them to a radiologist. He'll call me probably tomorrow to tell me what the radiologist said. If he has to take a biopsy, I'll ask him if I would be doing her any harm if it could wait until we get back from Italy. We bought the insurance just in case something like this would arise and we'd have to cancel our trip. We'd lose our deposit but so be it. If it's urgent that the biopsy be done right now, I'll cancel the trip b/c I want to be w/her every second. As you may recall, she's also deaf and partially blind so she's really been dealt a raw hand. But she's 13 now and I guess I can expect more of this type of event as time goes on. But she's eating, drinking, using the litter box and seems as happy as can be except for her arthritis.
So I'm asking for PT prayers that 1) the biopsy can wait and 2) that the spots are not cancer. Creamy is the sweetest and most lovable cat. Everyone loves her. I hope that you can forgive me for not posting for quite some time. Several jaw surgeries over the last 1 1/2 years and The Boy w/back issues that landed him in the hospital for a brief stay are just a couple of the things that have kept me up at night. Add to the mix the problems that my friends have come to me for guidance and advice and time just got away from me.
I will update as soon as I hear anything. I'm trying to get everything done that I can so that I can get packed and pick up The Boy at the airport. Boy, this is going to put a damper on the trip if we do go. I was nervous about it anyhow b/c I've never left The Fur Posse for such a long time. I so love that little girl and it makes my heart sore to think that she could be gone from me.