Thursday, July 28, 2016

Update on Moses, the Official Studio Cat

All of us here at the Lilypad would like to thank all of you special peeps and purr-friends who have stopped by and offered words of encouragement.

You rock!

We appreciate you very much.

I wanted to give you an update on Moses, our Official Studio Cat here. I suppose he should be called the Official Sewing Room Cat, because we don't have anything fancy enough to be called a Studio! (Grin)

Here he is, with his "I don't trust you right now" face on.

This was a few minutes after I gave him his morning dose of The Awful Medicine. The doc warned me that it tasted terrible.

But it has helped! His appetite has increased, and I think, I'm not sure, maybe I'm being too hopeful.... I think he has put back an ounce or two. It feels like he is not quite as bony at the shoulders and hips.

He still is very careful how he sits and lies down. I imagine that tumor makes it uncomfortable, but he still enjoys his sun puddles on the screen porch, and watching the birds and squirrels.
And that is what I'm aiming for -- for him to have as much time as possible to enjoy the world he loves, and have lap time when he wants it.

"Aw, mom, you're embarrassing me."

So, thank you for your kind words. We will see if he is able to get stronger, before we decide if an ultrasound exam would stress him more than help him. The vet says that even if we are able to do a surgery, it may not be worth it, for what it would put him through. So we may be looking at keeping him comfy until it is time to cross over the bridge.

All of you special folks who left us love are the best! Keep purring and sending pawsitive thoughts in this direction!