Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mr. Kitty on Thankful Thursday

Me at the vet

 Mr. Kitty here today and I am very thankful.  Yesterday was exciting for many reasons.  I woke up with a tummy upset - loose poop and throwing up foam. I didn't even feel like eating breakfast - and I love to eat. Mom called the vet and they wanted to see me to check me out.


It was a day of torrential rains and the radio kept warning of flooding all over the county but we didn't see any major problems.  This is our road with the creek running next to it when we came home.

At the vet all my tests came back fine but Dr S didn't like how my breathing sounded. Dr S and M the vet tech took xrays and came back laughing (I didn't think it was funny).  I guess I am very pear shaped - they said my xrays looked like a frog - small up top with a big abdomen. No signs of anything tho.

 That pesky lump on my neck that they had drained a few weeks ago had come back already.  Dr. S. did not like that it felt different - harder than last time.  She said that the lump was pressing on my trachea and was hampering my breathing among other things.  Since I had an empty tummy and she had a spot open for surgery that we should remove it today and that I would feel much better.  After a bit of discussion the beans agreed.  They loved me up, kissed me and left me at the vet for the removal of my lump.

The beans were worried about me cuz I am 17 this year but all went well.  M called a few hours later and said I was ready to go home.  They used gas anesthesia and I woke up really easy - just some yawning and stretching and then I put my paw out for some loving.  The lump was BIG!  A mouse could easily fit inside the dimensions of it.  They even showed it to Pop who came to pick me up. It will be sent off to be analyzed.  They had already sent the fluids from the lump to a lab and it was fine - not cancer.  We will hear next week what it is.  I have quite the scar to show for it but my furrs will cover it up soon.



Last night all I wanted to do was eat!  And I did.  I also got pain meds, antibiotics, anti nausea and anti diarrhea.  So far today I am feeling great - ate well and even went out on the back porch for a bit. Back to my usual self. So grateful to Dr. S and her staff for taking that lump off!

On the porch today.
P.S. Mom here - have not been online much in the past week - have sinusallergy issues with vertigo.  I feel better but using the computer is not easy if I am having a vertigo episode.  I have been trying to go online for short periods with rest in between.  Anyone else have this issue?  What do you take for it?

24 comments:

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Wow, a mouse-sized lump?! I'm glad it has been removed safely and you are feeling better.

Nanük said...

pops knows about vertigo and wishes you peace an health, he says it is a monster,

NukNuk

Eastside Cats said...

Wow, Mr. Kitty! Glad you came out of your quicky surgery, ready to eat and be frisky! You are one handsome mancat. Sorry to hear about the vertigo. I used to have dizzy spells, and the ear-nose-throat doc said he couldn't find anything so just take a antihistamine each day to keep fluid out of inner ear. It works, and I've been taking them for years! Doc thought I may have low-grade allergy to something, but not enough to show up on tests, so a pill a day keeps the dizzies away. Hope you feel better soon; it's a nasty feeling.

Marg said...

So glad that they got the lump off and Mr. Kitty is feeling so much better. Sending lots of purrs for more healing.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad you're feeling so much better. We're purring for good results from the biopsy. Hope your Mom feels better soon.
The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

Oh my goodness Mr. Kitty! I'm sure glad you got delumped so easily and that you were already chowing down. Purrs and prayers from all of us here.

Fur Everywhere said...

Soooo glad Mr. Kitty is doing better!! That surgery must have been really scary, and I'm so glad that he came through it with flying colors! <3

Fuzzy Tales said...

Mr. Kitty, the past couple of days have been a bit too "adventurous," but we're glad you came through the surgery just fine and are doing better. Paws crossed for the results of the analysis, and purrs for speedy healing!

Summer said...

I hope that is the last you see of any lumps, Mr. Kitty! I'm sending healing purrs your way - some to your human too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Yay, Mr. Kitty, we're so glad you had that lump removed and that you feel better ! We cross our paws for good results of the analysis. Purrs

The Menagerie Mom said...

Wow, Mr. Kitty, you sure had an eventful day. But, I sure am glad that you're feeling better!

P.S. to Mr. Kitty's mom: I'm sorry to hear that you're having so much trouble with your allergies and sinuses. I have had allergies and sinus issues my whole life, and, until I got a handle on it, I used to have frequent vertigo. I take decongestant and antihistamine to keep mine at bay. I used to use prescription steroid nasal spray, and I still would except for the fact that I developed an allergy to one of the ingredients. Instead, I now frequently use saline nasal spray. My doctor also advised me to try using Afrin nasal spray for a couple of days when my ears get to acting up. Afrin really helps me, and it is sold OTC, but do be careful with this stuff and be sure to read the label. And, one easy yet very important piece of advice - drink lots and lots of water! I hope you get to feeling better!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys....hope yur mom getz ta feelin better....we R sorree we haz noe tips for her bout de vertigo :(

N kitty ...dood.....we iz buzzed happee de mouz iz outta yur system N we hope yur on de road ta health & ree coveree...slow & steddy winz de race.... paws up two yur vet for gettin it outta ya.....

az all wayz; de manee blessings oh St Francis two ewe....hay. may bee him can help yur mom two !!!! ya never noe ~~ ♥♥♥

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so glad to hear you are feeling better, Mr. Kitty! Eating and wanting to go out on the porch are pawesome signs.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You poor baby!!! So happy you're feeling better.

The Island Cats said...

Mr. Kitty, we're so glad all went well for you. We bet you're glad to get rid of that lump.

Bernadette said...

Mr. Kitty we are so glad you have so many good beans around you! We would have been unable to do anything if we were your family, 17 and scary surgery. Happy you are feeling better already.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds huge! No wonder you couldn't breathe! Thank goodness they got that outta there, and I'm so glad you feel better already! Hugs and purrs for a quick recovery!
And for your mommy, more hugs and purrs! Sounds like you both need some good cuddles for healing! I hope you snuggle-nurse each other back to health!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are delighted that you are back to your normal self after the surgery on your lump and it was nothing "nasty".
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Flynn said...

I am glad you have got rid of that nasty old lump, Mr Kitty, and glad you did so well for the op. I am purring for your good recovery.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh Mr Kitty so glad you got rid of that lump, it sounds like it was making life uncomfortable for you.
Tell your Mom my Mom has benign positional vertigo (BPV) and there is nothing to take for it. IN her case the ear crystals just have to settle back into their spot and then the vertigo stuff goes away. (She has had the repositioning done to help get those crystals back in place though)

Quill and Greyson said...

How scary Mr. Kitty so glad you're feeling better! Hope your Mom feels better soon too!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You have been through a lot Mr. Kitty. I am glad you are feeling better now. I hope your Mom feels better soon. I had a bad sinus infection once that gave me vertigo. I can't remember the antibiotic that Dr. gave me, but I think she needs to see a Dr.

meowmeowmans said...

That was scary, Mr. Kitty. We are so glad you got de-lumped, and that you're doing much better now. We're purring and praying that the tests come back "good." And also that Mom's vertigo goes away real soon.

Caren Gittleman said...

thank goodness the lump removal went well but you poor thing!!! That is one bad wound :(
I feel bad for your Mom too...I get sinus/vertigo issues and that is NOT fun! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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