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Old 04-21-2008, 08:57 PM   #21
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #22
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Good news, so it seems. No tumor is good, and no ductal enlargement is good.

Hope things stay peaceful. Glad to hear your news.
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After so many sad pet stories, it's nice to hear one with a positive outcome!
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Hmmm...dont get me started on ductal enlargement.
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Hi Purron,
I'm so happy to hear that things are looking good...and will definitely keep paws crossed at our house for your kitty. Its such a good life lesson kitties give us...if you feel good...enjoy the moment. And as cat owners we know that's exactly what they do and good luck in getting the medication down!!
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Glad to hear this encouraging news!
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Slight threadjack - just had to comment on your avatar, CFB. I've never seen such a sinister looking bunny! Not cute at all, but it does make me chuckle every time I see it!
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It came from Purron!
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Oh too funny!
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Yeah! Heres the large version.

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...tml#post646929

I hear that it's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
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One more funny detail about the evil bunny pic. As you know, its from a promo for a 1972 grade B horror movie called "Night of the Lepus". This movie makes Ed Wood (director of Plan 9 from Outer Space) look like a genius. Anyway, according to Wikipedia, the movie was based on a book titled "The Year of the Angry Rabbit". Apparently, this book is about mutant killer rabbits in Australia. Sounds like a must have for the CFB library.

I had fun googling this. In my prior working life, I was an analyst for the government. Now I analyze stuff like this. Who says we don't do productive and useful stuff in retirement?
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Oh my! I must say I have never envisioned mutant killer rabbits. Now that's an active imagination! Thanks for the chuckle! And Purron, I think your time was well spent
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I actually saw that movie on TV. I was reminded of SNL: Truly Bad Cinema.
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Purron...hopefully this was a delightful distraction and that your cat will be waking you up by laying on top of your head, kneading your soft and tender parts with claws at 2-3am, coughing up hairballs next to your bed at just the right time to wake you up and make going back to sleep unhelpful, and ripping up random edges and corners of your carpet. And of course, inexplicably peeing on something expensive from time to time.

All the while licking a paw and intimating "dont you just LOVE me?"
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Purron...hopefully this was a delightful distraction and that your cat will be waking you up by laying on top of your head, kneading your soft and tender parts with claws at 2-3am, coughing up hairballs next to your bed at just the right time to wake you up and make going back to sleep unhelpful, and ripping up random edges and corners of your carpet. And of course, inexplicably peeing on something expensive from time to time.

All the while licking a paw and intimating "dont you just LOVE me?"
You know they are feeling better when they do all this stuff
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Purron...hopefully this was a delightful distraction and that your cat will be waking you up by laying on top of your head, kneading your soft and tender parts with claws at 2-3am, coughing up hairballs next to your bed at just the right time to wake you up and make going back to sleep unhelpful, and ripping up random edges and corners of your carpet. And of course, inexplicably peeing on something expensive from time to time.

All the while licking a paw and intimating "dont you just LOVE me?"
This is sooooooooo our cat. Check out this video: Cat Wake-up Call | Cartoons & Comics | Funny Videos, Pictures and Jokes at JibJab

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Purron...I am so glad that things are going well! Please keep us updated on his progress.
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My cat has not responded to the medical treatments and his liver enzymes have gotten worse. I took him into the specialist today for a needle aspiration on his liver. We should get the results in a few days. If this test is inconclusive, the next step will be surgery to obtain a liver biopsy.

I love this cat very much so will proceed as recommended by my vet and the specialist. They are both esteemed professionals and are not pressuring me into anything more than I am willing to do for him. So far this year, I have invested about $2,000 in dealing with his liver condition plus routine stuff like shots and a dental cleaning. Given the fact he is 11 years old and in great health otherwise, I have decided to do whatever I can to help him get better.

When I first introduced myself to this board, I presented my estimated budget which included over $3,000 for the care of my cats. A number of folks commented this was a high figure. This year has shown this estimate was not too high at all. Please know I donít criticize those who chose not to elect such costly treatments and tests. I have known many people who put their pets through many invasive procedures without positive results. Hopefully, this will not be the case for my cat. How to care for an animal companion who is ill is a very personal choice and one many of us struggle with.

My heart is very heavy tonight and I am so worried about my little furry pal. I just hope the cause of his liver problems can be pinpointed soon so I know what to expect. I adopted him over 11 years ago from the shelter I now volunteer with in retirement. One thing that troubles me is knowing how much the money I have spent on this one cat could help the countless abandoned and neglected animals at the shelter. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night.
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