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Posted: Sunday 1 April, 2007

by Rosemary at 7:22pm in Cats 2 comments Comments closed

You may recall that Cassius, our big black cat, was diagnosed with a nasal tumour a few weeks ago. He had an incisor removed February 2006 and we couldn't get the infection cleared - he had it cleaned twice last year and had long courses of antibiotics. About six weeks ago, he was real poorly - the infection was back, he dropped to 4kg (from 5.2kg) and was quite ill. After treatment, a biopsy showed that he had a nasal tumour. As the condemned man ate a hearty breakfast, Cass has been dining on freshly cooked chicken, salmon steaks, a bit of medium rare sirloin and double cream. He's on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

He was back at the vet for a check up on Tuesday. He's back to 5.2kg, there's no swelling in the lymph nodes, indicating that the nasal tumour is primary, which is good news and his mouth looks really good. This was great news but no surprise to those of us living with him.

Cassius has spring fever. He's been tearing about in the house and the garden buut last night, he excelled himself. Dan and I were watching TV in bed, drinking tea and eating Cadbury's mini eggs (as you do at this time of year). Cassius was "resting" on the bed - until a mini-egg fell out of the bag! He was absolutely wild! He threw it around - picking it up in his mouth; he pounced; he leapt; he knocked it on to the floor and dribbled it round the room then up and down the hall; it was in my slippers; out my slippers; under cushions; under the bed. Heaven's knows where it is now. We were exhausted watching him; Felix was cowering on my pillow - he could have been next!

So Cassius will be back on Whiskas and I'll be on Metacam!



Thursday 5 April, 2007 at 3:54pm

This is such GOOD news. It is so nice when are beloved pets get back to normal and feeling so friskey!!


Thursday 5 April, 2007 at 6:49pm

He's scarily frisky - hunting butterflies this morning and terrorising the dogs and Felix. He just loves this weather - it's been soooo warm and sunny. And has been for days.

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