Thursday, July 17, 2008

Houdini in his carrier

Houdini in his carrier this morning...

A vet check--the fluid in his chest has gone down enough to reveal some sort of mass or growth in his ribcage. Dr. Bando said it may not necessarily be malignant...

So we are home with a maintenance dose of Lasik. The vet said his breathing was free and unencumbered and he's lost over four pounds of the water weight he was carrying two weeks ago. His appetite remains good and he is happy and purring most of the time, but he isn't as active as he was.

Still, I really how no idea how old he is. He has lived with us for eight years and I guessed him to be at least three when he came to live with us but I don't know--he could have been five--or eight. By any estimate, he is into his teens and health problems are to be expected.

Anyway, we live in the now and appreciate each day.

2 comments:

MmeBenaut said...

Houdini is so lucky to be part of your family, Laura. I hope he continues to have better health for a while.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sending good thoughts to Houdini.
Glad he is feeling all right.