He had an appointment with Nev the vet this-morning, at which I was to show her the videos of his progress (or lack thereof).
The problem has been found: there is not yet a diagnosis.
Under the middle toe of his right foot there is (now ! – but never before) a fairly big, hard-ish swelling. He will no longer let Nev manipulate his right foot; and in fact he hissed at her when she did. So she stopped, and went looking; and there it was.
It’s likely to be a tumour. Has he been coughing lately ? – why, yes … a couple of times in the last week or so: why ? Because there is a form of lung cancer in cats that metastisises – or simply shows itself – in their digits. But there’s also a possibility that it’s a local tumour, in which case we will simply remove that toe.
He’s still there at the vets’, having X-rays of both his right front paw and of his lungs.
Nev will call me in a couple of hours to come and collect him.
Can we, meanwhile, all do as The Doctor’s followers did in that rather super ‘Martha Jones vs The Master’ episode, and call out “Lui … Lui .. Lui …” ?