It’s about Lui again

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 …” ?

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  1. I’m calling Lui’s name and sending healthy prayers, love and purrs to him. And hugs for his cat mom. <3

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    1. And she is VERY appreciative, M-J ! Right now it’s 5:35am, and he wants to know why I won’t feed him. :( I feel like the worst kind of monster. But all things must pass, I know …

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      1. I hope you get hopeful news today or soon.

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  2. Dear Lui! I’m sending the best healing thoughts I can possibly send, M-R. I hope the news will be encouraging! Nothing else will do!

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    1. Nothing else at all ! He is to have a biopsy taken on Friday: our much-loved vet is coming in specially to do it. All fingers crossed, dear Debra.

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  3. Sorry to hear it could be bad news. Crossing my fingers it will be benign.

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    1. My hope too, Amanda.

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  4. Oh MR – I couldn’t bear to respond the other day, and can hardly today, but I have to let you know that I’m thinking of you and poor Lui. <3

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    1. Thanks from the heart, Maggie. Life’s the pits sometimes.

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  5. hoping for the best

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    1. So many things link us. Poekie always in my heart,

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  6. I’m sending hugs and happy thoughts your way!

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    1. Thank-you, Hannah ! I think I’m in denial again …

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  7. It seems so … ridiculous, Sue, eh ? But from one to the other is a pretty big leap. As you mean, of course.

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  8. BTW The pic didn’t show up for me, but maybe it does for others.

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    1. No pic. That’s why. You expected one: what did I write ? Ah: I think a pic of the swelling ? At that point all I could do was tel Nev “It reminds me of the English cartoonists’ version of Boris Johnson.”
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      1. Hmm, the post was displayed with a big empty box and a little question mark in the middle, before the text. That usually means there’s a failed pic? But sounds like not.

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        1. Screengrab please ST ? – by email ?

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          1. Looks like it’s not there any more…though I’m on my iPad and that was the laptop. Will try to remember to check the laptop later.

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            1. Put it out of your mind, ST: I believe it was the previous theme – one that remembers every bloody thing you ever did. So I changed it, But thank-you very much for drawing my attention to, because I wouldn’t otherwise have known.

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  9. Lui! Lui! Lui! I wish you both the best news!

    How about that – could be lung cancer or cancer of the toe. Who would have thought.

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