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The cat is not happy

July 22, 2010  9:37 PM

Today started like the other days. Stimpy sees me getting dressed and she knows it is just about time to go. She has gotten used to no food, but I still feel guilty making her wait. I stay up until midnight just so she can have food and water as late as possible. This morning she hid under the bed skirt and she held on tight when I was trying to get her out. She is so calm going there but when it is time to go into the exam room, she goes on guard. She growled at me when I tried to get her out of the crate. I guess I am going to have to start  taking it apart. They are a pain to assemble but if it causes her less stress it is worth the effort.

Her new vet student is named Kelvin. He said she hissed at him when he was near her in her kennel. Poor thing, she just does not understand what is happening. Thankfully, tomorrow is Friday and then she will have the weekend off. I am even more thankful that next Friday is finally her last treatment and we can go home on Saturday.

I finally got out of the room and had some human interaction today. The couple I met at the vet school, Alison and Eric whose cat Smudge had surgery to remove a cancerous lump from his throat, joined me for dinner at a place called Sycamore. It was very nice. Both Alison and Eric know a lot about cat care and Alison knows a lot about biology and she is studying radiology so it was actually a great dinner because she set my mind at ease about a lot of things. Smudge is probably going  to have to undergo radiation as well as soon as he can gain some weight. I hate that they have to go down this path as well. She showed me a picture of him and he is a handsome cat. Male calicoes are rare so it is very befitting that someone who knows so much about biology would have such a special cat.

When I got back to the room, Stimpy was fine. She wanted some food of course so I gave her some of her favorite. She is still giving me some grief about taking the Azodyl. I have  probably wasted more of the capsules than I have given her. I was playing with her fuzzy ball because she seemed like she was in a frisky mood and when I flipped the ball towards her, it landed on her head. It is so light that it did not bother her and I had enough time to get the camera and get this great shot. She is notorious for moving just before the shot so I am surprised that I got this one.


Woo hoo! Only six more treatments to go! I hope these next five days go by fast.



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Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome picture. Stimpy is quite a character. May I ask you a question? As you know, we are meeting with the oncologist on Tuesday to figure out if Salem will need radiation and/or chemotherapy now that her surgery is through....I was wondering, how long does each radiation treatment take? We are going to have a really hard time getting time off from work or finding other people to help us get Salem back and forth to the oncologists office, and it seems they have crappy hours (7:30 AM - 4:30 PM only)...so I was hoping to start planning. Thank you!
-Robin from the VAS group
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