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Old April 30th 21, 10:58 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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Her troubles aren't over. The vet had told me after the teeth
extractions on 4/16 Buffy had quite a bit of bone loss and the abscess
(infection) under one of the molars was nasty. Strong antibiotics,
liquid pain meds, she was doing much better a week later.

Then last week I noticed litterbox problems. She was eating and
drinking, acting like she felt fine. She'd even started eating her dry
kibble again, despite the missing five teeth. But she was urinating but
not pooping. I called but had a hard time getting an appointment.

The vet suggested I mix a little olive oil into her wet food to help
things along. I was surprised but she ate it. For about four days.
And it helped a little but I wasn't seeing "normal" output. She started
turning her nose up at the food with olive oil. And no, she won't eat
canned pumpkin. Meanwhile, no appointments had opened up.

Then her eye started weeping again and her cheek is a bit swollen again
- not as much as before, but still. And she started acting really
punky. Oh no. I managed to get her in today. (And definitely let them
know they dropped the ball because when I first called about the lack of
poop they promised to call me the minute there was a cancellation and
they didn't.)

The vet has some potentially bad news. It appears Buffy might have a
cancerous tumor. She did a full body X-ray to rule out chest
involvement and that turned out fine. They can't tell from the dental
X-ray if there is a tumor or not. She saw a little stool in her colon
that could not be felt when she palpitated Buffy's belly, but no blockages.

This isn't a specialized veterinary practice, she and her colleagues
cannot say for sure at this juncture but they suspect cancer.

In the meantime, she was given IV fluids, another shot of strong
antibiotics and a cortisone shot to help reduce the swelling in her jaw.
All our fingers are crossed that maybe it's just a stubborn infection.

I'm to watch her over the weekend and make sure she eats and drinks and
of course call them ASAP if she gets worse. The vet will call me on
Monday to check on her to see what's going on.

Buffy needs some purrs, please.

Jill
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Old May 1st 21, 12:39 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Cheryl[_5_]
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Default Purrs for Buffy

On 2021-04-30 7:28 p.m., jmcquown wrote:
Her troubles aren't over.* The vet had told me after the teeth
extractions on 4/16 Buffy had quite a bit of bone loss and the abscess
(infection) under one of the molars was nasty.* Strong antibiotics,
liquid pain meds, she was doing much better a week later.

Then last week I noticed litterbox problems.* She was eating and
drinking, acting like she felt fine.* She'd even started eating her dry
kibble again, despite the missing five teeth.* But she was urinating but
not pooping.* I called but had a hard time getting an appointment.

The vet suggested I mix a little olive oil into her wet food to help
things along.* I was surprised but she ate it.* For about four days. And
it helped a little but I wasn't seeing "normal" output.* She started
turning her nose up at the food with olive oil.* And no, she won't eat
canned pumpkin.* Meanwhile, no appointments had opened up.

Then her eye started weeping again and her cheek is a bit swollen again
- not as much as before, but still.* And she started acting really
punky.* Oh no.* I managed to get her in today. (And definitely let them
know they dropped the ball because when I first called about the lack of
poop they promised to call me the minute there was a cancellation and
they didn't.)

The vet has some potentially bad news.* It appears Buffy might have a
cancerous tumor.* She did a full body X-ray to rule out chest
involvement and that turned out fine.* They can't tell from the dental
X-ray if there is a tumor or not.* She saw a little stool in her colon
that could not be felt when she palpitated Buffy's belly, but no blockages.

This isn't a specialized veterinary practice, she and her colleagues
cannot say for sure at this juncture but they suspect cancer.

In the meantime, she was given IV fluids, another shot of strong
antibiotics and a cortisone shot to help reduce the swelling in her jaw.
All our fingers are crossed that maybe it's just a stubborn infection.

I'm to watch her over the weekend and make sure she eats and drinks and
of course call them ASAP if she gets worse.* The vet will call me on
Monday to check on her to see what's going on.

Buffy needs some purrs, please.


I'm so sorry to hear this.

Purrs for Buffy.

Cheryl



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Old May 1st 21, 01:31 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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Default Purrs for Buffy

On 4/30/2021 7:39 PM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2021-04-30 7:28 p.m., jmcquown wrote:
Her troubles aren't over.* The vet had told me after the teeth
extractions on 4/16 Buffy had quite a bit of bone loss and the abscess
(infection) under one of the molars was nasty.* Strong antibiotics,
liquid pain meds, she was doing much better a week later.

Then last week I noticed litterbox problems.* She was eating and
drinking, acting like she felt fine.* She'd even started eating her
dry kibble again, despite the missing five teeth.* But she was
urinating but not pooping.* I called but had a hard time getting an
appointment.

The vet suggested I mix a little olive oil into her wet food to help
things along.* I was surprised but she ate it.* For about four days.
And it helped a little but I wasn't seeing "normal" output.* She
started turning her nose up at the food with olive oil.* And no, she
won't eat canned pumpkin.* Meanwhile, no appointments had opened up.

Then her eye started weeping again and her cheek is a bit swollen
again - not as much as before, but still.* And she started acting
really punky.* Oh no.* I managed to get her in today. (And definitely
let them know they dropped the ball because when I first called about
the lack of poop they promised to call me the minute there was a
cancellation and they didn't.)

The vet has some potentially bad news.* It appears Buffy might have a
cancerous tumor.* She did a full body X-ray to rule out chest
involvement and that turned out fine.* They can't tell from the dental
X-ray if there is a tumor or not.* She saw a little stool in her colon
that could not be felt when she palpitated Buffy's belly, but no
blockages.

This isn't a specialized veterinary practice, she and her colleagues
cannot say for sure at this juncture but they suspect cancer.

In the meantime, she was given IV fluids, another shot of strong
antibiotics and a cortisone shot to help reduce the swelling in her
jaw. All our fingers are crossed that maybe it's just a stubborn
infection.

I'm to watch her over the weekend and make sure she eats and drinks
and of course call them ASAP if she gets worse.* The vet will call me
on Monday to check on her to see what's going on.

Buffy needs some purrs, please.


I'm so sorry to hear this.

Purrs for Buffy.

Cheryl



Thank you, Cheryl.

Jill
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Old May 2nd 21, 04:11 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
cshenk[_4_]
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Default Purrs for Buffy

jmcquown wrote:

Her troubles aren't over. The vet had told me after the teeth
extractions on 4/16 Buffy had quite a bit of bone loss and the
abscess (infection) under one of the molars was nasty. Strong
antibiotics, liquid pain meds, she was doing much better a week later.

Then last week I noticed litterbox problems. She was eating and
drinking, acting like she felt fine. She'd even started eating her
dry kibble again, despite the missing five teeth. But she was
urinating but not pooping. I called but had a hard time getting an
appointment.

The vet suggested I mix a little olive oil into her wet food to help
things along. I was surprised but she ate it. For about four days.
And it helped a little but I wasn't seeing "normal" output. She
started turning her nose up at the food with olive oil. And no, she
won't eat canned pumpkin. Meanwhile, no appointments had opened up.

Then her eye started weeping again and her cheek is a bit swollen
again - not as much as before, but still. And she started acting
really punky. Oh no. I managed to get her in today. (And definitely
let them know they dropped the ball because when I first called about
the lack of poop they promised to call me the minute there was a
cancellation and they didn't.)

The vet has some potentially bad news. It appears Buffy might have a
cancerous tumor. She did a full body X-ray to rule out chest
involvement and that turned out fine. They can't tell from the
dental X-ray if there is a tumor or not. She saw a little stool in
her colon that could not be felt when she palpitated Buffy's belly,
but no blockages.

This isn't a specialized veterinary practice, she and her colleagues
cannot say for sure at this juncture but they suspect cancer.

In the meantime, she was given IV fluids, another shot of strong
antibiotics and a cortisone shot to help reduce the swelling in her
jaw. All our fingers are crossed that maybe it's just a stubborn
infection.

I'm to watch her over the weekend and make sure she eats and drinks
and of course call them ASAP if she gets worse. The vet will call me
on Monday to check on her to see what's going on.

Buffy needs some purrs, please.

Jill


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