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May 07, 2008
Sick lad

Kismet had his followup at the vet yesterday. As you may recall, he developed an upper respiratory infection, with what appeared to be a swollen lymph node under his armpit.

Though he's still a tiny bit wheezy, the antibiotics seem to be doing their job. Kismet struggles against being pilled, like every cat I've ever tried it with, but once the pill is in he swallows it right down, accompanied by a round of tummy rubbing and repeated "good boy."

The vet did not, however, like the armpit lump, which appears to have expanded. It looks like it's within the loose skin, and doesn't seem to be causing the lad any discomfort, but it's grown rather a lot in the past week.

We have another followup on Monday next. The vet will perform a biopsy to try to figure out just what we're dealing with here.

I knew that taking on two new cats would inevitably lead to veterinary issues. I just wasn't expecting them quite so soon.

He's such a sweet little cat; always poking his nose into everything, playing with Packet, curious about Mycah (who is still a bit stand-offish), chatting constantly, and very affectionate. I sure hope that whatever it is under his arm isn't too serious.

Posted by Russ at 04:08 PM, May 7, 2008 in Animals

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Awwww, I am sorry he's sick and has a lump. I hope it isn't anything serious. He's just getting to learn what love and a forever home is!

Posted by: Parker at May 7, 2008 05:49 PM

Poor little guy! Vets are no fun. We're sending lots of purrrrrs, and we hope that it turns out to be nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Grr, Midnight & Cocoa at May 7, 2008 06:41 PM

Will keep good thoughts.

Posted by: Ith at May 7, 2008 07:08 PM

Oh no, we are sorry Kismet isn't feeling well!! We will purrr for the lumps to go away and Him to feel better.
Your FL furiends,

Posted by: Samantha & Mr. Tigger at May 7, 2008 08:36 PM

omigosh, we hope it's nothing serious! we're gonna say purrayers fur Kismet...

Posted by: Zippy, Sadie & Speedy at May 8, 2008 12:03 AM

I hope that lump turns out to be nothing sinister and young Kismet is back running at full strength real soon :)

Posted by: Jane at May 9, 2008 10:06 AM

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