I hav hade another crazy day today but wanted to fill you in on how Massimo is doing today. When I spoke to the vet he told me that Massimo’s kidney function is completely normal. *woo hoo* I don’t have to tell you that this was a huge relief for both Dan and me. Massimo’s liver function test was a little elevated but it was not to a level that caused great concern. Doc explained that kidney removal doesn’t typically work out well with cats or dogs. He also told me that when cats have cancer in the kidney it is generally lymphoma so removing the kidney is of no use. His recommendation was to keep an eye on Masi, paying attention to his appetite, bathroom habits, and whether he is vomiting more than normal. For now Masi isn’t in any danger and there is a good chance that the abnormal kidney that they saw on the x-ray isn’t going to be an issue. *whew* I feel like we dodge a bullet with this one.
Since her asthma continues to be under control I have scheduled her dental procedure for this coming Tuesday. I decided it was best to get all the felines taken care of now while we had time in our schedule. Given how poorly Nicco (aka Binky) handled fasting for Masi I think Monday night we will be closing the bedroom door so that I can get enough rest to safely drive Luca to her doc appointment. I swear having pets is exactly like having children only they don’t speak.
Marine Electronics Seminar:
Tonight Dan and I will be attending a marine electronics seminar where will hopefully learn how to use some of the fancy equipment on the boat. I need to leave the house soon to drive downtown and pick Dan up and then drive to class.
Sorry I didn’t have time to get the eggplant soup recipe posted today. I thought I would have more time today but some unexpected things came up.
Today was busy but it was a great day so I have many things to be thankful for which is wonderful.
• I am thrilled that my precious little angel Masi is doing much better than I expected after the radiology results yesterday. Thank you for everyone that kept him in their thoughts. It is also very touching to have so many people care about my little baby. :-)
• We got some good news on the boat today which I can be happy about now. The sea trial is scheduled for Monday (7/25) and the boat will be leaving Grenada either 7/29 or 7/30. Sailing days are here again! *woo hoo* Both Dan and I are really looking forward to having our girl downtown. Yesterday I was only concerned about my boy but today I am happy about the boat again. ;-)
• It makes me happy that the online book club seems to be of interest. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to answer the 7 question survey please do. I am very interested in your responses. So far it looks like the first book will be “The China Study”. If you are looking for an excuse to reread it please join us online. I will be posting the details soon.
• My little baby has gotten his appetite back. *woo hoo* My little Masi ate his lunch from the palm of my hand today. It was good to see him eating with such energy. This was the first meal he ate with intensity. *whew* I wish there was more I could do for my fur children rather than feeling helpless. However I am grateful that they have a wonderful caring doctor to look after them. For years I have said that I wished I could find an internist that I liked as much as our vet. Our current internist is a nice guy but he isn’t our veterinarian. However that is probably only because I have only known him 10 years not the nearly 30 we have known the vet. Besides, our vet is a tough act to follow. ;-)
It is time for me to make myself presentable for this evening. It is nice to be leaving the house knowing that all my fur children are happy and healthy this evening. Talk to you again soon. Enjoy the remainder of your evening.