Friday, December 21, 2007

Not just humans

Mysterious lumps and bumps are not restricted to humans..........


This is Pandora, our precious ancient pussycat who is the grand age of 18 and a half.

This week we found a large lump by one of her shoulder blades, about 2cm in diameter. We are very, very scared.

I don't want to take her to the vet. Her brother, Pushkin, died of abdominal cancer.
She's very old to go through the stress of treatment, and the vet may decide to take her away from us forever, or whatever is causing the lump may steal her away.

I can't imagine life without 'Pandy'.

Meanwhile, she is ok in herself for an octogenarian pussycat, she isn't showing any signs of pain, she doesn't flinch when I check her lump, she still begs to be carried around, she still tells us she loves us, she chatters at us, she purrs so loudly, she isn't limping, she is eating well, she is still using the litter tray without accidents and she seems very happy.

But a lump is a lump.....

To those that have left messages, thank you :-) Your support is valued beyond words.

cq

12 comments:

Sara said...

Oh, my dear CQ, I know how you must feel and my thought and prayers are with you, Pandora, and your family. Please keep us informed on how she is doing.

BTW, Michele sent me and she would want you to know Pandora is in her thoughts too.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My Dear CQ...Iknow hoe you and MB LOVE Pandora....I pray that whatever that is just goes away by itself....I surely can understand you not weanting to take her to the Vet....that would be terribly stressful for this dear 'old lady'....Does she seem in pain? Cause if she doesn't, maybe just do nothing. I dob't know. But I can surely understand how you feel, with all my heart....! I send healing prayers to your lovely sweet Pandora...!
Michele does, too!

Aginoth said...

Crosses everything.

[HUG]

Thumper said...

Take her to the vet. It might be as simple as a lipoma, which is nothing. But if it is something, she might need pain medication, and I don't see you as the kind of person who would risk with holding that just because you're afraid of losing her.

At her age, a lipoma is a very real possibility. It's basically a little sac of fat. Heck, even the Spouse Thingy has one...

retardedrugrat said...

CQ hon, I'm sorry to hear this news.

I know how much Pandora means to you and you are in my thoughts and prayers right now.

Please do keep us informed!

gautami tripathy said...

That is bad news. She looks so sweet in this photo.
Do take her to the vet. It might be something mild. It is better to get it checked.

Wish you a merry christmas and a very happty new year.

You know, Michele sent me here today!

Bob-kat said...

Hon, if Pandy is okay in herself that is a good sign, but I must agree with Thumper. It could be nothing and you need to know what youa re dealing with. Just remember that if the vet suggests something you're not happy with then say 'no' as she is your cat and you are in control.

{big hugs}

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well...I tried to leave a comment and got a strange message from Blogger....OY! Blogger is really a pain these days....Having to fill out the xsame info over and over and then...it won't take the comment....!

What I was saying is: I am glad to know Pandora is fine, except for that pesky lump...! And also, I was remembering last year and how You-Know-Who, kept knocking over the Christmas Tree....lol.....I was wondering if that is happening this year, too...OR, has he been banished from the room with the tree?
Big Hugs to both your dear dears from me and Sweetie....!

Michael Manning said...

CQ: I have a friend who had a similar issue with her older Cat and it was a fat deposit that was dealt with easily. What a beautiful cat you have! 18! I send my thoughts and prayers for positive news!

LadyBugCrossing said...

Oh no! I hope it is just a fatty deposit...
xo
LBC

Ex-Shammickite said...

My guess is a lipoma.
Older cats and dogs get them often, and it's just a fatty deposit that isn't harmful to the animal, just worrying to the owner.
But take her to the vet anyway, better to be safe than sorry!

The Meezers said...

Hi CQ - we were just checking on Pandy and Charlie and wondering how they were. We hope that Pandy is doing well.