Friday, March 10, 2017
Took Ace to the vet and it turns out he does not have cancer- thus far. He does seem to have a nasty head cold that has not yet made the trip down into his lungs.They sounded clear.
The vet noticed his little nose was running! I hadn't even noticed that! So bad! Poor little kitty feels so bad he didn't even fight me when I swept in to grab him up and force him head first into Tinys cat box. It did help my cause that before I left for work that I trapped him and Tiny upstairs to limit the square footage where he could hide. I've been to this circus before and I knew I would be working with a ticking clock. I didn't want to waste what time I had racing around the whole house playing hide and seek with him. It's a testament to just how bad he must have been feeling, as I caught him and had him boxed up in record time.
I got him to the vet and he saw him right away and listened to his chest - clear! took his little temperature - not feverish! and gave him a shot of antibiotic and something for his congestion. Ace is a big strong cat and he was very brave and well behaved He is so not Tex, he didn't make a sound or need to be sedated or held down or anything. It was a lovely change of pace. I didn't even have to muzzle him. How many people have a muzzle for that cat? I do!
The vet told me to keep an eye on him and to keep him updated on his condition. Its only been a couple of of hours but I think he already seems a little more perky. I mean at least I don't know where he is now, but I saw him an hour or so ago, and he was moving around, and that is more than he was doing since this weekend so I feel better about him getting better.
The whole visit took almost no time and I got home really quickly and I could have gone back to work, and in all honesty, I really should have because I have so much to do and Friday is going to suck because of it. However, I would have had a total of an hour of time and while I would have gotten some done, I wouldn't have gotten all of it done. I stayed home and watched some TV and relaxed and got my laundry done and that was also work that really needed to get done.