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Old October 19th 17, 07:34 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Nipsy gets a very bad report

On 10/19/2017 8:30 AM, dgk wrote:
On Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:16:44 +0100, Judith Latham

In article , dgk
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:46:50 -0700, Joy wrote:

On 10/7/2017 8:01 AM, dgk wrote:
On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 22:12:16 -0700, Joy

I often walk into the house, and Sccoter and Baby are somewhere, but
Nipsy comes up to me and whines. And whines some more. I never know
what he wants. I give him food, treats, a petting, a brushing. I just
don't know.

That is obviously very frustrating. Best wishes for him not to be in

I remembered something else. Maybe a month ago, I came in and found that
the whole den was covered in blood. Not a big pool or anything like
that, but spots of blood that really covered a good part of the floor.
Luckily it's tile so cleans up easily but I couldn't figure out where it
came from.

None of the cats had anything noticeable, so I figured that maybe they
had really taken apart a lizard, but I never saw a lizard body. The cats
do eat them sometimes.

So I guess that was Nipsy trying to scratch that ear. I once had a cat
named Jackie that was ripping her ear apart because there was a tumor
growing in it, so perhaps this is the same thing.

I hope it isn't bothering him all the time. We'll see how the steroid
and antibiotic do.

Purrs and prayers for the treatment to help.


Vet visit yesterday. The ear growth has gotten a bit smaller, he's on
another antibiotic, and we'll do an xray in 4 weeks to see what's
happening in the lung.

The vet said that the infection in the ear won't go away until the
mass is removed because the air is being blocked. But it might not
even be a tumor. It could just be a really big polyp.

The vet mentioned that yesterday, and I wasn't really thinking I guess
because Nipsy has had problems with that ear for years. So maybe it is
just a polyp. I have a call into the vet to check on that, given his
history. Maybe I will take him to the specialist after all and have it
removed. But there is still that thing in his lung. What to do...

Yes, it's a hard call to make. Purrs for you to find the right decision.