The photos for today’s post are all taken in the back yard. Every morning we take the kitties outside for some fresh air and adventure. It also gives them a bit of time away from each other.
Now, for the updates:
Wonderful News about Molly’s Knee
We received the best news possible that Molly does not need surgery on her knee! The surgeon examined her and said the bone healed well but she still needs time for all the ligaments & tendons to heal. She doesn’t have any restrictions on her activity, but we will always try to keep the furniture & perches situated so that she has an easy path up & down. The less stress on that leg, the better.
Terrible News about Tilly’s Teeth
Shortly after receiving the wonderful news about Molly, we got really bad news about Tilly. I noticed a bit of drooly blood a couple weeks ago and it turns out she has stomatitis, which is now called Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS). This is an extremely painful condition where any bacteria on the teeth causes severe inflammation in the mouth. We were lucky to get an immediate consult with the veterinary dentist, who said Tilly’s case is severe and she needs ALL her teeth removed. She had her pre-op lab work today, and because her condition is so painful and already quite bad, surgery is scheduled for October 24. Until then, she gets pain medication twice daily and lots of canned food meals. We’re not looking forward to the surgery and recovery but it gives Tilly the best chance of having a healthier mouth and good quality of life.
Wolfie & Pearl
Wolfie & Pearl are both doing well. They have wellness vet visits later this month, and paws crossed they have healthy check-ups. Wolfie is the sweetest big baby boy who still needs a daily cuddle with his blanket (preferably on Mom). He gets along well with everyone and absolutely loves playing with Molly….until she becomes a pest and he tells her to leave him alone.
Pearl alternates between being “Squirrely Pearl” who runs around the house like a crazy cat, and a sweet little girl who wants to be petted. She and Molly are still quite friendly with each other and play & groom each other frequently.
Again, I’m sorry to not be updating our blog or visiting yours. As you can see, we’re still dealing with a variety of health issues that are keeping us occupied and a bit stressed.