17 April 2011

A Visit to Tommy's Favourite Vet

He was a glutton. Now his appetite is poor. Tommy is losing weight. And this worries EJ.

After confirming his favourite vet was on duty, EJ drove Tommy to the clinic yesterday in a drizzle.

Tommy's favourite vet was about to leave for a house call but on seeing Tommy, he exchanged duties with another doctor so that he could attend to Tommy. Read about Tommy's reaction on their first meeting here.

A thorough check-up was done and an irregular heart rhythm was detected. Blood had to be extracted for tests. Tommy put up a fight and only a small amount was obtained. More staff came to help and EJ left the room. EJ is known to have scratchy eyes only but when Tommy gave a long, really loud heart-rending wail, EJ's eyes welled up.

The x-rays confirmed his enlarged heart.

Tommy has cardiomyopathy -- heart problems.

Results of the blood tests to be out early next week will show whether Tommy has other accompanying complications in the liver or kidneys.

EJ would love to but could not visit all you wonderful friends as often and will post on Tommy's and Cinders' health progress.

The now aging 14-year-old not-so-handsome Tommy but still as vocal and loving.

27 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Tommy, we will purr for you! Poor EJ, first Cinders, and now you are unwell. We're gonna purr 24/7 in shifts for all of you.

magiceye said...

take care guys... godspeed your recovery...

Woof woof
from Bozo
Pets forever

Sreisaat said...

Awww... our hearts go out to you. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Woofs from Max and Joe

My Dogspot

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Nonostante i suoi 14 anni, รจ ancora un bel gatto.
Credo che debba essere anche dolcissimo !
Buona giornata :))
Myriam

Kea said...

The mom's first thought had been hyper-thyroid, of course....It's very sad and difficult to deal with our aging kitties health issues, to know when to treat, when to let go...We're sending Tommy (and Cinders and everyone!) purrs and purrayers and crossing our paws for recovery and good quality of life.

-Fuzzy Tales

Old Kitty said...

Big big big big hugs to gorgeous Tommy and lovely Cinders!!! Me and Charlie are also sending you tons of purrs and prayers - please please take care! xx

Admiral Hestorb said...

Tommy darling precious baby. You are beautiful inside and out. Mommy loves you and I will be purring for you, dear one.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending our bestest purrs and gentle headbutts to you all.
Tommy you look so sorry for yourself sat on that little chair.
Lots of luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sylvia K said...

Oh, we're both sending lots of good thoughts to you guys and hope all goes well! Not fun to be sick and have to go to the Vet!! Take care!

Sam and Mojo

Brian said...

Well I think Tommy is as handsome as ever, once ya got it, it's there to stay. My sisters and I send many purrs to Tommy and Cinders...every single day.

i beati said...

Tommy don't worry I'm sick too and not so handsome,,,Have lovely days

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, E.J., I'm so sorry, but I'm glad he got to see his favorite vet. (I loved the story of how they met, but Tommy's early life broke my heart.)
We will be thinking of you and purring for you, Tommy. Yes, our dog Lindy can purr, and she does it a lot.
Love and purrs,
Kay and Lindy

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacqueline said...

EJ, we are so sorry to hear about Tommy and are sending our biggest purrs and prayers for his recovery and hope his test results are as good as possible...Of course, we are still purring/praying for beautiful Cinders as well...We hope both of those precious babies feel better soon...Best of luck, sweet friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Tommy is always handsome to us :)

Linens and Royals said...

Poor Tommy, you are only 14 and I hope you can overcome such sickness. Purrs and pats are being sent your way.

Mr Puddy said...

EJ, Me and my mom are very very sorry.
Me and my mom are not losing our hope. I do paws crossed. I do EXTREM PURRING for Tommy and Cinder.Mom will pray for them.

We do love you and your cats, EJ
Big Hugs for you.

xoxo

Amin said...

Take care! Take care!

ABBY said...

Dear Tommy
We will keep you in our purrayers and hope that there are no more complications to your condition.

We are sorry we have not been by to leave a comment, but our internet connection has been out for several days straight now with intermittent service for several weeks. We hope it is fixed, we are keeping our paws and whiskers crossed.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

chewy said...
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meowmeowmans said...

You are a hndsome mancat inside and out, Tommy. We are purring and praying for you and EJ.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

Mr Puddy said...

I hope everything doing O.K. with you, EJ
I just stop by to say " Happy Easter " : )

xoxo

Kat said...

Its so heartbreaking to hear about Tommy's heart problem. Poor Tommy and poor EJ. My prayers go to both of you and hope Cinders, Tommy and all the others too keep well. Please take care EJ.

Catherine said...

Poor sweet kitty! So sorry about your heart problems. Sending you extra hugs and kisses!
xo Catherine

Arti said...

Wish you extra speedy recovery Tommy... You will be back to full fitness soon...

Everycat said...

Tommy you are still a very handsome mancat. We're sorry that you have a heart problem and we hope that your favourite vet can help you with medicines. You are a lovely fella!

Whicky Wuudler

Cheri said...

Oh dear - it is hard on them and us when our cats age. Sending purrs for you all.

Tracy said...

I wanted to come and check in on Cinders and Tommy~ It is so awful to have our pets/family members ill and suffering as well as heart breaking! I'm thinking of you...take good care!