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.