Sunday, September 04, 2005

Boring cat post 2

The histolgy results on Oscar's cancer haven't come back yet, but he is more or less back to normal.
The wound from his surgery was enormous, stretching from the right side of his shoulder all the way down to his left leg. He was shaved prior to the surgery and looks faintly ridiculous in his half bald condition.
The vet used staples to close the wound. Thankfully there has been no infection. I will be taking him back to the vet this week to have them removed.
I am constantly amazed at the power of recovery that animals possess. Within two days of the operation Oscar was hollering for food as usual, and demanding to be let into the garden. Surgery of this scale on a human would leave us incapacitated and in pain for a month.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he might have a few years left in him yet.

6 comments:

MHN for short said...

I will keep the purrverbial fingers crossed as well. :-)

pissoff said...

Sounds like he's making a good recovery. Fingers and toes are crossed.

Sniffy said...

I bugger off on holiday and come back to such distressing news! I hope he's OK Garfer.

He's a real cutie. (But not as cute as Max, obviously).

garfer said...

Ta folks.
That will be my last boring cat post. When blogger inspiration level are low, pet posts are the only solution. I think that I've well and truly exhausted that seam.

Sniffy said...

It's not boring Garfer, it's extremely worrying for you. Like I said, Oscar is almost as cute as Max and we can never get enough of that sort of thing. I hope you enjoy each others company for many years yet.

Rowan said...

ahh, poor baby, glad to hear he's doing a little better.