Welcome to The Kitty Krew blog! The random meanderings of Bugsy, Sassy, Callie (our Angel at the Rainbow Bridge),
Roxy, Pixie, Gypsy and Ziggy, as presented by them and/or Their Mommy.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Bugster Reports
Howdy peoples! Even though I was on yesterday's Wordless Wednesday post, the rest of The Kitty Krew agreed that I could post again today with an update on how I've been doing, since there were many questions from you, my adoring fans. So here I am again, in all my handsomeness.
For those newish to the bloggie, you can see a summary of the health issues I went through this summer and fall right here. As a really really quick recap, one issue was that I had an eye removed due to a tumor that turned out to be cancerous, so then went through 3.5 weeks of radiation treatments.
Now for the update -- I feel great! Since the last treatment back in early October, I haven't been sick or anything. I went back to Dr. Cancer Vet last week for a one month check-up, just a general exam not any tests (it's way too soon for a new CT scan to see if all the cancer junk is gone), and he said I look super.
However, there is one kind of funny thing...funny weird more than funny ha-ha. I never had any side effects while going through the treatments, and after I was done, Dr. Cancer Vet said that about the only thing that might still happen was possibly losing some furs around my no-eye and having new ones grow in white. Well, up until a few days ago, even that hadn't happened. But all of a sudden, just within this week, it's started -- and really fast! Look at this progression of photos, taken over the past few weeks:
See how obvious it is in last night's photo, compared to the first few? Even in the photo from the 12th, it's just starting to show. (Of course, lighting and flash effects plus angle of the camera can contribute a little to that, but still...) The Mommy isn't quite sure if that light area is from the furs falling out and showing the lightness underneath due to 'space' between the remaining furs, or if it's actually the new white/light gray furs growing back in - it's very sparse/short so it's difficult to tell for sure.
But you know -- we both decided (even before it happened) that if that's the worst and only side effect I end up with after 18 radiation treatments, we can live with that. After all, I have plenty of white furs anyway so they'll fit in and give me character. (Wait, what Mommy? What do you mean, I'm a real character already??)
So anyways, I'm doing really really great, and best of all, I don't have to go back to Dr. Cancer Vet for 3 whole months now!
Thanks for being so concerned and caring, everyone!
The Mommy is currently owned by 6 beautiful, lovable, fantastic kitties that make up The Kitty Krew -- Bugsy and Sassy are 6.5 years old (siblings), Roxy is 4.5 years old (half-sibling to them), Pixie is 3.5 years old, Gypsy is 1.5 years old and Ziggy is just at 1 year old. The Mommy loves her kitties, and they love her right back!