|Purred: Wed Feb 27, '08 3:18pm PST |
|Back in December, Mommy noticed a lump on my nose that she swears was not there before. Since then, she has waffled, looking through my photographs, trying to figure out if it was there or not. It hasn't gotten smaller, but isn't going away, either. Over the past two weeks, Mommy has noticed that when I am at rest, my mouth sometimes hangs open a bit. She's not sure if I'm breathing through my mouth or if it's just a new *thing*. Either way, she took me back to the vet to discuss all of this. Our vet wants me to go to a specialist for either a CAT scan or to get a biopsy (which is a pretty involved process on the nose). The doctor said it could just be that I got bumped on the nose - but that it could also be a tumor or a fungal infection (like the other kitty, Atilla, posted about). It's unlikely that I have a fungal infection, as I'm an indoor kitty and have never had exposure to the type of soil that carries that fungus. However, Mommy is going crazy with the "what if's" now. It will be tomorrow before she can schedule the appointment (they have to process the referral first). And then she just hopes she has enough on her credit card to cover any tests that have to be done.
The vet told Mommy to quit worrying, that it won't change the outcome, anyway, and that she needs to be strong so she can be my advocate. She also reminded Mommy that it might be something totally benign. And Mommy still isn't 100% sure the lump wasn't there before. But that doesn't keep the worry from lurking in Mommy's pesky little brain.
I guess I don't need advice... Mommy is doing the right thing by taking me to a specialist. But Mommy does seem need a bit of empathy that only fellow Catsters can provide. As for me, I just want my Wellness pouches. They are yummy!
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