May 11, 2007

Mortimer in Recovery at the Vet

POST #    2478

I've briefly mentioned it before, but Mortimer has had some health issues recently. He's been dropping weight and lost a whole pound in a month between his last visits to the vet. While weight loss of that magnitude would be fine for a fat cat, Mortimer was already on the light side for his breed. With tests ruling out a thyroid condition, his doctor wanted to rule out cancer, so he had a biopsy earlier this week. While we don't know the results of the tests yet, we're cautiously optimistic. He's also recovering from the surgery well, passing his food and water tests as well as pooping right in front of me.

Unfortunately for Mortimer, he's at the office for the weekend as he recovers and we go to a wedding in Illinois. It's for the better, because they take really good care of him at the New York Cat Hospital and he should be watched pretty carefully. Also unfortunate for Mort is that they had to shave a lot of hair on his belly. I paid Moritmer a visit yesterday and he was obviously pretty happy to see me.

Posted by tien mao in Mortimer at 8:01 AM



Oh dear. Hope Mort gets better soon!

Posted by: w. at May 11, 2007 9:54 AM

What kind of cat is Mortimer? He's beautiful.

Posted by: Mary at May 11, 2007 10:45 AM

I've been reading your blog for a long time and have grown intensely fond of Mortimer. I'm pulling for him- he always brightens my Fridays.

Posted by: Caitlin at May 11, 2007 11:03 AM

i'm also pulling for mortimer. he's one cool cat. furthermore, i'm pulling for you grabbing a few cOLD STYLEs while you're in illinois. nothing beats an OLD STYLE.

Posted by: wvallen at May 11, 2007 8:13 PM

Aww, poor Mortimer. I hope he gets well soon!

Posted by: Joe at May 12, 2007 6:48 PM

thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone. mortimer's back home, thankfully and everything looks okay. well, he's a tad bald in places.

mary - mortimer is an abyssinian.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2007 8:26 AM

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