Thursday, May 19, 2022

 KIMO UPDATE:

Kimo returned to the vet today for some more poking, prodding, and an ultrasound. There's a lot going on. His spleen is inflamed, looks like he has a cyst on his liver, and some sort of mass in his colon. Nothing can be definitively ruled out unless we have biopsies and more tests for everything - and we simply can't afford it. We're pretty sure, based on some other tests and his eating habits, that he also has pancreatitis, and that can be managed with meds. So, for now, it's kind of a wait and see situation. His current meds are improving his appetite, and our main goal is to get some weight back on him. The vet gave us a new pill-pocket flavor and he seems to like it, so it's easier to give him pills again. That's all we know for now. We have no indication, other than weight loss/gain, how he will improve and how much longer he'll be with us. We're looking forward to his milestone 18th birthday in July. He doesn't seem to have any pain, and other than his normal old geezer cat crankiness, he's huggable and lovable. Today he's in a good mood and happy he found his favorite (well loved) sparkle ball to play with. Hug your furbabies. 💗


11 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring and praying for Kimo.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

My Mind's Eye said...

Healing purrs to you Kimo and your loving family
Hugs Cecilia

Honey P. Sunshine said...

kimo, dood, yoo still are looking berry berry hansum

catladymac said...

Kimo, we send purrayers and Power of the Paw that you will get some good news from your doctors soon.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Sending you loads of purrs, prayers, and love!

pilch92 said...

I am praying for your sweet boy. Have you tried the Mirtazapine ear gel to enhance his appetite?

Service Cats U.S. said...

We're sending lots of hugs and purrayers. Feel better soon Kimo.

Luvs ya'

RaenaBelle and Zebby

ZOOLATRY said...

Paws together for your special one.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We are sending POTP to Kimo...

Little Binky and Granny said...

Healing Pawkisses to feel better soon Kimo🐾😽💞

Louche Tabby said...

🐾Paw prayers.