Thursday, 22 December 2011

Tolstoy is sick

This week has been quite sad at our house. Our beloved cat Tolstoy, is sick. Late on Monday night my son discovered a lump on one of Tolly's hind legs. He woke me up to tell me. So I came through to the kitchen to have a look. Poor Tolly was in pain hissing and growling. When I looked at the lump, it was quite big. I thought I shall need to get him to the vet first thing in the morning. I was due to drive up to visit my sick Parents in Law. Hubby had to go on his own in the end.

Any how, I took Tolly into my bed and he slept on my pillow. The next morning when we woke up I looked at his leg. The whole leg was swollen up. So at 8am sharp I was at the vet. Long story short, it turns out to be a tumor in his leg. We are waiting for the biopsy report  which will be back in a day or so. From that the vet will know what to do next.

We are devastated at our Angel cat having a tumour. Quite a lot of fluid came out of his leg when they drained his leg. He is now sporting a bright red bandage all the way up his leg. Poor little soul, he has been in so much pain. On Monday night I gave him some spiritual healing, as strong as he could take it. He was hissing and growling at the time. Then he went to sleep, he slept all night on my bed and in the morning he woke up and was purring. It is still early days yet and we don't know what will happen next. Fingers crossed that it is a benign tumour. We can't bear anything to happen to our beloved Angel cat, or any of our fury children.

Last month It was Slinky my youngest son's cat that had surgery, to remove two Thyroid tumours. poor little thing. Slinky is an 11 year old, huge Tabby cat. He is so loving and gentle we had many friends emailing us and visiting us to see Slinky after his surgery. I expect the same will happen with Tolstoy. It is rather distressing waiting to see what will happen next. It is in the hands of God at present it could go either way. I prefer to think positively on the outcome.

Every day with all my fury children is a blessing, just like with my Human children. My youngest son usually chases Tolly for fun, which annoys me, however he was the one that noticed the lump on Tolly's leg and insisted on being with me to pick Tolly up from the vet. So even though he can upset or frighten poor Tolly, he still loves him. It has been a wake up call to my son. He is showing more love and affection to Tolly now.

Don't get me wrong, my son loves animals, he just gets a bit silly sometimes. Now he is watching Tolly like a hawk making sure that the cat is ok.
Our dog, Gromit is an old dog, but still quite able to have a set to with the cats, is giving Tolly a wide birth. Tolly would give him what for normally. So for once Gromit is staying away from him. The other cats are also being careful and respectful at present. Garfield and Tolstoy can go toe to toe normally and I have to sort them out. But over the past couple of days Garfield has had the smarts to leave his brother alone.

I will post an update when I have more news. For any of you out there that are healers can you please send some distant healing to him please, Thank you.