Saturday, August 20, 2016

Caturday Art: Devi

Hello all!  Devi here!  This week for Caturday Art with Athena, we present a photo of me that was manipulated with the Waterlogue app.


I am the star of this week's Caturday Art because I finally have the results of my skin biopsies to report!  It is a good thing we did the biopsies.  It turns out my lesions as eosinophilic granulomas.  It sounds scary, but it's not cancer!  The lesions are actually called plaques.

To quote from PetMD:
Eosinophilic refers to eosinophils, a type of white-blood cell usually involved in allergic responses. Granuloma is a large inflammatory nodule or solid mass.

Eosinophilic plaque is circumscribed, raised, round-to-oval lesions that frequently are ulcerated and usually appear on the abdomen or thighs. The lesions contain a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil and usually affect cats in the two to six year age range.
As eosinophilic plaques can often be caused by allergies, I am going to continue on the hypoallergenic diet for now.  I am also going to start a course of corticosteroids for 10 days, which usually clears up the lesions, although they can recur. 

My mom and dad are a little worried about whether or not I'm going to take my medication easily, as I absolutely hate being restrained, and the only real option for corticosteroids is pills.  Hopefully I will take them without too much trouble and they will clear everything up.

Thank you all again for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.  We greatly appreciate them!

18 comments

Brian said...

You look wonderful Devi and that is the most wonderful news!!!

Marie Symeou said...

Fantastic art and news!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That is fantastic news. WE are so relieved to hear and we know you are too.
Stunning photo!!

Chirpycats said...

So glad to hear that it's benign. And just have to add that your artwork is pretty awesome. Love watercolours. Purrrs and headboops to you 😻😽😽

Roby Sweet said...

Really beautiful artwork, and I'm glad to hear that you got good news from the vet!

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful art, and great news ! Purrs

kittycaperz said...

Congratulations on the news! Take your pills!!!

The Island Cats said...

Hi Devi, what a pretty picture of you. We're glad your vet figured out what the lesions are. We're pretty sure Ernie has this same condition. He takes prednisolone for it when he has a flare-up.

Kitties Blue said...

This is excellent news. We are going to be purring and praying for a quick recovery and NO reoccurrence. We'd not heard of the app you used for your art, but we like the results very much. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

angelswhisper2011 said...

That watercolor effect is very nice, Devi. What a relief that everything is fine! Healing Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3 <3 <3

Flynn said...

Your art is lovely. I am glad the biopsy has shown what is causing your lesions and hope they soon clear up now.

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

Your artwork is so gorgeous and I'm thrilled you got the answer to your health issues and that it's not cancer!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful art and I am so happy that you have good news.XO

Marty the Manx said...

Beautiful Caturday Art and FANTASTIC news!!!!!

Pretinha said...

Devi, essa é uma ótima notícia, fico contente por você.
Cafunés para vocês meus amores.

Caren Gittleman said...

LOVE your artwork and HOORAY for NO CANCER!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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

Well, as long as you are OK, thats good!

Cathy Keisha said...

Great art and great news! Can the pills be crushed into food? That's the only way TW can get me to take my Pred.