Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thoughts on Thursday

Thanks to everyone for their wonderful and caring thoughts yesterday, and for your continued purrs, prayers, and support.

Devi's skin swabs came back negative, so the next steps are a skin biopsy next Friday and a trial of a hypoallergenic diet.  Hopefully the diet transition will go smoothly, and we will all like the new food.  Unfortunately, because Devi does not like being restrained, she will have to be sedated for the biopsy. 

Dragonheart has a consult with the oncology department at the nearby veterinary college in August.  Although the pathology on his mass came back as benign, the oral surgeons at the small animal cancer centre are the ones with the knowledge and skill to aggressively excise the mass so it hopefully does not return.  In the meantime Dragonheart is on painkillers to deal with the discomfort from the mass.  (Oh, since we had a question about it:  the tooth that was causing the pain in the first place, and that was exposed, was extracted back in May when Dragonheart had his dental).

Here are some more photos of Dragonheart at the vet yesterday.

My tail is sticking out of the hole in the tunnel!

You can see our vet is AAHA accredited!
There are fishies at our vet!

Now on to the winners of Dragonheart's birthday contest!  Identifying the Dragonheart photos was clearly difficult!  It is also clear that having nekkids helps, as King Punapippuri of Pikku Punapippuri did the best job at identifying the correct photos.  He (and the rest of his clowder) win a digital scrapbook page made by our mom with their photos, both a 12 by 12 inch suitable for printing, and a 600 pixel page for web display.

Below you can find which photo belongs to which Sphynx.  No surprise that pretty much everyone knew that L belonged to Dragonheart, but the remainder were tricky!  You can also see from these photos that we aren't totally hairless - we have a little bit of fuzz (although Merlin has very, very little, and Devi has quite a bit, for a Sphynx at least).  We hope you had fun trying to guess who was who!  Thanks to everyone who played along!

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Catio Tales said...

We are glad Dragonheart's biopsy was clear and hope that the surgeons will work magic on his mouth. And we of course are sorry that nothing clear came back from Devi's biopsy and she has to endure further investigation. Hypoallerganic sounds boring so we hope you do like it. Veikko and Seppo here eat anything and everything - are you nekkids the same.

And we are doing a big happy dance about the prize - we are honoured. Now Veikko and Seppo are saying that the wonderful scrapbook should be made with their photos as they helped so very much with the identification. Well, I have to admit they were the ones pointing paws and saying who was who so maybe they have a point. But I'm the boss, right ? We have some sorting to do !

Purrs and paws crossed for you all.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased Dragonheart's biopsy was clear although it must be worrying as Devi is going to need further tests. Our thoughts are with you all.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That sure is some good news about you Dragonheart and Devi and we send you purrs for terrific outcomes all around!

pilch92 said...

Glad Dragonheart had good news and I am sorry Devi has to go through more tests. I am praying for all 3 of you.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so glad Dragonheart's biopsy is clear ! We cross our paws for Devi and hope everything goes well. Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

conga rats two all at Punapippuri on winnin de total lee awesum prize !!! N guys...we haz all 984 pawz crossed for ewe...and continmewed blessings frum R pal frank..N yur vet haz sum TOTAL LEE AWESUM SNAX at hiz place ♥♥♥☺☺☺

The Island Cats said...

Wait! They have a tunnel at your vet office? How cool is that?!? We're glad to hear Dragonheart's biopsy is clear. We hope you all like the new food. It's such a struggle sometimes figuring out what they may be allergic to.

Pretinha said...

Vocês ainda tem alguns desafios para enfrentar então estamos
enviando muitos ronronas para vocês.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Glad about the biopsy was good! Are they sure it is food and not something environmental? Cody has skin allergies and for years the Vet thought it was food, turned out to be environmental. Hoping everything else goes well with you! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

We hope that everything will go smoothy with further treatment for Dragongheart and Devi.

The Chans

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concats to Pikku Punapippuri! I hope Dragonheart's August consultation goes well and also Devi's skin biopsy.

Anonymous said...

That must have been a relief...until now. We send Healing Pawkisses to you all, Dragonheart, Devi and Merlin. Hopefully everything will be fine in the future :) <3 <3 <3

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Hope everything will be OK.

Sending you healing purrs and thoughts.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie