Monday, January 21, 2008

Rascal Needs Surgery

Rascal's Mom here.

Over the weekend my DH was playing with Rascal and felt a lump in his belly flap. (We call it his "poochie, " a word he knows and reacts to with the bitey.) I got him into the vet this morning, who examined him and took a little sample of the lump with a needle. The lump is a tumor and requires surgery. He is scheduled to go in tomorrow at 7:30 am for surgery at 8. The vet believes that it will go smoothly and he isn't anticipating any problems or complications. He will send the tumor into a lab to be tested. Hopefully it won't be malignant.

If all goes well, I can probably bring Rascal home tomorrow evening. If the incision drains a lot, he will have to spend the night. I admit that I am a little worried about this as I lost Tibber, my absolute favorite bunny to surgery about two years ago.

We haven't posted much lately as we have been trying to buy a house with a nice "outside" for the cats. We put a contract on a home with 5 acres last September, then right after Christmas it fell through as the sellers were unable to make the repairs required for the home to pass inspection. After almost four months of trying to get things done, it was very disappointing. We were pretty discouraged but decided that, rather than unpack, we'd start looking again. As you can imagine this takes a lot of time, but we're present in the Cat Blogosphere in heart, if not meows.

Please send your purrs and prayers Rascal's way! He'll be eight people years old in April and he's been part of the family all that time. We love him dearly.

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29 Comments:

At Monday, January 21, 2008 6:52:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

You absolutley have our purrs and our prayers!
Smooches from Parker and Co.

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 6:54:00 PM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh you've got purrs from us!!! I'm sure it will all go just fine. We miss you but completely understand being busy and stuff (we're really hitting that right now).

Kaze

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:04:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

He will be fine!!! We will ALL purr for him - I will make the staff purr too!!! Purr purr purr purr purr purr - and do not forget to keep us posted!
Karl and The Cat Realm

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:11:00 PM, Blogger Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, all of us are definitely revving up our biggest & best purrs & purrayers for our buddy Rascal! And we're thinking positive thoughts that the surgery will go fine and the lump will just be some harmless pudge.

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:20:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Lots of purrs for Rascal that everything will go well for his surgery. I would bite too if you handled my "poochie"!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:40:00 PM, Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
we's just so glad you's finded tha tumor early... we's all purring and purr-raying for our Rascal...
Love & Purrs, KC

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:50:00 PM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

We are purring for Rascal.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:58:00 PM, Blogger Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Hi Rascal, it's pawesome to meet you, despite these less than ideal circumstances. We think you'll be all ok, looking so strong and mancatly, but we thought we'd purr for you to have a smooth and quick recovery.

My mommy says that you remind her of our big sis angel kitty Missy, as she was black with big eyes like yours.

~Donny, Marie, Casey

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 7:59:00 PM, Blogger Mickey said...

You have all of our purrayers!!We will send healing Purrs so that all goes well.
We will Purr for a new house too ;)
Good luck Rascal!!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:17:00 PM, Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We are purrin' and purrayin' our furry hardest, dear furriend Rascal.

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:23:00 PM, Blogger Chancy & Ernie's Voice said...

Dear Rascal, we are praying heard for you. We will be think of you tomorrow.

HUGS~Chancy

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:27:00 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're purring and praying like crazy that all will be well. Lots of love from us!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:28:00 PM, Blogger Marilynn said...

We'll all be purring and praying for Rascal -- that the surgery goes well and that the analysis proves the tumor to be benign.

Purrrrrrrsssssss...

Grace & Company

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:29:00 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoo haf our purrs and purrayers fur sure. We just know yoo'll be fine and dat it's just a lump of gunk and not anything bad but we'll keep purraying fur a quick recovery!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:30:00 PM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

puurrrrrrsssss and prayers that you're safe and in your home tomorrow night Rascal. Good healing thoughts are coming your way friend.

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:47:00 PM, Blogger Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Good luck, Rascal and family.

ppuuurrrrrrrrr
ppuuurrrrrrrrr
ppuuurrrrrrrrr

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 8:53:00 PM, Blogger Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Rascal, we will purrr and purray for everything to go smooth and the tumor to be nothing and you to be home tomorrow! Sending healing vibes your way.
Your FL furiends,

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 9:14:00 PM, Blogger MeezerMom said...

aww Rascal, we is purring for you buddy boy

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Kavan said...

Rascal, I'm purrin for you bud!

Kavan

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 10:16:00 PM, Blogger PB & J said...

We're purrin' for you Rascal - be well!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2008 11:42:00 PM, Blogger Renee said...

Hey Rascal, you are in our prayers for a surgery that you won't remember at all and a speedy recovery. Just think of it as going in for a tummy tuck. ;o)

And best wishes for your family to find a nice new house for you too.

Much love, Renee & Darly

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:03:00 AM, Blogger Alexi said...

Purrs
Purrs
Purrs and
Prayers from all of us at the Castle.

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rascal, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Princess, Allison, Cindi, Curtis.

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 3:19:00 AM, Blogger Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are purring and praying for Rascal!

When our mom was growing up, her sister's cat, Princess, had a fatty tumour on her belly, and one on her side. They were benign, and were surgically removed. Princess was 16, and went through the surgery with no problem!

So hopefully Rascal's tumour is a similar fatty tumour, totally benign. We will purr and pray for a quick recovery from the surgery!

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:29:00 AM, Blogger Poppy Q said...

Hi Rascal I will send you a thousand purrs across the ocean. I hopes your surgery goes well and you is home soon.

Poppy Q

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:04:00 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Rascal! Be well. We will start purring and purring. I just got my motor turned up for you!

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:41:00 AM, Blogger Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Many purrs for Rascal and I hope he will be sell soon. I think kitties deal with surgeries better than bunnies. Good luck on your house hunting.

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:42:00 AM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

Best wishes for Rascal. I hope he gets to come home this evening.

He's such a beautiful black cat.

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:34:00 PM, Blogger Ariel said...

I will be purring and mom praying for him.

 

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