Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Timmy's Surgery

Timmy had his surgery today...all went well, no nasty surprises. Phew!

The tumour was 1.5cms wide, quite small apparently. We were 'lucky' in that the tumour was easy to detect cos of it's location on the cheek, hence why Meowmie caught it early. Normally oral cancers start off under the tongue or somewhere that you wouldn't normally notice until the tumour is fairly big and has already invaded bone structures, this is why it is important for a vet to regularly check your pet's mouth.

The surgeon said he shaved the surface of the jaw bone a little, as the tumour was quite close to the bone. The surgeon feels he got good margins around the tumour in general but he remained cautious about the jawbone area, but he said that the forthcoming radiation should now 'hopefully' deal with any remaining cells they might not have been able to see and remove.

So, that is Step One completed...so far so good...we are really am taking this one day at a time as cancer is so unpredictable and although Timmy has been given this chance, we are still dealing with a particularly aggressive cancer...one of the worst.

When Meowmie called the cancer centre just now they told her that Timmy was up and bout, eating and occasionally meowing at the other very vocal siamese cat that happens to be in there having the same treatment today. i reckon Timmy might be telling him to shut up! Timmy is actually a very non-vocal cat and it appears that he only meows when this other Meezer starts kicking off! Timmy loves to whap and nip, so maybe he is frustrated that he can not get to this other cat!

I am missing Timmy a lot, I have been pacing and looking for him and yowling constantly...here is a small taster of my behaviour this evening...



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20 comments:

ML said...

O, Castle, you is so hansome. You misses Timmy, don't you.
I's glad Timmy haded tha surjery, keeping mine paws crossed fur him.
Love & Purrs & Hugs, too,
KC

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad the surgery is successful and we are purring hard for Timmy that he makes a good recovery and that the radiation is successful too.

DEBRA said...

We are glad that the surgery is behind Timmy and you! We know he is the best hands and we hope that he makes a speedy and easy recovery.

purrs
Abby

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We's furry glad it wented good fur Timmy. We will purr hard he recuvers all way fast.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring big rumbly purrs for a quick and complete recovery. We hope Timmy is home soon.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

We are so happy to hear that Timmy's surgery went well. We are purring so very hard for him that he makes a full recovery!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad Timmy's surgery went well. He will sure be glad to come home. And Castle will be glad to have him. Except for the vet smell at first. :)

Purrs and tail wags to Timmy.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad to hear that Timmy's surgery went well! We will keep on purring and purring for all of you!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We is glad to hear that this first hurdle is behind you now. Castle looks bereft. Remember that Timmy will smell like the vet at first and sometimes it helps to rub your jammies or a used bath towel over him to make him smell like "home" and not be so strange smelling to Castle.

Parker said...

Glad that Timmy has this hurdle behind him, Purring that things continue to go in his favor!
xoxxox

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Castle....I am sorry you are so lonely for Timmy. He will be home soon and you can comfort each other. Seems the old boy is growing on you isn't he. It is good to have a friend close by to help pass the time...
All my love Miss Peach

Craig & Caroline Hind said...

So happy that things are going ok.

I'm in a bit of a hurry but just wanted you to know we're all still thinking about you all.

- Craig

Riley & Tiki said...

Yay! We are so glad the surgery went well.

Tiki & Kesey

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We are so, so happy to hear that Timmy has such a good chance and that the surgery went well! Sending lots of purrs for continued good news and for Timmy to come home soon!

Charlemagne and Tamar (and Momma, too)

Daisy said...

Oh, sweet Castle, you miss your Timmy buddy!

I am so glad to learn that the surgery went well. I feel grateful that you were able to feel the bad ol' lump early on while it was still easily treatable.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is good news about Timmy's surgery.

Poppy Q said...

We were pleased to hear that the surgery on Timmy passed safely and the lump is out. We wish him a swift recovery.

Castle we can see you miss Timmy, and will be much happier when he is home.

Smooches

Princess said...

Well now, I am pretty sure your mommy is busy taking care of both of you.
I am so glad you hear and see you Castlepants. You are such a sweet boy. I am so glad to know you.
I hope Timmy is not too grouchy recovering from this annoying trauma.

hugs and love to all of you
Prinnie

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We are just so happy that Timmy is out of surgery and that the news is so much better than it could have been. Our momma has a really good feeling (and she's PURRty good at those) that Timmy is gonna heal and be all betters.

Craig & Caroline Hind said...

We played the video of Castle pacing and crying, and Timtam immediately came through looking for the other cat ... Then promptly went and sprayed on the curtain. :-) Sigh... I thought we were beating this.

After Panther died Timtam has bonded to us. Previously he was seriously bonded to Panther. He doesn't like Mumble, and now that Misu is around, he sees him as a rival male and started spraying. Even though he and Misu are getting on fairly well these days.

We've been using the Feliway diffuser which seems to make it less frequent, but he still occasionally does it.

Anyway, just wanted to let you in on that funny little story. Tippie my poor little insecure one!