Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Daily Photo: Imaging Results

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The Four Housecats of the Apocalypse together again.

The #fourhousecatsoftheapocalypse gather to offer me a guilt complex for eating my lunch in front of them, Mr. Sunshine acting pretty darned normal.

Mr. Sunshine went for imaging yesterday, a big piece of figuring out his condition. Not the best news, he has hypertension and it’s damaged his heart to a certain extent. The veterinarian isn’t exactly sure what’s going on inside his abdomen, but felt and saw lumps and nodules under the swollen lymph glands in the exams and her imaging, it’s likely lymphoma. Mr. Sunshine feels strong and confident to me, and I feel pretty confident too, so that’s how I plan to approach this.

I’m considering going to oncology with him because it may be something that could be managed somehow over a longer period of time, but we need to be careful of his heart disease. This definitely clarified that it’s two different things, possible lymphoma is one, and there may be an infection involved with the swelling that’s in his lymph glands, and the hypertension is the other. It was likely the hypertension that caused his issues three weeks ago that showed me all this.

So off we go on our journey. I’ll be posting my featured artwork of Mr. Sunshine in a day or two, and also having some special items I make and sell that feature Mr. Sunshine! In the meantime, if you want to help us get to oncology, go to and do a little shopping, or go to and send us a little donation. Thank you!

Mr Sunshine shows me his toe beans. He’s in his basket on my desk behind the pencil cups, and his legs are everywhere. I’d say he’s pretty relaxed and comfortable.

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Mr. Sunshine shows me his toe beans

Again, if you’d like to help me with Mr. Sunshine’s care…

I talked with our veterinarian about senior panels for Mewsette, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean and she said I could bring them in all at the same time. I’d also like to do a follow-up for Mimi, selling my merchandise is how I pay for that. I do have some graphic design work and that usually pays the household bills. Visit my website,, and do some shopping! I have been making handmade gift items like crazy between everything else, plus artwork and photography for yourself or for gifts. Also consider a portrait, or a portrait certificate. It would make me very happy to pack and ship things to you in return for money.

The antibiotic that cleared up Mimi’s kidney infection last year was $200 for six weeks, and I haven’t seen her look this good for about five years. I might even say it saved her life because that deep infection that no one else had diagnosed was wearing her down and had effects on her digestion and mobility. A long-term advanced antibiotic is the standard treatment for a deep infection, though, and while that’s less expensive than even simple cancer treatments, it’s still an expense and I want to be ready. I’m also seeing symptoms in Mewsette and Giuseppe that I’ve wanted to have examined too, and if there is a connection with toxoplasmosis and some of these symptoms, a toxoplasmosis test for one cat is $140. Vendor show season starts in earnest in July, though I have events in June set up, as well as a fairly big event in a few weeks, but that income is in the future and upredictable.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Imaging Results

  • Mary McNeil

    Sending purrayers and Powerof the Paw to Mr Sunshine and all the rest of your clowder, I am retired and on a fixed income and two of my six are havingissues too, so that limits what I can conrtibute.

  • dood….az all wayz de never ending blessingz oh st francis two ewe buddy….him noez hiz stuff N never bee afraid ta ask him ta send ewe mor ♥3 we hope de road on yur journee iz smooth az poss abull for ewe, mom B and de rest of de crew 🙂 ♥♥


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