Thursday, July 31, 2008

Small update

The phone rang at about 8:30 this morning. I was in the bathroom drying my hair and Bob was just getting up. He peered at the caller i.d. -- who would be calling so early? It was the vet. I was only hearing Bob's side of the conversation, of course, and he was mostly just listening, of course, and I was trying to just go about my business and not hover over him, but it was hard.

Then he said, "So if you have to do the tests again, is that going to cost me another $350?"

The vet said that there was some indication from the tests that the problem might be something other than lymphoma -- he said it's possible that it's an infection, and he hadn't yet ruled out a thyroid condition --but that the tests were inconclusive, and they wanted to re-do them. I'm not sure whether he didn't get a good sample of the mass, or whether they didn't process it correctly, or what, but whatever it was, they want to do it again.

I called back to the vet's office and asked the technician if I should just go ahead and bring her in, and she said that Pye needed to be in a fasting state, something that we hadn't known, or done, the first time, since we didn't know what they were going to do. I'm not sure what, if any, effect that would have had, but at least we'll do it right this time. I said I could bring her in tomorrow morning, so we're not to let her have any food after midnight tonight, and I'll take her in before I go to work.

So it'll be a few more days before we know.

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Sabrina said...

Willa, I held my breath on reading yesterday's entry, and cried at all the pictures you took. I understand what you are going through all too well, but hope very very much that your little one will have a happy outcome to this. I'm so sorry for the worry, stress and desperate times you are all going through right now. Breathe and hope.

Lynn said...

Willa, my heart goes out to you and Bob (and Pye). I'll be thinking about you and praying that this all turns out to be something much smaller, and that Pye recovers completely. Please keep us posted. xo

Willa said...

Thank you.

I should have also said that no, they're not making us pay for the tests again!

Kelly R. said...

I hope it's not lymphoma because that takes animals and people quickly. Our dog died from it last year and my aunts cat just died from it. Usually they will get thinner and get tired easily as it comes on. Have you noticed any of that? If not maybe she just has something else wrong that can be fixed. I hope so. Good luck and I'll check back soon.

Amanda said...

Just adding my good thoughts and fingers crossed wished for Pye. I'm glad the vet isn't charging you again, that is very responsible of them.

Heather in SA said...

Willa - sending you lots of postive thoughts from me and my kitties.. hopefully it's nothing serious!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

oh willa. my thoughts are with you. boy that is tough.
our kitties are our little children.. i wish all the best care and comfort for Pye. big, big hug to you.

Monique said...

Sending you thoughts for all of you.

Monique said...

That was supposed to say:
Sending good thoughts for all of you.