Monday, September 23, 2013

Tough times for Inspector 19

Inspector 19 is on medical leave until further notice. I'll have to stumble along without his attention to detail for a while, but I'll miss him. He is so dedicated to his work!

You have a screw loose.
Goldilocks? Here? 
Milk Paint? Not much flavor.

Measure twice, cut once.

I know you're back there.

He gets along with everybody.

Loves a good practical joke.

And knows the value of a good nap.

Inspector 19 had an abscess behind his ear that was removed but came back. And shrank. And grew. Shrank again. Then became 2 large lumps. We'd been giving him antibiotics - a hazard pay job should anyone want it - and our vet was monitoring him. But it wasn't enough and back to the clinic he went.

Cat abscesses are such a strange thing. I haven't done any research of my own, but you can bet I will. 

Inspector 19 came home with a new look about him.

Turns out the abscess thing, and I call it that because the vet had never seen anything like it - had gone down his ear canal to his eardrum. The vet had to take some extreme measures.

 The patient back at home.

 Picture worth thousand words.

He's taking it in stride. Not much flusters this cat, ever. His confidence and calm should help him heal.


And there's always a 'but'.

We'll find out on Wednesday if the growth was cancer.
I know I'm more worried than the Inspector is. I'll worry for the both of us.

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  1. Poor little guy! I'm a cat lover...will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. :(

  2. Poor kitty. Looks like the good Inspector has a good attitude, and is doing a good job so far leaving his staples alone ... I hope I didn't just jinx it for you. Wishing both of you the best news when his biopsy comes back.

  3. Hugs all around. Gently ones for mr. kitty.

  4. Wow! Inspector 19 got a drastic 'do didn't he. LOVE the practical joke. He does look pretty unflappable. My 2 cats, Johnny and Rosebud wish him a quick recovery and a negative path report. Don't worry that has nothing to do with the outcome -- just love him.

  5. These are nice for pets. For office kinda stuff you should try Arizona Office Cubicles . they're good

  6. Oh he is so cute what a good helper. I wish him a speedy recovery. He Looks so much like my kitty.

  7. Oh, poor Insp 19! I have five cats, and I love these creatures, whether they're mine or not. I'll be sending lots of love healing energy to Inspector 19. Please let us know the outcome of the tests. And thank you for taking such good care of your loyal friend.

  8. Poor baby......big change in his looks but the personality will remain the same.