Last week I noticed that my cat has lost a lot of weight, and so I scheduled a vet appointment.
Well, today was the appointment, and indeed Tinder has lost about 4 pounds from 16 pounds to 12 pounds.
All the blood tests showed up pretty normal, with a slightly elevated sodium level, and slightly high white blood count.
The xrays showed the problem, and it is that the walls of the descending colon are extremely thick compared to what they should be, almost to the point of forming an obstruction. The doctor thinks it is probably cancer, so I have an appointment for an ultrasound an hour away in Allentown on Wednesday morning.
I cried for a while, since Tinder has been a companion for 6 years, even when my life has been in the toilet... then I went for a short ride, which helped. I hope that it is operable, but the vet didn't sound very optimistic. It is worth it to me to spend the money if he has a good prognosis.
Thanks for listening.