I'm pretty sure that the regular readers probably do not come around here much anymore. Certainly I have not written here in many months for good reasons. Finny has been doing really well. Unfortunately, that is not the case anymore. Recently, he became ill with a fever and swelling in all of his ankle/wrist joints. He has a discharge coming from his eyes and is in some amount of pain. Due to having osteosarcoma, his immune system is out of whack and it could be causing him to not be able to fight infections. The blood work came back normal and he did respond to an injection of an anti-inflammatory. His fever dropped from 104 to 102. When he's feeling a bit better, he will go home with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and happy pills, aka pain medication. I want to keep him as comfortable as possible. The antibiotics will be started first to see if there is a response. If there is none, it might be that the cancer is back someplace. My veterinarian is also calling an oncologist to see if there are any other options for him.
Our goal is to keep him comfortable and as pain-free as possible. If this event is treatable, that would be icing on the cake but for once, I'm being realistic. He turns eight in less than two weeks and it has been nearly two years since he was diagnosed with cancer. This new illness came on fast and hard. Perhaps it is something wonky. He has had a history of having strange illnesses. But like I said, I'm being realistic. I need to prepare myself as I did for his kitty brother who passed away three weeks ago. At the same time, I might just be numb.
Keep Finnegan in your thoughts. I am not a religious person but think healing thoughts for him. He really needs it right now.