Recently I had to get an MRI after a CT scan located what appeared to be a Traumatic Spine Injury of Unknown Origin™ and let me tell you there were three (3) things that I knew about MRI:
You will go inside the big magnet.The big magnet will be noisy.Don't take magnetic things into the room with the big magnet in it or you could become injured. What I didn't know about getting an MRI was that you will be strapped into the big magnet, you might be inside the big magnet for a really long time (mine was about 15-20 minutes, but depending on how large the are they're scanning is some can go for over an hour), you will be given a panic butt
Hobes had aggressive lymphoma, his health declined rapidly and he was euthanized 10 days after his initial vet appointment. He was only 7 and I'm really devastated, partially I think my emotional response is due to the fact that I hand-reared him, so any time somebody suggests "it was just a cat" I feel the urge to punch them right in the throat.
My other cat, Claude, is 9 and in good health, only needing a routine dental cleaning. While I certainly appreciate her constant screaming, being over 30 and single I'm pretty sure I'm legally obligated to own more than one cat.
He was just a little boy.
In human news, after years of pain and numb
On Tuesday I had a doctor appointment. Afterwards I checked to make sure my pay had gone through, booked a vet appointment for the 7yr old cat I hand-reared, and after two hours of testing- costing 2/3 of aforementioned pay- learned that he is dying. If I want to fork out more than twice that we can find out exactly which form of congenital renal failure it is and whether or not it has become cancerous, but his prognosis won't change. So the past few days have been spent making palliative accommodations for him.
Back in 2010 my ragdoll kitten, Java, died quite suddenly from complications relating to congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at