Monday, September 16, 2019


I got some excellent news today. Turns out Ripley's lung mass was not a tumor, but an abscess, probably caused by something he inhaled, like a foxtail. That was my secret hope when the initial aspirate came back with just a bunch of necrotic cells, but it still seemed very unlikely given that he's 14 years old.

The other good news is that he's been doing really well -- his energy level is good, he's been eating well, and he's even been pooping normally (TMI?). He follows me around the house while I'm doing things and comes to the door to greet me when I come home -- all normal Ripley behavior

Now I just need to figure out how to keep him from inhaling anything else...


Route 8 said...

Wonderful news! How long before he’s out of the onesies?

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

He no longer needs his onesies, so he is running around naked again. I reserve the right to put one on him every once in a while, though, because it's a good look for him (and he doesn't seem to mind them).