Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's Wrong with Tom?

Mama took Tom to the vet today. He's been acting weird, Mama said.

Well, weird as weird can be. Tom has a growth on his upper lip that looks like ulcer. As well that he's been scratching himself silly. So there are bald patches on his otherwise glossy bod. And he's been vomiting too, could be due to furball as a result of his excessive scratching and grooming.

Mama said the vet took some samples of his skin to determine the cause. In a previous visit, the vet said it was caused by fleas but now they suspect that it could be some sort of fungus. The vet also took some samples of Tom's blood, to check if he's diabetic - considering his age and body weight.

Hmmm.....I can imagine him trying to hide himself under Mama's arm pit while the vet goes about the business of checking him up. Well, get well soon, Tom. roar! roar! roar!

Why is it when boys are sick, they are sooooo 'manja'?

36 comments:

Pi Bani said...

And who posted this update, may I ask? Michael? Nicole? I dah confuse lah with you blogging cats!

mokjadeandell said...

Dell : Get well quick,Tom.Dont be afraid to take your medicine.I did that and I became more handsome.

pakmat said...

oh..poor Tom..and hey,old coots are manja, too, when they are sick..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! It's been me all along. roar! roar! roar!

XOXO
Michael

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dell, Tom would have to be on medication for the next five days. And he hates medicine. That I know...at least it's not infectious. roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Tom is only 6 years old, not that old yet. But he's Mama's first born so....he always get extra attention. Do you purrr when you're sick too? roar! roar! roar!

Wan Sharif said...

Is there any chance that Tom is sick because he missed kerepok lekor, sata, paih or could it be ikang singgang?
Ayoh Wang doakan supaya Tom will be up and running soon..

Monyet King said...

Lulu says get well soon, Tom.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Tom is a very fussy eater and he doesn't eat all those stuff you mentioned even when he's not sick. But you never know. Cats are known to be fickle. roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Lulu,
Oh...how nice of you to wish your future FIL well....ehem... Have you thought of my proposal? roar! roar! roar!

Bachelor Boy,
Michael

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

OH NO!!!! Poor Tom! Please get well soon, Tommy Boy! I wish I could do something to help Tom feel better. :o(

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Help Mama shove that pill inside his mouth! Our breakfasts are late because of him as he needs to eat his pills before meals. Mama and Dad are scratching their heads now. roar! roar! roar!

Au and Target said...

We're purring for you, sweetie!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au and Target,
Thank you for your purrrrsss. Mama's been duping Tom. She mixes his medicine into his food. The rest of us just have to avoid stealing his food. hahaha... roar! roar! roar!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Dear Kitties,
That's a very good idea. I was about to suggest it to your Mama. When my kitties need to take medicine, I normally crush the pills and put it in a small quantity of yummy stuff, like Fancy Feast Royale, and shut the invalid in a room with the food so the other kitties don't distract him/her or try to steal the food. With super-fussy ones like Shadow, I try masking the smell of meds with a good dollop of NutriSauce ("Turns Ho-Hum into Yum-Yum"). If that still doesn't work, I crush the pills, dilute them with a little bit of water and syringe it into The Stubborn One's mouth!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
So far, so good. We hope Tom will recover soon. Am sure he'll appreciate the efforts once his fur grows back. roar! roar! roar!

somuffins said...

Dear Michael
Kindly send my 'meow' to Tom. Pls make sure he takes his ubat2an on time ya?? Meow = muah.


Sincerely
Grem aka Daud

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Grem(lin?),
I've conveyed your message to Tom. He's complaining that the food nowadays seems to taste different. Little did he know that Mama has mixed his medication with his food. He has to take them twice a day. So, not too bad. roar! roar! roar!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, hope nothing serious with Tom. Maybe he lovesick? Hope he gets better soon....
You keep well,Lee.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
We'll only know the results of the tests Tom took in about 2 weeks' time. In the mean time, he's so so manja... roar! roar! roar!

Cheqna said...

pity u Tom..hope by now u r feeling better.

hugs from me!

:-)

Pat said...

Hi there Michael!

How's Tom doing? I'm late getting here, so I'm hoping you could report that he's doing much better :)

Get well soon, Tom. *hugs* from Aunty Pat!

TK said...

Kucing2 ni puasa tak?? Happy Fasting and have a blessed Ramadhan!

ninotaziz said...

My dear CiS family,

Tell your Mama Cruikshank and family are so excited about the fasting month.

We wish all of you Selamat Berpuasa di bulan yang mulia...

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Message from Miss Kate to Brad: Methinks that it is a ploy by Tom to get your Mama to stay!!! Dun say I never told you so *har har har evil laugh*

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
We're all praying for Tom too.... roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
Tom's a tough one when it comes to eating his medicine. So, recovery has been very very slowwww......roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
Kucing puasa? Hmmm....must be someone who's alim-alim kucing! roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Ninot,
Purrrlease tell Cruikshank that cats don't have to fast... roar! roar! roar!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Andrea dear,
Msg for Ms Kate: Yeah, I think you're right. But then, who's going to take care of Angelina and Brad down under? roar! roar! roar!

Hamzah Ian said...

takut kucing..

PERCUMA

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Hamzah Ian,
Welcome to my world. Takut kucing? Kenapa? Kecik-kecik dulu pernah kena gigit ke? roar! roar! roar!

wawa said...

ya i pun shy2 cat. not dat i'm afraid but i cnt tahan geli with anything furry n cats r so manja always like to meleseh..so i always kena take cover. only cool cats appeal to me, yg wont lift a bum to get mesra with me..hehe my hubby says i ni perasan lah cats cats tu nak mengurat dgn i :D

btw just found ur blog todae n i like ur writing style :)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Wawa,
Hi again. We saw two comments from you and searched high and low before finding the missing one here. What? Geli kucing? Hmmm...you're lucky I don't know your adrress...lest I send my cat patrol to your house. roar! roar! roar1

GRAÇA said...

Tom é um lindo gato!
Eu sou uma gata muito amada e gosto muito de fazer amigos de todo mundo
Queres ser meu amigo Tom?
Então vem ao meu blog conhecer-me e dizer se queres ser amigo
Fico esperando tua visita!
Ronrons
Kika

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Heya Graca! Unfortunately I don't speak Portuguese. Errr...do you speak English? purrr....meow!