Monday, May 28, 2007

Update on Ayla

From The Mom:

Last Friday, I brought Ayla in to the vet to get her routine "senior" physical and shots. However, while we were there, the vet noticed that her left eye and cheek were swollen. Upon closer examination, her left pupil wasn't the same size as her right. The vet said that it could be an abscessed tooth but most likely is an oral tumor of some sort. He put her on antibiotics and gave us the "worse case scenario." You know, the "she's older than dirt" lecture, which I'm sure Ayla was thrilled to hear.

Right now she seems to be doing fine but her face is still rather swollen. We're going to see how things turn out. If it's still swollen in a week, we'll take her to our old vet. The vet we saw is a "country bumpkin" sort of vet and while he may be very good, he was quick to diagnose a tumor. Ayla is quite spunky and is still thwapping around the other cats so personally I don't want to believe it is cancer.

I will keep you all posted. All I ask is that you pray for her. She is a good, loyal cat and though she may be grumpy, she has been there for me through some of my toughest times. I love her dearly.

11 comments:

NinjaCat said...

We are hoping for the best possible outcome. Maybe its a bad tooth or something less serious.

All the best!

Ninja & Brenda

Riley & Tiki said...

We are purraying and purring for Ayla.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're sending lotsa get well purrs! we bet it's an abcessed tooth - our Lady's had those and that same thing happens to her face. (Ayla - if you've got bad teeth, doesn't that mean more Stinky Goodness and no more boring crunchies?)

Ariel said...

Me and mommy will pray for her.

William said...

Oh, we hope everything turns out OK! Purrs,

Wm.

Max said...

Ayla can't get sick. I need another kitty grumping through the Internets!

Cheysuli said...

Purrs and good thoughts Ayla. I hope that it is only an abscessed tooth.

Eric and Flynn said...

We're purring furr yoo too Ayla. We hope it's just a toof abcess and not nuffin worse. We shouldn't haf said JUST a toof cuz that's bad enuff ennyway. Get well soon.

David E. Francis said...

Get Well Soon, Ayla! Who else is going to keep the brats in line? :-)

Dee

caricature said...

all the best for Ayla. get her checked soon so even if it's something serious (God forbid!) it may be resected/cured!

Skeeter & LC said...

The Big Thing says he knows about "good, loyal cat and though she may be grumpy, she has been there for me through some of my toughest times. I love her dearly."

That was The Cat Who Came Before. She was sometimes mean to us when we were kittens, but she also cuklred up with us an protected us when we were outside before The Fence went up. We loved her a lot. She stays in our memories.

We hope Ayla will feel better soon and that the nasty medicashun will help. We have had to have some of that stuff, and we hate it at the time but feel better after a few days.