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Update on Leopold

Angell called yesterday afternoon to say they could take him as an emergency in the evening, so I trekked home to fetch him. This was my first trip to the newly redone Angell, and it was indeed a well-designed and comfortable place. I did evict a man with a German shepherd from the Cat waiting room, though. ^_~ Had to wait for a while. They had Animal Planet ("PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE CHANNEL") on the TV, showing Meerkat Manor repeats... I don't think I have ever managed to catch it when someone doesn't die, so of course I get the episode where Flower is bitten by a cobra. Which of course made me lose it completely. sigh. Kept scritching Leo through the carrier opening, and he kept looking at me as if to say "I'm sick, but it's not that bad..."

The vet at Angell thinks the mass in his abdomen is his right kidney, in which case it's either oversized, out of place and shaped wrong (probably not a good sign) or it's been pushed out of place by something growing in/on his intestines (ditto). They checked him in for IV fluids last night and he'll have the ultrasound, X-rays and if needed any blood work that his regular vet didn't do this morning. I'm hoping he can come home tonight; there seems to be a bit of a question of whether they could have the imaging results read today. If he can't come home, I'll rationalize it with the idea that if he had to pick a weekend to check into a climate-controlled hospital, this would be the one.

badriyaz will understand when I express my deep appreciation for the financial program they have. ("And with your projected minimum balance, you qualify for 12-month interest-free financing!")

Waiting with the cell for this morning's word...


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