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Bert update

Bert has been hanging out in my garage and doing amazing! He no longer swats at me or tries to bite, he’s super friendly and very lovey. He adores affection.

I’ve been letting him wander around the garage when I’m out there with him, he’s very easy going about everything.

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I tried playing with him with a wand toy and it took him a little bit to remember how to play, but he finally did and now he loves it!

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And of course he still loves having his belly rubbed!

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Bert is very personable, very fun.

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He’s had some odd medical issues that I’ve wanted to get checked out, so today he went to see the rescue’s vet. She thinks he’s about 5-7 years old and looks generally good. The odd soft lump on his belly is an umbilical hernia, not really a big deal. But the part that was most concerning is that his tummy feels hard, kind of solid, even when he hasn’t eaten. The vet thinks it’s a solid mass, most likely a tumor about the size of a golf ball, or bigger. She thinks it’s in his intestinal tract which might account for the diarrhea. She recommended exploratory surgery.

Now comes some tough decisions. What to do, what to do…

9 Responses to “Bert update”

  1. poor mancat….but better not to suffer out in the wilds….we are sending purrs

  2. Marg says:

    Oh gosh, that is one hard decision. I don’t know what I would do.

  3. Sailor Edgar says:

    Hoping for the best for Sweet Bert!

  4. Hope you can make a good decision and let us know if we can help!

  5. greg1948 says:

    He needs medical attention to lead a happy normal life, it appears. If you go ahead with the surgeries, you might as well add him to your family. Other people may not want to adopt a cat that needs extra money spent upon it. That is what I would do. That’s my vote today.

  6. mena says:

    tenha fé eu tenho e vouorarpelo Bert bjos mena de noticias e vao ser optimas pensamento e palavras positivas

  7. Falkosmom says:

    What Greg said! :)

  8. Terri says:

    I’m not going to make this a long story about my experience. I finally requested a general x-ray of Sissy. The end result was I had a cat with a partial blockage caused by a stricture. The vet operated to remove the partial blockage, but no biopsy was done of the stricture. I would have demanded one if I had to go through it again. Sissy continued to have diarrhea and deteriorate. I finally had her put down as we were both just weary. She was down to under 4 pounds.

    I wish the best for you and Bert.

  9. greg1948 says:

    6 months and no bad news so far. . . .

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