Monday, December 03, 2012

Good News Monday

Actually, it was Good News Caturday.
When it was discovered that Tallulah had Cancer, and several very large, inoperable tumors, we also learned that the Cancer was a result of testing positive for Feline Leukemia.
Feline Leukemia is something most outdoor cats are susceptible to, and they get it from coming into direct contact with other Feline Leukemia+ cats. Well, our cats weren't outside cats, so we didn't know how Tallulah contracted it--she did go outside, but always only with a Human Escort and always for a short time.
But, since she was positive for Leukemia, we were worried the other three cats had become infected from her. But then we had houseguests and didn't want to get the other three tested--and perhaps getting bad news--while we had visitors, so we waited.
This past Saturday Caturday, we took Tuxedo, MaxGoldberg, and Miss Consuelo Roca-Jones to the vet's office right at 8AM. It was quite the ride, with all three cats meowing madly in their carriers, and I can sort of understand why; they all knew that the last cat that left our house in a carrier wasn't see again, so, I understand their concerns.
But, after a quick blood test and examination, all three of them came back negative for Feline Leukemia; and all three of them got jabbed with a Leukemia vaccine, just in case.
It was a long two-and-a-half weeks from Tallulah's passing to having the other cats tested but we were finally able to breathe easier.

15 comments:

boibuff said...

So very happy to hear all your other babies are clear.

SEAN said...

What a great way to chase away the monday morning blues!

Happy Dance!

Ms Sparrow said...

How relieved you must be! I have never had all three cats in the car at the same time and can't imagine what it would sound like.

the dogs' mother said...

Very, very good news! :-)
Even Abby is happy.

R.J. said...

I'm glad to hear this. Certain breeds are predispositioned for things like this, too.

anne marie in philly said...

(sigh of relief) good news indeed!

you have cute puddytats! :)

David Dust said...

Great news!

Greg said...

Very good news about the kitties.

Craig said...

Very glad yo got some good news! Losing a baby over the holidays is never easy, so good news was needed!

Wonder Man said...

That's great to hear

mrs.missalaineus said...

best news i've heard all day!

xxalainaxx

Joy said...

So glad!! That's great news!

Kyle Leach said...

Great news! Glad to hear all the rest of the kids are okay Bob.

Biki said...

Whew! Great good news indeed!

Ken Riches said...

So glad that the news was good!