Hi readers. Just a heads up about our posting in the next week or so. We've had some bad news about Felix in that he has a sarcoma tumour on his leg and we will find out tomorrow-ish if he can survive it. He will be looking at an amputation if it's treatable and a brief palliative stretch if it is not, so we will be devoting our time to him and probably not posting for a while.
Please send positive vibes Foofie's way, we would really appreciate it.
If this makes you sad, please consider donating to a shelter or environmental charity in your area as there are plenty of our fellow beasts who have no advocates and need our help.
Wish us luck. We will update as soon as we know anything.
Update 15/8: After a few exams he looks like he's clear of cancer elsewhere so we're going to amputate the right back leg as there is a decent-to-good prognosis for this presentation. He's a good candidate for three-leggedness since he's light, strong and fit with no known skeletal issues. We are very sad to lose one of his lovely legs but tremendously grateful to keep the rest of him. We both thought we were going to stroke out yesterday waiting for the clinical opinion.
Fingers and toes and junk all crossed for the operation on Thursday.
Update 18/8: We decided to get a CT scan before going ahead with an op to check the exact extent of the tumour etc and are still waiting on the results of that. It's fucking expensive but so much better to know and be able to plan any procedure before busting out a knife rather than getting a nasty surprise during. Hoping it's operable but we have to have decent margins. All the extremities are crossed.
Update 19/8: Tomography + all the other extensive testing showed a soft tissue sarcoma that is quite large but contained in the leg so at this point, no metastasis = great chance of a normal lifespan after amputation and we're going with that option. Frantically reading up on the procedure and aftercare etc. Felix is doing well, still running, playing etc., thankfully oblivious. I mean, this is why we didn't spot it sooner unfortunately but hopefully that same fizzy attitude will help his recovery. Op will be either Monday or Wednesday. Stress levels: intergalactic. Chocolate and cannabis: we thank you.