Lola looking on the bright side after spending the day at the vet getting x-rayed, poked, tested, and re-splinted.

Since people have been asking about Lola, here’s the latest update. Lola had her two-week checkup today. Since she had been lethargic and not eating well over the past several days, the vet did an expanded radiograph and expanded blood tests. We knew she had degenerative arthritis from the x-rays of her paws, but the expanded tests show she has rheumatoid arthritis, and all her joints are affected. Therefore, she has not been feeling well since the last steroid shot had worn off.

Her treatment from now on will be wearing the splint so she can walk, getting steroid shots every three to four weeks and continued doses of Gabapentin twice daily.

Lola is a real trooper. She curls up with me at night and purrs both of us to sleep. Laurie says that when she wakes up in the middle of the night Lola will be curled up in my arm still purring. We will do our best to keep Lola comfortable so she can be as active as possible. She seems to always be happy and purring, as she looks on the bright side of life.

54 thoughts on “LOL Cat

  1. Bless you Timothy. I wish Lola the best. Indeed she is a trooper. You can imagine how I feel but I do not want to start crying publicly.
    What a beautiful cat. Look at those eyes!
    Have a fabulous evening.

    • Thanks, Gabriela. Lola can, and she sends you purrs. Your book was delivered today. Yahoo!

      • Tell Lola I thank her for the purrs. They make me happy.
        Thank you for supporting my writing Timothy. It means a lot to me.
        Maya sends purrs to everyone πŸ™‚

  2. Timothy, I wish I could hug Lola, such a sweet girl. You guys are wonderful kitty parents. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ₯°πŸ˜»

  3. Tim, Lola and I have a lot in common. She looks a lot like Lady did.
    Bless her bravery, and keeping you company with a purr.
    She knows what we love! And we all love Lola!
    Best wishes and my affections to the gal. β™₯

    • Thanks, Inchcock. You two are having to battle a lot of issue. You deal with it through humor. Lola with purrs. She feeling much better this morning.

  4. She is such a sweetheart. Tide has to take gabapentin every day too. I’m just trying to keep him comfortable. Pets to Lola and licks from Tide cause that’s what he does.

  5. Thank goodness Lola got 2 loving humans who take very good care of here. Wishing that sweet girl all the best!

    • Thanks, Herman. She’ll do the best she can with a little (a lot of) help from her friends.

  6. You both are such wonderful people taking care of your luvie! Sending lots of love and well wishes for lots more purr times for sweet Lola.

  7. Lola is amazing beautiful! This is such an endearing shot.
    She obviously loves you lots, and my heart gets all mushy when I think how good you care for her.
    More mush… you are a good person, Tim.

    • Since the last shot, she’s feisty and leaving lots of destruction in her path with that splint. Thanks, Couriers.

    • Kitties give us so much comfort that we owe them as much comfort as we can afford. Thanks, Kavitha.

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