Kili gets a physical
They were small lumps, and at first it was just one or two on her neck. Now it appears to have spread all over her body. Small hard lumps that don't move if I scratch (gently) at them. I was concerned.
Then a bout of 4 day fecal unpleasantness.
Vet appointment made and kept.
Cash outlaid for "senior panel" blood and urine tests.
Apparently the Illegal Alien Kitteh brought a few not-so-nice friends with it. Flea medicine prescribed. Will pick up tonite. 18 years as an indoor cat and never a hint of fleas on either one of them. Damn outside intruder destroys my screens and then infests my cat. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Serious housecleaning and disinfecting and vacuuming and steam-cleaning and maybe even a bug bomb or 2.
Everything else - WAY normal, especially for an old lady like Kili. WOOT.
Except. Thyroid is in the "grey" area. Hyperthyroidism is apparently an old-cat possibility. Can be treated - hopefully cheaply. We will keep an eye on her so she doesn't lose any more weight and hopefully she'll be ok.
Since some kind of feline skin-cancer (untreatable, fast-killing) was a possibility, I am greatly relieved.