Phantom here on this Friday afternoon.
Remember this ugly thing in my ear?
Notice anything different? Yep, it is gone. A couple of weeks ago, the nasty tumor burst just like that one on my tail did. There was lots and lots of blood everywhere in the kitchen. Mom couldn't get it to stop bleeding. That was a huge worry because the vet doesn't want to have to put me under anesthesia to do surgery. But as Mom says, the miracle vet worked his magic again and managed to remove it with me getting just a local shot of lidocaine. Of course, he went on and on about how wonderful I was through the whole procedure. I have a couple of stitches that will come out tomorrow.
I have been managing to get outside even if I had to wear that coat when it was bitter cold here for days.
And we even got a tiny bit of snow a while ago too. Coat time again!!!
I don't get to stay out too long.
But I do enjoy patrolling the perimeter.
I do have one other problem that we are all trying to deal with. I seem to fall down a lot. For some reason my rear legs just don't want to hold me up. At first Mom thought I was just slipping on the floor even though she does have lots of scatter rugs around to help me. But this was different as I was sometimes falling on the carpet too. After another visit to the vet and some more tests, it was determined that old age isn't so much fun. I have been diagnosed with a condition called proprioceptive deficiency. This link will tell you all about it: Click HERE. Basically I don't have any feeling in one of my rear legs and the other one isn't so good either. I have to be very careful on the stairs, but luckily I only have to go down a few to get outside. Mom may have to get me a ramp at some point, but I am managing for now.
I do a lot of this because it is the most comfortable position for me. And no, I don't like a comfy bed under me. Mom keeps trying though.
But I am always good for a nice pose if there might be some cookies involved.
We haven't been blogging much lately, but we are working on the Momster to get on the stick. She is headed out of town for the next week so we may once again be MIA. I am going to be staying with that nice vet man so I am sure to get good care. Ciara and Lightning will be testing out a new boarding place because our vet's clinic isn't doing boarding any more, except for very special boys like me.
Have a great weekend.
Woos - Phantom