Our Millie’s first vet visit, a bike tour to the ‘Sea Horse’, a few more boat jobs and a full demonstration of how to make an ocean plait mat – it’s a real slice of life in a marina…
Despite all the effort made over the weeks, we had to concede that it might be a problem with Millie’s bone marrow; this meant, almost certainly, cancer.
In general, the visit was a little disappointing because we were hoping to see a bigger improvement. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
We don’t know what happened, but when Jamie found Milllie on the dock this morning (using her tracker) she was soaking wet apart from the top of her back and head.
Anyone who knows cats will be aware that the biggest killer is kidney failure. The only test worth a cat taking is the relatively new (2 years) SDMA test. It detects kidney failure early. Jamie held her while the vet’s assistant gently pushed Millie’s head up and the vet coaxed her to accept first a razor (to remove some fur) and then a needle into her jugular.