A bit of a problem – Sunday 15th December 2019

A bit of a problem

Me feeling a bit lost yesterday

I seem to have a bit of a problem and I’m in quite a lot of pain. I spent a lot of time sleeping yesterday to make up for the night before. Let me start at the beginning. I was doing all right on Friday until about teatime, but after that I just couldn’t get comfortable. At one point, I lay down and our Mistress said it was as if someone fired a pistol next to me. I just shot out of bed. When you are in pain you don’t want to be on your own. When our Mistress tried to go to bed and leave me in the kitchen, I just howled. That is not something I’m prone to and it’s not something she ignores. She came in to see me and we had a little cuddle, then she tried to go off to bed again. Guess what? I howled again.

Sleeping in the lounge

That was the point that our Mistress set up her bed in the lounge. The settee wouldn’t be ideal even without her broken ankle, but she wasn’t very comfortable with it. I did feel a bit guilty but I was feeling scared. She examined me all over and found a large lump that she thought was fairly new. Anyway, we tried to get to sleep but I was in too much pain so she rang the vet for me and as she couldn’t drive me to see the vet they increased my pain relief and arranged for me to go in yesterday morning when our Mistress could get a lift.

Lumps and Bumps

I’ve got a bit of a problem on the lump and bump front too. The large lump that our Mistress found seems to be inflammation. However the vet found another lump a little further back and I had to say ‘Yes, that is where the pain is coming from’. The vet talked through with me what it might be and there seem to be two possibilities. Firstly it could be a fatty hernia. That would be the best case, but it doesn’t seem to be doing the things she would expect a fatty hernia to do. Secondly it could be another tumour. Given the neighbouring lymph node is enlarged, that is a distinct possibility. Now we need to see if we can get my pain under control and see what happens.

Our Mistress says she is very pleased she broke her ankle, odd as that is, because it’s given her lovely quality time with me that is worth all the pain and trauma. We really are very close. I’m just glad she has told me she will sleep on the settee as long as I need her to.

Alfie

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