Thursday, April 7, 2016

TomTom's Big Adventure

TomTom says..."Adventures like this make one want to stay home forever!"

You might remember that I talked about TomTom's nasopharyngeal polyp regrowth.
We took him to our local veterinarian who didn't feel comfortable doing the surgery.
So, we made an appointment for yesterday at a surgical veterinary practice.
Unfortunately, in the time between appointments, he has developed conjunctivitis, and an upper respiratory infection.

Needless to say, he is on medications for the next week to get him in better shape for surgery.

TomTom is one of the easiest kitties to manage.
He is pretty cooperative and takes his antibiotic pill with a little wet cat food...
gulp....right down!

The eye drops...takes two people.
The nasal saline...might not be happening!
But, we'll keep trying.

This poor little fellow has become a mouth-breather due to his polyp.

Life will be good again after surgery is over.


  1. Poor fellow. Sending a hug and hope the meds work quickly.

  2. Best wishes to Tom Tom. Hope this does the trick. He's a sweetie! Good luck with the saline... Max gets water up his nose every time he drinks from the Spigot.

  3. Hope all is well soon...I have a soft spot for big, yellow Tom's. Many have shown up on our farm to make it their home, and they've always been the sweetest cats we've known!

  4. Poor TomTom! Sending him best wishes.

  5. Poor Tom Tom hope all goes well for him . Sending get well wishes and prayers for a full recovery !

  6. "The nasal saline...might not be happening!"

    What an image is contained in those few words. It made me laugh. Best of luck with that, and best wishes for a speedy recovery for TomTom.

  7. awwww...poor tom tom. hope he is better soon!

  8. Poor baby!! Hope TomTom feels better quickly.


  9. Aww, poor TomTom. I know just what he's feeling, and what you are going through to keep him medicated and comfortable. We lost one of our kitties to a cancerous nasal polyp - we had some of it removed, and she was comfortable for awhile. The specialists wanted to use radiation on her, 3 to 4 days a week, for 3 weeks. It was going to be too traumatic, not to mention it would cost upwards of $10,000. We felt like bad cat parents, because we could not afford the treatment, which wasn't guaranteed to help her. Loving animals is so worth all of the heartaches!!
    Good luck Mr. TomTom!!
    Karla from Coal City, IL

  10. Poor Tom Tom. That's a lot of medicine to be doling out to that Tom. Sure hope he's feeling better soon. Poor kitty.

  11. poor Tom but also lucky Tom,, to have someone help him,, so many go untreated!

  12. Awww . . .
    I find that face, nose, eye, mouth touching on our Snickers is met with a ton of refusal . . .
    Bet Tom thinks the same . . .


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