Saturday, February 23, 2008

Good News!

I haven't been online for almost 4 days, since my mom has been out of town with our friend Jim for his surgery. I'm behind on all our work, but I'm taking a break to tell you about Jim and to say "YAY!! Churchill is home from the vet and he's going to be fine!!"

It's good news all around ... because Jim's surgery went well and he didn't have a bone tumor in his foot after all! It was gout, and there was a big mass of uric acid crystals that only looked like a tumor on his x-rays and MRI. The surgeon removed the mass and some of the bone that had been eroded by the crystals, but it was a much simpler surgery than we expected, and Jim is going to be fine after a short time on crutches with a throbbing foot. But I'm still trying to figure out why he didn't bring those crystals home to me so I could make some Artsy Catsy charms with them!

He stayed with us for three days, and I've been helping him recover. Like good mancats & manbeans, Jim & I have been lounging in the recliner with the remote control while mom fusses over us and brings us treats. And we've been making mom laugh. She's been so stressed out she keeps eating chocolate cookies. When Jim wanted one today, she had eaten them all ... so we asked her if she had started a new national initiative: "No Chocolate Left Behind!"

Okay, now I have to go check out everything I've missed on the Cat Blogosphere the last few days. I hope you all have good news, too!

41 comments:

ML said...

How wonderful that Jim is going to be okay. Bet his foot is still very, very sore.
Imagine, the xrays and MRI not picking up what it really was. So thankful it wasn't a tumor.
So with Churchill and Jim, it's been a great day. See what thousands of kitty purrs can do!!!

Catzee said...

It's hard to be away from the kitty bloggers, I know. I'm glad fings are good at yur house though.

Mickey said...

Oh Rocky,that really is good news! I am so happy for Jim :)
You were very good to help him recover too.I bet you purred lots with him on the recliner ,heehee
It is so nice to have good news 'I will keep purring for Jim & Churchill too
Purrs Mickey

Tara said...

What great news all around!
Tara

The Cat Realm said...

Jim and Churchill - hurray!!! We are very very happy!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad to be hearing good news all the way around! YEAH ROCKY!

Now did you get to eat some temptations too?

topcatrules said...

Hi, this is your good friend Trixie here. Congrats on the good news there and mom was VERY interested in the cookies.

OK, I haven't been around a lot either. Mom went back to work full time four weeks ago and got something called a blasted tooth (root canal then an abscess) and is flat out. She doens't look flat out, she is sitting up in a chair.

Anyhow - we have come on here to look for one of your pics... Mom has some new frames and they cry out for good looking cats - so I siad she had to choose MY friends first.

Oh, and it still makes mom's day every time she looks at her cell phone charm.

Eric and Flynn said...

That's great news about Jim's toe.We are furry happy that Churchill is home too. Looks like it's going to be a good weekend.

Daisy said...

Hooray for Jim and Churchill, both!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Keep to the code...Leave No Nip
Behind!

Parker said...

This really is good news all around!
Enjoy the recovery time, it's great to waited on!

Snowball said...

I am glad to read about this good news. I am glad that Jim did not have bone tumor. Its horrible illness cos we have seen a dog fade off having this illness. I hope both Churchill and Jim will have speedy recovery.

Luv,
Snowball

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Hooray!!! We is doin' a happy dance all throughout the house!!!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

zevo calamari said...

Hip Hip Hoooooray! That is great news.
Congrats
xoxoxox

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are glad to hear about jim's toesies

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

It's good dat it wasn't a toomer, but gout is no fun either! Mom is joyning dat initiative and is leaving no chocolate behind.

Lux said...

This is all good news - I'm happy to hear it!

Hot(M)BC said...

Yay for Churchill and Jim! Good noos is great!
(And by the way, Cherry Juice or Cherry tea is great for gouts, Mom sez.)
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Derby said...

Rocky that is such good news about Jim. Glad it was something simple that could be fixed. But he may need to take medicine or eat different now.

Catch up on your work but don't work too hard.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Yeah for the Good News on Churchill and Jim!!! Purrs are very powerful.

Mom has a firm No Chocolate Left Behind Policy as well! ;-)

Angus said...

Yay for Jim and Churchill! It's good to see that everyone is improving..and my mom loves your new national initiative, "No Chocolate Left Behind," and promises to do all in her power to help your mom achieve that worthy goal! :)

She's so weird!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is wonderful news!

Tiger Lily said...

Oh we are so glad your Mom is back and that Jim's surgery went so well. No Chocolate Left Behind sounds like a very good idea to my Mom.

We are glad Churchill is home too. That is good news all around!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

You is such a good cat bloggers!!! Me is glad u came back so u can blog more!! Me is happy Jim is okay!!

Tyler said...

Glad to hear that Jim's foot is on the mend.
We hope that your mom is able to relax soon.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Jim didn't have a tumor. Gout is no fun, but it's easier to treat, I think. No chocolate left behind sounds great to me. I am also very happy about Churchill. This is turning out to be a great weekend.

Tom said...

Hi! Just to let you know I have added you to my catblog links...

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

your purring worked! i'm very very glad Jim is ok. no chocolate left behind? can mommy sign up?
we'll purrrrrr for your jim to be all better soon and your mommy to relax!

catsynth said...

We're glad to hear all your good news! Hope things stay well.

Forty Paws said...

That's wonderful news about Jim's foot! And we're so glad that Churchill is home again!

Maw lufs chocolate cookies too. They don't last long around here.

Luf, Us

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, that's such great newsies about Jim! It sounds like you kitties and yur Momma are takin great care of him.

And what wunnerful newsies about Churchill, too!

hehe, chocolate cookies -- now my momma's got images of cookies dancin in her head!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

MoMo said...

Great news for all! Good to have you back.

divakitty said...

Oh, we're so hoppy Jim is ok. Nose Bumps ~Fiona

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Riley & Tiki said...

We are so glad that Jim's surgery wenyt so well. We are sending purrs so he heals faster.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Dear Rocky:

I get necklace today. Will take picture tonight so you can see how pretty I look in it. I will not show you how it look with Bean wearing it because I not want to scare you. Thank you so much!

Your Furriend,

Diamond Emerald-Eyes

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

We are so glad to hear that Jim's surgery went well and he's going to be okay. We hope he's been having a speedy recovery.

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