Thursday, April 4, 2013

Carmine's Vet Visit

Thank you everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday!  I appreciate all the wonderful wishes, purrs, and hugs :)

I ended up going downtown with a friend.  I bought a wonderful book I had been wanting - His Princess Bride: Love Letters from Your Prince.  It's a book written from God to women in letter format.  I've not seen a book like this before, and I really think it will help me understand God's love for me better.

When I came home, my fur babies were upset because we were late feeding them!  Carmine was especially anxious to get his foods.  I think they forgave us, though, when we shared some ice cream with them.

Vet Visit

I took Carmine to the vet on Tuesday for his regular three-month anal gland expression.  As usual, it was perfect timing.  I always feel bad that he has to go to the vet 4 times a year, but I know I'm taking good care of him -- even if he doesn't understand why it's necessary to go to the doctor so often.

I had noticed Carmine wasn't really that interested in his food a few days before we went to the vet, and I was trying to figure out why.

I told the vet about this, and she asked me all sorts of questions.  We couldn't seem to figure it out...but then she looked in his mouth and saw that he has a sore on his tongue.  We have no idea how he got it as we haven't seen him get into anything around here.

The vet said it's healing, but suggested Carmine might not be eating well because it's painful.  So, we decided it was best to put him on pain medication for a few days while it heals up.

It seems to make a difference as he's eating much better again! :)

Here's a picture of my little baby on his pain medication.

He decided it would be fun to sleep on my junk mail.  Do you think he was dreaming about having DISH network? ;)

I also have some news about Jewel, which I'll share tomorrow.

We hope you are all well!


  1. I would be off my food if I had a sore tongue! I am glad Carmine is getting some pain meds for it.

  2. Ouchie, I wonder what he did? Too bad he's not talking about it, must have been naughty.. time to check lamp cords?
    Glad he's feeling better though!

  3. Goodness! I hope his tongue is better soon. Poor chap ! xx

  4. (formerly commenting as Janet Blue) Carmine does look a little under the weather. Glad he's got some meds. It's so lucky that he had that vet appt. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  5. Oh poor, Carmine! We hope that sore heals quickly!

  6. happy that you had a nice birthday and thank goodness Carmine is going to be ok!

  7. Wishing sweet Carmine all the best! Hope the soreness heals soon!

    Happy belated birthday to mum!!

    Have a great weekend! Take care

  8. Glad carmine's eating better now. Sore In the tongue, yikes! that must be really painful.