I thought I would do a quick update on Basil today, him and his lump! After a few days of antibiotics it did reduce in size, it then stopped before shrinking a bit more. However, the vet said that it was shrinking so slowly that we really needed to have an x-ray to see what was going on.
Giving Basil his antibiotics and painkillers has not been easy. Some things eg: his Ventipulmin, he will eat in his food but he flatly refused to eat his food with these 2 additions! So I have been putting the powders into a mug, adding a little water and bit by bit using a syringe to gently squirt it in his mouth. Luckily he does not make a huge fuss, although, he has been trying to hold it in his mouth before spitting it out again! Some of it ends up down my top and in my hair and one day he shot his head in the air and I squirted it on the ceiling. However, overall I think he has had most of the powder.
Anyway, with all this in mind the vet practice agreed to use the mobile x-ray machine. So this morning they arrived with all the equipment. Basil was an absolute star! He has not been sedated since I have had him so I had no idea what he would be like or what effect it would have on him. However, I need not have worried as he was so good and just had a little nap. We all had to wear big long 'coats' to protect us from the x-rays but I could stay with Basil and look after him.
I just have to wait now while they look at the pictures on a bigger screen back at the practice before letting me know what they found. The waiting is always the worst part - I will keep you up to date!
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