Luna continues to recover from her surgery last weekend. She is mostly resting comfortably, but she has been alternately dopey from the painkillers and miserable from the discomfort and the insult of wearing the e-collar. It’s only in the last two days that she has started to seem herself again, eating more normally and wandering around the house as usual. Of course, she does continue to sleep quite a bit, but that is fine.
We did get a report from the surgeon that the skin spot was indeed the cancer (essentially we already knew that from tests), but that she was able to remove all of it, which is definitely good news. And so far the surgical incision appears to healing well. So once she is cleared from surgical post care, we can begin the next round of chemotherapy. No fun at all, but hopefully will put Luna back on the road to recovery.
Thanks as always for your continued purrs and healing vibes.
Submitted by kf6gpe via Twitter.
@catsynth Hazy with our new Moog Mother-32.
Long time reader and fan Jen Grover shared this adorable picture of her young cat Lester with an Arturia Minibrute synthesizer. We think they make quite a pair 🙂
Luna’s surgery yesterday went well. Since it was just a small skin spot, it was much smaller than the original surgery last year and she was able to come home the same day. We are hoping for a quicker recovery as well. Nonetheless, it’s no fun at all for Luna. She has been eating normally and at times her energetic affectionate self – at others lethargic and clearly coping with some pain and discomfort. It’s no different from a human post surgery. I am administering pain medications and gentle affection to her today as she rests and recovers.
Thank you for your continued purrs and thoughts.
As we prepare for Luna to go tomorrow for her next surgery, we received this wonderful picture and note from our friend Merce the cat on Twitter:
@catsynth Go, Luna! You got this!
From Christian Joanette via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.
“This one [DX7] he’s aloud to sit on.”
Today the Mensa Cats take on the work of composer Charles Ives. By J.B.
We had a few particularly warm days this past week, which gave Luna a bit of time to enjoy some sun on the patio.
Luna is still battling cancer, and probably will be for the rest of her time with us. But as one can see from the photo above it doesn’t prevent her from leading a happy and contented life. She has been her normal affectionate and playful self, and a delight to spend time with.
The surgery and chemotherapy that we did last year were key to her still being with us and enjoying life. The latest concern is a spot on her skin near the previous surgery that has tested positive for cancer. Fortunately, tests showed no internal metastatic disease – that remains our biggest worry. And nothing on the remaining mammary chain, which is also a relief. So we will go ahead with a surgery to remove the skin spot and another round of chemo to hopefully knock out any lingering cells.
It’s disappointing to have to put her through more treatments. I will do so as long as I feel it’s what’s best for her. She still has so much life in her and hasn’t slowed down from the disease, so the treatment is the best choice. Luna and I thank you for continued purrs and thoughts.
From Lee Tizzard via Facebook:
Interesting looking grey kitty on a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 analog synthesizer, one of the first fully programmable polyphonic analog synths, the Prophet 5 is the most classic synthesizer of the eighties, made from 1978 -1984 —————- I find the image of the cat most striking.
From iceritchie on Twitter. Submitted to CatSynth by Techno-iD●com.
“@iceritchie: What is it with cats and studios?”