Puzzola and Piccolo in the vet hospital

This is a post about our two eldest cats: Puzzola, who is between 16 and 17 years old, and Piccolo, who turned 14 in April. They’re both in the vet hospital right now.
It’s a long story, but essentially they both started doing poorly about two weeks ago. Piccolo slowly began losing his phenomenal appetite and spending way too much time motionless on his cat bed (on the guest room bed).
I took him to the clinic as soon as I realized that something was very wrong. The vets found that he has a problem with his spinal column (I forget the name of this condition, but it has to do with calcifications of the vertebrae), which makes it very painful for him to move around, poor dear. Also, about five years ago, Piccolo had a terrible bout of pancreatitis that almost killed him, and we were told that he would always have issues in that area. Now, in fact, thanks to an ultrasound, the vets have spotted some sort of lesion on his pancreas and a nodule on his liver. His liver is also not doing very well. In short, he’s a bit of a mess…
And Puzzola, who has been suffering from hyperthyroidism since 2013, recently began eating less and less, no matter what delectable foods I cooked/offered to her.
This morning I decided to take her to the vet hospital, too.
She is now in a cage next to Piccolo, so at least our two kitties are together.
We’ll know more tomorrow, after more tests are done on both of them. Puzzola is going to have a heart ultrasound tomorrow morning, and Piccolo is going to have a biopsy of that lesion…Yikes.
Heartbreaking for us. Our cats mean the world to us, but all we can do now is wait and hope that they will both pull through and be well again.
Fingers crossed…!!!


  1. So sorry for this kitty news! Ours cats mean the world to us and we understand what you are going through!
    A happy story to share…one of the strays we care for was a mess and I could not trap him for care. He had sores all over him and loosing weight quickly. He had a severe upper respitory cold and would not eat. I coaxed him into eating baby food spiked with Tumeric powder, (which I learned about from you)! He ate it well for about a week and then disappeared for about 10 days. He came back this past week, fully recovered with some added weight on him! No sores or sniffles. He is fully recovered and back on our porch, hanging with some buddies.

  2. I am sorry to hear about Your cats. Our cats mean the world to us and we do not want them to be ill and suffer. I do hope you get som good News fro Your vet today.

  3. So sorry to hear this. Your cats ( and mine) are our babies.
    Hope they improve and can come home!
    I still miss my Tucker. ( feline diabetes)

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