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Harvey’s most recent Ear Surgery update is here.

Hi guys Harvey here with a rather serious announcement about some ear surgery I need to have.

I was whisked to the vet today in, as pal Cathy Keisha would say, a PTU (Prisoner Transportation Unit) and the evil vet Dr Hughes, OK, actually he’s a pretty good and gentle guy….. pointed out I had an erupting squamous carcinoma on one ear and potentially on the other – so I have to lose my ears ends and two tiny dots under my nose.

Ct on a lap
Relaxing with Dad

The picture at the top of the post is an old one, but it shows the approximate location of the cells on my ear. The vet says if its done now the hair will grow back and I should, we believe, look just a bit different and my fur will come back. The alternative is not one the family will even contemplate – if left things will get much worse.

I will be wearing an Elizabethan (aka Buster) collar for 10/15 days (that worries Mum she has never had a cat have serious surgery and have to wear one of these for more than five minutes and that worries her).

I go in Thursday at 8.a.m. and Mum will report on how things go. We will try not to panic, and we will try not to be scared.

Harvey
Harvey Button Cat

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    Sassenach MacConney (Sass, Lou and Chevy)

    May 12, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Oh Harvey! We are so sorry that you have to have surgery. That said, we are sure you are in the very best of hands, and that you will recover in a jiffy. You have a great Mom, and a great vet who will see to that. *gentle pats*
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    May 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    dood…itz oh kay ta bee scared….we wood bee…but we will ask R rockin awsum pal st francis ta bee with ewe everee step oh de way N send hiz manee blessings for a safe sir jerry and a healthee ree coveree…N we hope de vet dood will give ewe a soft sided or “donut” collar sted oh de ole lamp shade….sendin best fishes two ya buddy ???

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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    May 12, 2015 at 4:26 am

    oh my sweet Harvey Button…I am so sorry you must lose a bit of each ear. BUT you will not have the dreadful skin cancer spread and that is GREAT NEWS! Your Mom and Dad caught it in time. You will be just as cute after the surgery as you are now my pal. paw kisses, Savvy
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    Summer

    May 12, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I am sending lots of purrs your way, Harvey! A week and a half or two weeks with the cone of shame is WAY better than the alternative! Maybe your human can check with the vet to see if a soft collar, or maybe an inflatable one like that I had after my spay surgery (http://www.sparklecat.com/diary/spay-day-party) would work just as well.
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    Brian Frum

    May 12, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Oh Harvey, we are all sending you our very best purrs and prayers and we sure are glad you are getting this taken care of pal.
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    Random Felines

    May 12, 2015 at 7:50 am

    we are sending lots of healing purrs Harvey!!
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    The Swiss Cats

    May 12, 2015 at 8:08 am

    We send you tons of healing purrs and cross our paws so that everything goes well ! Purrs
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    Willy

    May 12, 2015 at 8:28 am

    We is sending yoo buckets of #healing purrs and purrayers Harvey. Yur mum will do wonderful taking care of yoo. Gotsta keep da fancy collar on. It makes yoo look more regal and impawtent. Best Wishes Harvey, Hugs n Purrs

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    The Island Cats

    May 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

    We hope all went well with your surgery, Harvey. We’re sorry you gotta wear the cone-thingy. I had to wear one for about a week and it drove me crazy! ~Ernie
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      Dash Kitten

      May 12, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Guys, I go in Thursday (still Wednesday for you I think).

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    Austin Towers

    May 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Oh no!! We hope it all goes well, Harvey!! My mum would be a basket case if I had to have that kind of thing, but would cope as I’m sure your mum will too!! We send hugs and purrs xoxoxox
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      Dash Kitten

      May 12, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Hang in there Austin – it I don’t have the surgery my prospects are not good. This gives me a chance of a much longer life. * hugs *

      Harvey

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    Dezi and Lexi

    May 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Weez’ll be purrayin’ fur ya’ and we just know evewyfin’ will be just fine.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

    May 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Oh, Harvey, we’re sorry you have to go through this. One of the cats who came before us, Rhett, had to have the pinna of his ear removed surgically, too. It’s scarier for your humans than it is for you. Sending lots of purrs for a quick recovery after surgery, buddy!
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    Lone Star Cats

    May 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

    We’ll be sendin ya POTP!
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    Thomas Archer

    May 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

    *soft paw* Harvey, am so glad mama and vet caught this in time – you gonna be fine, buddy! Try not to think of the surgery, which is nothing to worry about ‘cos you gonna be snoozing when they do it. Think about when you get home to Aunty Marjorie and all the extra treats and smoochies waiting for you! *drools* Be brave, be healthy, be around for a long time xx

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    Nerissa's Life

    May 13, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Harvey, you’re going to be fine. With things like these, early detection makes a world of difference I think. As your peeps and doctor caught it so early, you’re going to do really well. Nevertheless, I’m still going to be sending lots of healing purrs your way, for sure.

    And about the ear thing? Will only ADD to your character. My brother Rushy is missing half an ear (as he went through a TNR program at some point) and he’s super handsome. Everyone says so so it must be true.

    Purrs,
    Seville
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    Cathy Keisha

    May 14, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Thinking of you Buddy and hoping everything turns out OK. I hope a blond cat such as yourself will wear sunblock when you go out in the sun.
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      Dash Kitten

      May 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Mum did her best CK, but when I was living rough I had no-one to help me then 🙁

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    Jobi and Fisher

    May 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

    We are sending purrs and happy thoughts and no pain requests for you and your family.

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    meowmeowmans

    May 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Oh, Harvey! That surgery sounds tough, but the alternative sounds much worse. We are glad you, Mum and Dad and the Vet caught this in time. We are sending big hugs, love and purrs for quick healing.

    Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Mom and Dad
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    May 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

    dood…we noe itza fry day at yur place N earl lee but we wanted ta say hope yur sir jerry wented veree veree well N yur home ore a bout two come home N due sum chillaxin ~~~~~xxxxxxx

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    Lily Belle & Muffin

    May 16, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Wanted to pop in to wish you well on your surgery!

    We’d like to think that one day in the near future there will be no such thing as cancer.

    We will keep you all in our good thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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    Everycat

    May 16, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Poor Harvey, what a rotten old time of it you are having. But it will be excellent to be rid of those cells so the rest of you can continue living the good life.

    Luff & purrs
    Mungo
    & Jet

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    Georgia and Julie

    May 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    We are sending huge purrs for Harvey to have a good outcome.
    Best of luck:)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ
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    Socks, Scylla, Fenris & Tuiren

    May 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Harvey we are sending you tons of mega healing purrs. Hope you are all better soon and that the surgery takes care of the problem for good.
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    Ellen Pilch

    May 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I am praying for you.
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    Bev Green

    May 19, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Harvey sweetie we know it is scary..i saw lots of white kitties with this post op as a shelter vol and they all did fine so we are sure ramping up the purrs your way from down under..or sideways? i think…all our loves and hugs coming your way…Fozziemum Dinnemintz,Pickles,Cleo,Marbles,Doc,Forrest,Jock,Felix and Oscar xxx
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    Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

    May 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Sending lots of (((purrs))) for that the op will go OK and wearing the cone of shame afterwards too !
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