Upon examination on 5/13/14, Darkness seemed to be doing pretty well for his age!
At approximately 22 years old, Darkness is definitely one of the oldest gents in PSOS' veterinary clinic. Deterioration of eye sight noticed, which is normal for Darkness' age; advanced cataracts. Missing some teeth on oral exam, as to be expected. Heart sounds remarkably well! Stomach palpitated, small nodule felt. X-ray and or ultrasound strongly recommended for further diagnostics. Because of Darkness' age, it is not recommended to load him up on vaccinations, so foregoing the feline Distemper vaccine, only a Rabies vaccine is recommended.
Upcoming appointment: Up to you, Kayla, you can opt to save up for an x-ray or ultrasound of Darnkess' abdomen to further assess the nodule felt, or you can decline and leave it alone. Be aware if left alone, this could have been something preventable, however, his age is also a consideration and the stress a ultrasound/x-ray would put on his body. An x-ray will run you $80, and an ultrasound will be $105. All diagnostic prices are randomly generated on a patient to patient basis. Being that ultrasounds are generally more thorough in seeing masses, it will naturally cost more. A Rabies vaccine is also recommended. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask here!
Okay, thanks to my random event, I now have enough money to give Darkness the care he needs! I would like to get him an ultrasound and rabies vaccine please. ^_^
Exam on Friday, 5/16/14
Total bill: $125
Darkness does remarkably well during the ultrasound! Not even needing a cat muzzle and using minimal restraint, the ultrasound technicians are able to complete the procedure quickly and efficiently thanks to Darkness' great mannerisms! The ultrasound is reviewed by the doctor and she states at this point in time, the nodule that was felt seems to be pushing up against Darkness' stomach. The doctor estimates in about 1-2 year's time, it will have grown exponentially. Now, realize that there is no way to know if this mass is cancerous or not without a biopsy, then of course if it turns out to be cancerous, you have to make the decision of proceeding with surgery (which of course always carries its risks, especially in older patients), or leaving things to take their own, and sometimes very disturbing (for both the pet and the owner who has to watch nature take its course) way. Darkness is well enough at this point in time that he did receive his rabies vaccine and it will be good for 3 years. You now have the option to proceed with a biopsy for $280 or to let things take its course and see how things go. There was not an exam fee for today.
Although you spend $125 today, because of our current promotion, you earned $400 for requesting an appointment! Congratulations!
tabbilious: I snuck on over, just like i promised you i would Icciotto.
May 11, 2014 12:27:08 GMT
Icciotto.: Thanks tabbilious! I'm so happy to have you here now too!!
May 11, 2014 13:12:30 GMT
Icciotto.: Wow! Kayla has approximately a 22 year old kitty (Darkness) in PSOS time! Pretty good health stats for an older gent too! I can't wait to see him kick butt in the ring!
May 12, 2014 0:57:53 GMT
Kayla: Wow... I didn't realize he was so old. XD
May 13, 2014 12:13:20 GMT
Icciotto.: Everyone check periodically for stat increases/decreases and random events in your medical hx/stat profiles. They are happening...
May 13, 2014 16:13:58 GMT
Icciotto.: A lot of random events have been going on, and new promotions to earn cash are here!
May 14, 2014 13:45:50 GMT
Kayla: Wow... I just got a random event that gave me $100! Now I can get Darkness taken care of!
May 14, 2014 16:10:01 GMT
Icciotto.: ^ Good!! He deserves it, he's so sweet! I never actually met him in game of course bu he looks like such a personable boy!
May 16, 2014 10:25:49 GMT
CatCreature: Regarding the topic about what you'd do when your Petz here died...I was under the impression that it was a RULE that you HAD to delete the .pet file if they died. o.o That was my reason for not joining...hmm.
May 18, 2014 0:27:17 GMT
CatCreature: Considering I don't seem to be as active as I'd hoped on Rootz, I'm kinda unsure if I could be active here. xD But if it's 'allowed' to keep your petz, just offsite so to speak, I'm tempted to try and join. Debating if I think I can be active or not though
May 18, 2014 0:28:33 GMT
koikin: Hopefully I can register soon xD I just dunno what petz I want to register!
May 20, 2014 20:55:23 GMT
tabbilious: Helloo anyone around?
Jun 7, 2014 12:21:02 GMT
tabbilious: this place feels dead.. sigh.
Jun 29, 2014 12:23:13 GMT
✬Wild✬: I wish this place wasn't dead
Jan 8, 2017 16:59:50 GMT