Ken is well
None of you have probably read ZMrK's comment on my previous post regarding Ken, mostly because I forgot to confirm it until now.
Ken is well. The doctor does NOT think he has cancer. It's possible that he has cardiomyopathy, which is a heart condition. We need to schedule for him to get an ultrasound from a heart specialist to confirm that. Right now he does have some fluid in his lungs, so he is on a couple of medications that should help him out there.
Apparently he put up quite a fit when they were trying to get x-rays, and they had to sedate him. He was really out of it Monday night, but would not sit still and was staggering around the house. Once in a while he would roll onto his back with his tongue sticking out. If we weren't so worried we would have laughed. He also growled and hissed at us, and growled, hissed, yowled and jumped at Ellie. She's a little nervous around him now.
Last night (Tuesday), he was back to close to normal. He purred quite a bit, and may have even given the blanket a half-hearted violation when we weren't in the room. We really thought giving him his pills would be a problem, but one of ZMrK's co-workers told us about Pill Pockets, tasty little morsels that you can shove a pill into. We probably could get the same result if we cooked up some hamburger, I'm sure, but these come in a convenient bag and he seems to like them.
Thank you for all of your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. If you don't mind, I'd like you to keep them coming. I'd love to have a healthy Ken for a long time.