Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Poor Tillbooskin!

So even though she looks and acts like she's feeling better, apparently Tillie's situation is still pretty serious. When they scoped her stomach and small intestine last week, they took biopsies of both. They believe that the irritation in her small intestine was caused by a bacterial infection but they don't know what kind. Apparently, the bacteria is extremely rare. So rare in fact that the pathology lab is sending what's left of the sample to Cornell University to see if they can figure it out. So, the vet has prescribed a heavy duty antibiotic that will hopefully kill the infection. The really sad news is that the vet told my mom that Tillie may not be ready to move up here with me for several months. Very upsetting. I was already disappointed that she wasn't with me for the last 8 weeks, and now to learn that it will probably be a long time before I get to have her back is really disheartening. I want her to get better, but I want her here.

I'm probably headed to Knoxville for a weekend (Mar 9-11) to see her and Seth's show and stuff.


  1. I'm so sorry that Tillie is sick! I hope you get to have her with you soon.

  2. Oh no!! Poor Tillie. :( I'm so sorry. She's sooo cute.

  3. I'm so sorry about Tillie!! About the weird illness, and especially because she can't be with you right now. I can't imagine :( Does your mom have a digital camera that takes movies? If so, you should ask her to take somes movies of Tillie and email them to you so you can sorta see her.

    On a brighter note, I'm so glad you're coming back to Knoxville soon! My friend Al (have you met her?) will be coming in from Nashville that weekend too, so it's gonna be a big party :) I can't wait!