Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here. I overheard the Guardians talking after a phone call came in yesterday, and it sounds like The Leader’s test results came back. The Guardians were a little frustrated because the people at The Bad Place said that the Myasthenia gravis titer was within the normal range. From what they were saying though, this disorder is sometimes difficult to definitively diagnose in cats, and the test results don’t necessarily mean that Leader Otis doesn’t have it. The Guardians are supposed to continue giving The Leader His current course of medications and report back to The Bad Place in two to four weeks. In the meantime, Leader Otis is still hanging in there.
Now, since The Leader just started His full course of medications on Friday, it is still to early to tell if He is improving. Still, I think He might be doing just a tiny bit better. I mean, I hope it’s not just wishful thinking, but It seems like He has been sitting up at least a little bit more than He was before.
Also, I saw The Leader doing something yesterday that I haven’t seen Him do in a while. The Guardian had left his camera bag open, and Leader Otis took notice. I was so shocked at what I was seeing, I didn’t pay enough attention to the camera settings. So the photos I got were kinda blurry.
Leader Otis used to play cat burglar all the time, but since He has been feeling bad, He has lost interest. I really, really hope that His renewed interest in crime is a sign of improvement in His condition.
What made it even better was, when I asked Leader Otis if He had successfully stolen anything out of the camera bag He just said, “What camera bag, Brother Oliver? I’ve just been laying here all day. I’m amazed you would think I would try to steal anything.”
So we don’t have a definitive answer, but we do have a plan of action. And The Leader’s spirit is still far from broken. I know the Guardians are doing all that they can for Him right now, and Brother Henry, Thomas and I are all keeping our paws crossed that The Leader starts to show some real improvement on this medication. If He stays the same or gets worse, I guess He has to go back to The Bad Place for more tests and something called an “Em-Are-Eye”. I don’t know what that is, but I hope The Leader doesn’t need it. It sounds kind of scary to me.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver