I was a nervous wreck all morning, of course, until vet time, but Wotan was actually captured and conveyed very easily. The examination went well, his stitches are out, more weight gained, and if the calcium readings are OK, he doesn't need to go back now for about 6 weeks. Oh rapture. There was a very handsome man, about my age, in the waiting room with me, also escorting a wailing, pissed-off cat.
Nice set-up for a 'meet-cute' romance - Except of course, that we studiously ignored each other, like lift passengers. Real life, pah!