Okay! They just rang and I will try and remember everything she said, but I`ll probably forget something!
The best bit is if he has an uneventful night he can come home for a week tomorrow!
Now, she said they gave him another scan today because if he had some kind of lung cancer it would most likley be secondary so it would have spread from somewhere else. Apparently he has something abnormal off the end of his spleen that they noticed on the first scan so they asspirated it and thats gone for cytology report.
The sample from his chest came back as inflammatory cells. ( she said their are two areas at the top and bottom of his right lung )
So, they are now considering that he has some kind of Inflammatory airway disease, inflammatory bronchitis, chronic asthma
If everything goes well over night he can come home for a week on steroids and antibiotics and laxatives coz she said he was full of poop. He is also going to have a bronchodilator? She said it`s like an inhaler, and thats for emergencies if he has an attack. Also they are going to contact our vet here to tell them he`s coming home for a week and what they should give him if I have to take him in.
He has to go back after a week for repeat x-rays and they should have the results from his spleen by then. If he is no better they want to give him a lung wash which will apparently show... I forget...if it`s bronchitis, I think?
The last option is to open up his chest and take samples of the lumps but she said if it was cancer and it had spread to his chest then the prognosis wouldn`t be good.
So, please God, he has a good night and he does well when he comes home.
I am going to be really nervous incase he gets sick but it`s so good that he can come home! I was on a downer last night and thought he was never coming back!
( Oh yes, she also said that it looks like one of his lymph nodes is pressing on his wind pipe but that wouldn`t cause the breathing difficulties and that for them to show those kind of symptoms his windpipe would have to be practicaly blocked