Hi, Villy is still in the hospital. It's difficult for me to post over the weekend as I don't have a computer.
They have drained the fluid from her chest, and it's not coming back too fast.
She's been bright and eating well.
So far they have done an ECG, and there are a couple of small problems with her heart - one slightly leaky valve, and the muscle is slightly enlarged on one side, but most cats could carry on as normal with those issues, and not show any symptoms at this stage.
They have analysed the fluid from her chest cavity, and it is part blood, part something else. It has a high content of cells which are produced by the immune system.
A lymph node at the front of her chest is enlarged, and they took some cells from it to find out why it's enlarged, but they couldn't get enough cell to tell, so today she has been put under anasthetic and they have taken a larger amount of cells to analyse.
Basically her immune system is over reacting to something, and there could either be a tumour or just a tissue mass.
I'm waiting for a call back from the vet right now to let me know how she got on today. I'm really nervous as she has anasthetic today.