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post #91 of 105
I'm sending more , Pat!
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post #93 of 105
Sending continued good vibes
post #94 of 105
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Thanks so much everyone for your continued notes. I'm still waiting to hear what the cytology report has to say.

I hate waiting.
post #95 of 105
Praying for you, Tyler and Pat.
post #96 of 105
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The cytology report is back but it didn't give a clear answer. The findings are consistent with nodular hypoplasia, not unusual in dogs, very rare in cats. No obvious cancer was seen, still possible there is something there. It would take full anesthesia and core biopsies of the liver so that samples of of the tissue could be sent to histopathology. There would be risks.

My vet and I have decided since there would be little we could do if it were cancer, and because nothing obvious showed up, and it may well be benign tumors, to let it be. However, we are going to try pain med to see if this gets him eating, and see about doing a dental - even though this also requires full anesthesia, it would be less of a risk I believe as compared to doing the biopsies, and there will be a benefit.

Tyler is 17 in October, and I am really weighing what will help him have hopefully another couple of decent years versus risk him for no real benefit.

In the meantime, not to hijack my own thread, Alix has a growth on her nose, it's been seen before, decision made to just watch it, well it's grown, it's chaning shape and color, so she's going in, as is her full sister Ophelia - whose coat is becoming coarse, weight is down (despite free feeding and giving wet food twice a day), and she's licking all the fur off the inside of her back legs (such a look!!). I strongly suspect she has developed hyperthyroidism, which I swear seems to be afflicting every single one of my cats

Both girls are turning 12 in August, good time to check a senior panel anyway.

Oh boy. I hope for decent news re both girls, and that Tyler can have his dental, and then begins eating again. FINGERS ARE CROSSED.
post #97 of 105
It doesn't rain but it pours. So much going on at your house! Got my fingers crossed that all kitties improve.
post #98 of 105
Sending major prayers your way and a few vibes too....
post #99 of 105
Pat, in some ways this is better news than expected.... a softer, kinder version of what could be a malignancy...as if I think any news would be good. You are a testament to how long the kitties have lived. 17 is an enormous life. It's very difficult....if the core biopsy has risks then pray and nature will take its course, knowing that you are the best person for him to be with. I cannot think of a better place for him to be...and I've seen miracles happen. Please tell me if you need anything at all. Paws crossed in our household too.
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Pat, in some ways this is better news than expected.... a softer, kinder version of what could be a malignancy...as if I think any news would be good. You are a testament to how long the kitties have lived. 17 is an enormous life. It's very difficult....if the core biopsy has risks then pray and nature will take its course, knowing that you are the best person for him to be with. I cannot think of a better place for him to be...and I've seen miracles happen. Please tell me if you need anything at all. Paws crossed in our household too.
Thank you so very much. I am sorry, this must be a reminder of Sasha
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Originally Posted by libby74
It doesn't rain but it pours. So much going on at your house! Got my fingers crossed that all kitties improve.
Praying for whatever improvement can be had, Pat, and for calm in the midst of this turmoil
post #102 of 105
I hope Tyler gets well
post #103 of 105
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Thank you so very much. I am sorry, this must be a reminder of Sasha
oh hunny, no, I really don't look at it that way. I look at it as he's watching over us and giving me strength so I can be of help, if you need me. It never ocurred to me to be sad about him; I see him everywhere and it's a strong, happy spirit. We are thinking only of your situation!
post #104 of 105
I am sorry that there were no clear answers, and I think you are right not to do the core biopsies. I will pray that the dental has some effect, and that he has more years with you. I will also be keeping my fingers crossed for the girls too, it really is all going on at your house.
post #105 of 105
Pat....I wish that I had words of wisdom to help you though this challenging time.
One thing that I can say is that both you and your kitties have been blessed to share your lives together.

May your life continue to be filled with sound of purrs, the joy of cuddles and plenty of head butts.
My prayers are with you.
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