- Hi everyone,
I wanted to update evryone on Tasselhoff. If you
remember I wrote a few weeks ago about a lump on his
wrist and whether or not we should do surgery. His
cardiologist strongly encouraged surgery and so it was
scheduled for yesterday.
However, the pre-surgery x-rays showed the mass has
completely taken over his joint and is not removable.
Even worse, the chest x-rays show a mass in his lungs
that is most likely a metastisis. Needless to say -
we are devastated. He was doing so well on his heart
meds - I just cannot believe this has happened. I
feel like I've been punched in the stomach.
His surgeon thinks it is synovial cell sarcoma - very
rare in dogs and even rarer in cats. We're going to
consult with an oncologist - but I just cannot put him
through painfil chemo and radiation to only extend his
life a small bit.
We did not do any surgery yesterday - brought him home
to regroup. He, of course, is the picture of health.
Oblivious to it all and just wanting to eat. Ah,
ignorance is bliss!
So, this morning I join the feline cancer list and ask
for help. If anyone has a cancer kitty on this list
any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks for all your support and help.
Beverly Parsons & Tasselhoff
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