Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) wrote,
Joseph Abbott
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A soon-to-be three-legged cat

I meant to post about this earlier but what with one thing and another didn't... I got Dinsdale back from the vet's today. He went in a week and change ago after I noticed a fist-sized mass under the skin on his right hind leg. The vet thought at first it was an abscess, but when she drained it she got not the pus she expected but blood serum. So after checking with me she opened it up to take a look...

She wound up taking out a large tumor. By the time I got back from ApolloCon and was able to take him home, she had the tests back and told me it was a sarcoma. The serum came from its eating into a blood vessel; it had taken out a lot of muscle as well. She hadn't been able to get all of it, either, and although she said it was slow to metastasize, it will eventually if left untreated.

So Dinsdale comes home to rest for a bit, and then next week, in all likelihood (the vet wants to talk with her consulting oncologist at A&M first, I think the one who did the tests), he gets that leg amputated. He seems to be doing fairly well otherwise; he was agitated at the vets and moving around a lot but has settled down significantly once home.

Prayers and GoodThoughts are appreciated...
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