Vet report on Keito – the vet was very pleased at Keito’s recovery. Not only has the surgical site healed perfectly, our moggie has put on some weight. He should be seeing how much he’s been catching up on missed meals.
Regarding the diagnosis of lymphoma: There are three treatments.
We could just treat the symptoms, which would suppress them a while, and it will come raging back in 3 to 6 months.
Another option: there is a treatment for small cell lymphoma. It does work, but it’s toxic. Keito doesn’t have small cell lymphoma. So gave that one the flick.
Third option: It’s the most used one. It has a 25% chance of cure (wishful thinking) and a 75% chance of a 1 to 3 (or longer) year remission. The protocol is given by weight, so his low weight isn’t an issue. AND because the lymphoma was caught early, gives him a damned good chance of remission. We have chosen option three. The vet said I have reasonable expectations. Sure, a cure would be great, but that is a slim chance. He said remission is very likely.
Also discussed Ziggy and her coughing. We were given the name of an OTC cough remedy that would work to break up the mucus. It’s not a cure, but it will help her breathing. As long as she eats, does other cat things, and her gums are pink and her ears are pink and warm, she will stay with us.