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11-05-13 – After the Vet Visit and Cytology Results

Filed under: Uncategorized — ddmckenna at 3:28 am on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The next day Misty’s leg looked much less swollen, which I thought was an encouraging sign.  Maybe it was an infection after all, and it was just a scratch or bite that the neighborhood bully cat had given her.  But after a few days it still hadn’t gone away completely, and what was left felt solid and… hard.

The cytology came back the following week.  There was no information – the sample was mostly fluid.  They couldn’t find anything in the fluid that suggested cancer or infection though.  The doctor had taken the sample from what we could best guess to be the center of the swelling.  After the antibiotics brought that swelling down some, the actual mass was further down toward her foot than where the sample came from.

At this point I had to decide whether to bring her in for another try at the cytology, or a biopsy, or what.  To complicate matters I was moving from NY to FL. My house was all packed up and my plan was to get into the car Wednesday Nov 6 and start my drive down to FL early that morning.

After talking to the vet we decided since Misty was not acting like she was in any pain and my money and time were very tight due to the move, I would continue things down in Florida.  And that would give the antibiotics some time to work if they were going to.

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