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12-13-13 Second Cytology Results

Filed under: Uncategorized — ddmckenna at 4:09 am on Friday, December 13, 2013

This time they got a good sample.  The cytologist report said that it is consistent with connective tissue sarcoma.  It could also be a reactive fibrosis, the report said.  I talked to my old vet and my new one, they said there is not a lot of chance it is a fibrosis, he way it is growing.  I feel like the new vet is pushing me really hard for an amputation, which is heartbreaking for me to consider.  Misty seems to be perfectly fine, she has no pain and the thing doesn’t seem to be bothering her at all.  I asked if there is a possibility for an excision of the tumor and they said not with a connective tissue sarcoma, it mixes itself right in with the tissue, it’s not a nice neat little package they can just cut out.

So the next step is for me to decide what I want to do, I have some research to do and some thinking.  My new vet says if it were her cat she would do the amputation right now.  My old vet says that sounds like the smartest route too.  The idea seems so extreme though, to put Misty through that when she seems perfectly happy.  Well, mostly, it definitely gets in her way sometimes.  And it is getting bigger.


Misty’s “sister” Alley is in the foreground.  The two are enjoying a rare quite moment within less than 3 feet of each other.  I think Misty must not have noticed Alley was there, or she would have gotten up and moved away.  Alley can be kind of a jerk, she smacks Misty every now and then for no apparent reason.  Misty is very non-confrontational, she just want to be left alone, so she avoids Alley and leaves whenever Alley comes near, even if she isn’t being a pugnacious cute little bully.

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