August 15th 2012 3:51 pm
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I have the report from the biopsy done on the tumors that we had removed from her mammary gland last month. I guess it explains why the prognosis is so bad.
So...she has poorly differentiated mammary gland adenocarcinoma which means it's a grade III tumor. When it comes to kitties with grade III tumors, especially mammary cancer, they don't usually live a year.
"Cells are at the edge of section along one side so there is a high chance for recurrence of this tumor. Lymphatic invasion indicates a significant potential for metastasis as well."
I know she doesn't know what's wrong and she never will, but that doesn't change how devastating this is for me. She has been my baby for 12 years now and I was honestly hoping for many more years with her. She has truly brought so much happiness in my life that I never would have had without her.
I'm just trying to figure out where to go from here. Looks like radical surgery will be a no-no, but I'm thinking maybe chemo to stop it from spreading so fast. I just want her to feel happy and healthy while I prepare myself to lose the love of my life.
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We are so sad and sorry...me and Mom know! I lived after my diagnosed 13 months....
You do what you feel if right for Avail and then love her, take pictures and more pictures, even videos if you can.
Mom says you can never ever prepare for the lose, you just learn to cope.
Sending you both our love, hugs and special butterflies from heaven. We are here for you! Purring loudly
Avail I will be with you no matter what, I will be your guardian angel helping you with all that you will be going through.
Angel hugs and love
Never give up!!!
We would suggest speaking with another vet...why? well, for us, it can give clarity. We went with the surgery becuase our vet felt there was no reason not to...what is there to lose? And then chemo. But evercat is different.
No matter what, we send purrs. I seemed to enjoy some of my chemo, as odd as it sounds. Mom and Dad wondered what was in it that made me so active.
we are purring up a storm for Avail.
Sending lotsa purrs.
I was going to concatulate Avail on being a Daily Diary Pick and saw this sad news ... we are SO sorry to hear all this & are sending MUCHO purrs to you and your furramily .....
Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We are here for you!
Morticia & MomKatt Laura
I am so sorry to hear this news. I am glad QT and Natalie are your furiends. They can help you cope. You could join Olde Furts. There are lots of smart kitties there and we are all seniors and there is not much we haven't seen or dealt with there.I will send you an invite.
Purring for you sweetie,