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Six Years and Blood Results

May 3rd 2013 7:52 am
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First, let me say happy anniversary to the Samoa Detective Agency. We became an agency six years ago today - wowza, what a long time it has been tracking down the ARGs! Thank you to everyone who used to be so active in the group, and a big thank you to those who still enjoy playing over in the group's forum. You rock!

The vet called me yesterday to tell me that my blood work was perfect. My kidney, liver, and thyroid numbers were all good. I am not anemic, and I was not dehydrated when I saw her. So, those are all good things!

We asked her several questions including whether the tumor could possibly be a hairball. She said based on the hard feel of the tumor, she was 95% sure it wasn't a hairball.

She and Mawmee discussed the ultrasound option. A specialist comes to their office to do the ultrasounds. Basically, the information we would get would be the exact location of the tumor and possibly what kind of tumor it is, however, the only way they would know for sure the type is to do a needle aspiration and biopsy the fluid.

I really don't want to undergo surgery at my age, and because that decision has been made, there doesn't appear to be any good reason for getting the ultrasound. It would not change the surgery decision, and Mawmee said she would rather spend the money for medication or other things I might need in the future. While money is not the sole reason we are not doing the ultrasound, it has to be factored into the decision. The ultrasound plus biopsy would be around $850.

Thank you for the continued purrs, and thank you for understanding and accepting our family's decision. The decision Mawmee and Daddy have made is based on what would be best for me. Unfortunately, we've been down this old age road before, and we've learned quite a bit from dealing with Spunky's chemo, Calvin's illness, and Violet's kidney failure. I'm just thankful that all my other organs are working good. Keep on purring for me!

Purred by: Hazel Lucy - My Angel (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 8:34 am

Your folks know what's best for you. And I'm glad all your numbers and organs are ok. Just that darn lump in there. We'll purr and purr for your comfort and appetite. You are much-loved,

Hazel Lucy (and Mazie too)
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 8:45 am

We know your MC will take good care of you Sweets. We are keepin' our purr motors going for you : )

Platelicker and PurrFamily
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 9:14 am

We'll keep purring for you, Samoa, and are very heartened to hear your blood work came out so well.
Purred by: Maus: DB #53! (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 10:05 am

Purring for you and your family, Samoa.
Purred by: Presley Dreamette #27a (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 10:10 am

So glad all your blood work came back so well,we know your momcat and dadcat will take very good care of you, you will be in our prayers, big hugs, Presley & family ~
Purred by: ♥Friday DB #170♥ (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 10:47 am

Aww Samoa!~ so glad to hear the numbers and organs are good!~candles are lit and purrss and prayers are being said for you sweetie!

Love and Hugs
Friday and the Crew
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 11:31 am

We're purring away for you sweet girl.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 11:31 am

We are purring happy purrs about your labs at this time.
We know you trust your Mawmee to do what is right for you, and we know she will only do the right thing(s) because she loves you so furry much.
We purr that you will do well, and stay comfortable...sending lots of soft healing purrs to you.
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 1:25 pm

Happy that other than the bad lumpy your other vitals are grooving away
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 4:46 pm

Glad to hear all the good news.
We still purring it's not cancer.
We hopes you are feelings better and gets stronger every day.
Have a great day Samoa and family.
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 4:46 pm

Glad to hear all the good news.
We still purring it's not cancer.
We hopes you are feelings better and gets stronger every day.
Have a great day Samoa and family.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 5:39 pm

We understand. Good that your numbers are purrfect, just like you. We love you. Purrs.
Purred by: Alex R

May 3rd 2013 at 6:35 pm

Sorry to hear of your troubles, Miss Samoa. We are purring for you and hoping the mass will shrink on its own.
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 10:42 pm

I'll keep on sending your purrs!
Purred by: Phantom -- Dreamboat # 113 (Catster Member)

May 4th 2013 at 9:41 am

Sending lots of purrs and know that mom and dad are doing what is is best for you!

Phantom, Spice and angel Patches
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

May 4th 2013 at 10:24 am

We are very happy to hear that your test results came back pawsitive and all things are still looking good! We'll continue to purr very loud that you stay on a path of health and happiness for many years to come!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

May 4th 2013 at 4:25 pm

Purrs aplenty coming from our corner: glad that your blood-work is still normal, and hoping you still have many more years to come!
Minnie & Penny
Purred by: BooBoo Kitty Angel DG #28 (Catster Member)

May 4th 2013 at 10:25 pm

My family is Purring and purring for you sweet girl, hopefully it is a non cancerous tumor and you will have lots and lots more good times at home with your family.
Purred by: Stacy T

May 5th 2013 at 8:02 am

Your family is always in our thoughts and we're purring for you! (We're purring quite happily at the results of your bloodwork)

No-one could love us more than our humans do and I know that it's always from a place of kindness, compassion and love that they make their decisions for us. It's not for any other person or cat to second guess our pawrents decisions. I love and trust my family with my life - I know you do too
Purred by: GRAZIE (Catster Member)

May 5th 2013 at 4:58 pm

Oh Miss "Sensational" Samoa - I'm saying kitty prayers & purring extra hard for you and yur great Pawrents cuz prayers work and purrs do to. Hang in there Gal cuz you're one sensationally strong girl:)
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

May 6th 2013 at 7:39 am

We are sending powerful Tomcat purrs to you and your family Samoa. This is a very personal decision and we fully agree with your choice. That your labs are all good is great.
We love you!
Timmy and family
Purred by: Poo Sweet Angel ADB #57A (Catster Member)

May 9th 2013 at 1:15 pm

We fully support your decision and continue to purr for you sweetheart!
My family's love to you and yours~

Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

May 10th 2013 at 3:52 am

Samoa I've got the purr motor going for you mate. You've been there when I've needed you and now it's my turn to be there for you mate. I know your humans will do what's right for you and have your best interests at heart.


Samoa - Diva Angel


Family Pets

Calvin ~ Knead
Violet -
Forever Loved
Spunky Our
Sugar ~ Sweet
Vivien -
Precious Angel


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