i'm scared for Cassady
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:06 PM
the abdominal u/s shows extreme thickening of the stomach and intestinal walls an d fluid build up. it cannot be cured. it is not related to the heart disease. it could be one of 3 things. least likely is inflammatory bowel disease. but the extent of the thickening makes that very unlikely. it's most likely either FIP or gastrointestinal lymphoma, the only way to know for sure is to put her through a biopsy of the fluid which i'm not sure i want to do.
in either case, the only thing that could prolong and perhaps improve prognosis for a short time is chemotherapy. wtf.
for the moment she is not in pain, can go to the bathroom and can be perky and somewhat playful, though not her old hell raising self, and very affectionate.
and it could be as little as a month, before she stops eating.
dr verra kept saying how sorry he was and gave me a big hug. he said that my "countenance through everything, going back to Zevon, has been remarkable" and that i am an inspiration to him. that was sweet. doesn't really help, but it was sweet. poor guy never has super good news for anyone who has to see him, it can't be easy.
soooo. i won't tell you how i'm feeling because i'm sure you know or can imagine. i can't believe i have to do this again. and now? really??
my poor Cassady
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:02 PM
they're definitely related Ray, i think it said mine was a derivitave of, or something like that. she's still doing well, i'm relieved to know she can be on the steroid for a while if she continues to do so. i'll be happy when her fur grows back, her entiiiiire chest, belly and a big patch on each of her sides are bare. her shoulders have fur, her hips have fur and she has a mohawk hair-do down her spine connecting them. i can't help but kiss her soft skin whenever i get the chance.
You know the drill - #1 or nans.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:07 PM
i think of you often
i wanted to upload a pic of bakers belly (he licks it bald, very neurotic) all hanging down but i cant seem to figure that out either.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:14 AM
which probably means FIP and not lymphoma, so hopefully i continue to get this quality time.