12 minutes ago
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
OK so the vet just called with Beans results and Ill be honest .. Im a little confused.
The one at the ear and the chin were both mast cell tumors – a majority of them in cats are benign however his had a much higher index and had rapidly dividing cells which is not normal in cats and so it is considered malignant. This type typically attacks the spleen and the bone marrow and to do the tests on these would be fairly invasive. There is a chemo to treat however its only been used in dogs and we would have to do a lot to see if a cat could even take it.
So for now we are going to watch him and see what happens … obvious signs of bad are weight loss and vomiting with blood in it. He will be ready for his stitches to come out on the 31st (next Thursday) so he will be spending the day there and they will check him all over and weigh him and all that.