Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back on track and kitty chemo

So, we have been taking Sophia (our cancer cat) to a veterinary oncologist (doesn't it even sound expensive) for the past few months. She has been having chemo treatments after she had her original mammary tumor removed. As I said before, she now has a new lump. Today I had to take her back to the oncologist to have them look at it. They did agree that it is a recurrence.

We talked about how to handle it and they gave me some good options. The first was a radical mastectomy with an equally radical price tag. He said this surgery should work well for her but that no matter what someday this cancer will kill her. The thing is, we just can't afford this surgery. It is MANY thousands or dollars and it will be a really hard recovery for her.

I was pretty upfront with the vet and told him we can't afford the surgery. He then told me he thought we could have great results with switching to a different chemo. The hope is to push her into remission and give her some good quality of life time. It could be years, it could be months. All that is unknown.

I feel better today knowing we have a plan.

On the food front, I have been really good about staying on track. I bought some of my favorite protein standbys today and feel pretty good. I really really want to get another 6-8 lbs off in the next few weeks. Easier said then done!

Hope you are all well!


-Grace- said...

I hope the kitty gets better. I hate when animals are sick. :(

amandakiska said...

I have spent many thousands over the years on pets, but they are worth every penny! I hope your kitty gets better!

Linda said...

I'm glad you found a solution that may work. We had one of our cats die of cancer about 3 years ago. It was so awful because we couldn't afford to treat her extensively. I still feel guilty...