Kit Kat, today, after dinner and pills
No surgery for Kit Kat. She has cancer and there are too many lesions.
They gave me the ultrasound pictures to take back to the Vet in Cortez. I took some pictures of the ultrasound pics using my iPhone.
The large one at the top of her intestines is still a mystery, it does not have the typical characteristics of gastro-intestinal lymphoma. She has several other lesions on her intestines that are definitely lymphoma. There is a new experimental, expensive blood test to confirm what the ultrasound shows, but I am not going to have the test done. The clinic I went to in Durango has seen several cases of this lymphoma recently.
GI tract and intestines with lesions
She has a spot on her bladder, there are also several stones, but the large spot does not look like a stone. They think it is a type of bladder cancer (TCC) that cats typically get. The vet tech was surprised to see that she would have both types of cancer.
black area is her bladder
with the tumor circledThere is a medicine for the bladder cancer but it can not be taken at the same time as steroids. Steroids are the treatment for the lymphoma and may also shrink the bladder tumor and help with the UTI.
The bladder tumor is a host for bacteria, so Kit Kat now has a (UTI) bladder infection also.
I hope to have the typed out report, from the ultrasound, in a few days.
For now, I have to give her 2 pills a day (Prednisolone 5mg) and some special food to get her eating again.