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He has been my "squooshy" boy, loving hugs and snuggles.
When I knew Bendy was terminal I told Tierseas he was going to take Bendy's torch.
and then Tierseas developed a very aggressive cancer, hemangiosarcoma, in his neck, a very strange location.
It has been removed twice. the first time it was fairly simple, the second time (four months later) it was a complicated and difficult surgery. My vet really felt that I shoudl pursue treatment for it. I am lucky enough that a friend is sponsoring his treatment.
This tumor was insanely aggressive. You could see it growing in just a couple days. I've never heard of anything like it. My hope was that the chemo would stop its growth. The first chemo didn't. I pressed for an ealry followup and change in therapy, which we did.
To my absolute amazement the tumor is shrinking.
Also to my absolute amazement, he is doing fantastic. He is eating and active, doing all his normal things. I had feared he woudln't like to see Xmas and he has. The treatment is a 20 minute infusion every three weeks, he had his ssecond treatment last monday. the tumor is still shrinking.
I've never done chemo for a cat before, I've known people who have and just like with human cancer the results were mixed both for how the cats tolerated it and for the how effective it is.
I just wanted tos ay how glad I am to have my Squooshy boy still with me, even though he is thinner (from the cancer not the chemo) he still is as snuggly as ever.
He is 10. Came to me in May 2009.
forever in my heart
i am not the same without you.