Monday, December 23, 2013
Well, the vet called today with some bad news. The biopsy came back on our cat Lily and it was high grade lymphoma of the intestinal area. Unfortunately, they cannot treat it with oral chemotherapy. It would require IV chemotherapy weekly and with treatment, her life expectancy would be 7-12 months. Lily is a cat that hates to ride in the car and is extremely stressed going to the vet. She has feline herpes which sometimes flares up making her ill from the stress. My husband and I discussed it and we are inclined to not put her through treatment. She is having some gastrointestinal issues, but she is not in pain and she is eating, drinking and she is active. She is an affectionate cat and as long as she is comfortable, we are inclined to just treat her conservatively possibly with some steroids.
I think we'll know when it is the right time to take the next step. But for now we'll enjoy the time we have with her.