This year has been pretty tough for the extended Emerson family felines. In February, we learned Mycah has diabetes. A couple of weeks ago, sweet handsome Bubba passed, leaving broken hearts behind him.
This week, we learned that a growth on Mycah's tail is malignant.
It's not a great picture — Mycah won't hold still for the camera, and woe be unto anyone who tries to hold her tail.
Mycah still seems to be a bit bummed out by the entire veterinary experience. She has no idea what indignities await her.
The vet is certain the tumor — almost exactly in the middle of her tail — can be removed. What's not so certain is whether Mycah will still have a tail after the tumor is gone.
It's malignant, and possibly metastatic — that is, it could spread to other parts of her body. If the only way to prevent that is to remove her tail, I think it'd be better for her to be a manufactured manx than to risk potential spreading. There's no certainty it hasn't already spread undetected, so we'll be visiting a veterinary oncologist, as well. Time is of the essence.
But no matter what happens, however this proceeds, she'll get the absolute best I can provide for her.
Posted by Russ at 01:59 AM, October 27, 2006 in Animals