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December 08, 2006
Surgical Followup

I heard from the vet today. After Mycah's surgery, they had sent off the amputated portion of the tail for a full analysis by whoever it is who does such analyses. The tumor was indeed a malignant melanoma... and they got the whole thing. Still, watchfulness will remain important in case there's a recurrance elsewhere, in case the cancer has spread but wasn't detected by the oncological screening.

Mycah continues her recovery, but I've noticed that all she does is eat, sleep, and poop. Come to think of it, that probably means she's fully recovered.

Her feline vanity and territoriality have asserted themselves fully. She won't show off her shaved bits — I'm still paying for posting that photo. And I came out of the shower today to discover that she has claimed my Levis as her own.

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So I guess we can say that she's back to normal.

It's Friday, so don't miss the Friday Ark for all your critter needs.

And you can get your cat-specific blog fix at the Carnival of the Cats, this week at the House of Mostly Black Cats.

Posted by Russ at 07:02 PM, December 8, 2006 in Animals

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The prognosis sounds pretty good. I am glad she is recovering well. Best wishes for continued good health.

Brenda & Ninja

Posted by: Brenda at December 8, 2006 10:04 PM

Heh, don't say I didn't warn ya about that.

Posted by: Skul at December 10, 2006 03:24 PM

I'm so glad that Mycah is doing well!

Posted by: iamfelix at December 10, 2006 08:29 PM