|Me with my t-shirt collar - keeps me from scratching my boo boo.|
Joey here today to give you a update. The past two weeks shave been full of vet visits, tests, Mom waiting by the phone to hear back from them...but we think we have things down now.
I had a physical with our vet and they did blood work on me. It shows that I have some underlying health issues that may make surgery more risky than normal. Mom took me to another vet - a surgeon, for another look and he also did two needle aspirations on my lumps. Both came back as abnormal cells - cancerous. Both vets seem to think they are different forms of cancer, are localized in the upper layers of skin, don't seem to have spread and are slow growing.
|My cool ear tufts!|
Then another consult with a holistic vet who specializes in cancer treatment. Conventional treatment would be to take the lumps off but I may have a harder time with surgery and recovering due to my unrelated health issues going on. The holistic cancer vet wants to try to build up my immune system and shrink the tumors using herbs, homeopathy and other alternative treatments and see what is going on in two to three months. I may still have to have the surgery then but maybe not if all works well with this treatment. Mom likes this vet and has used him successfully in the past on other cats.
All the money you helped raise for me has gone for two vet visits, blood work, needle biopsies and pathologies, and for the alternative vet and treatments. We still have some put aside for future use in case I do need surgery and will leave up our donation button for that too.
We wanted to let you all know what is going on and will keep you updated on this alternative treatment. Keep on purring for me - I do want to be around for many years to come.
We sure are purring for ya Joey. We are glad you don't have to have surgery for now. Hopefully the new treatments will help you a lot. Have a great day.
We continue to purr for you, Joey, and we hope the new treatments help you get rid of those bad lumps!
You look like a nice gentleman and I am hoping for the best outcome for you!
I really like that t-shirt collar.
It sure beats the plastic lampshade that the vets normally use.
We're sending our best purrs to you Joey
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Joey, we, too, are purring hard for you. We hope the alternative treatments help you and that you won't have to undergo risky surgery.
You're such a sweetie, you've been through a lot lately! We hope you get lots of extra treats and cuddles to make you feel better.
We are purring big purrs for you Joey and are purraying you won't have to have any surgery.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
So sad that Joey has to go through all this. It does seem that building his immune system would be beneficial. We are purring fur this sweet boy, which ever way you decide to go.
Love, TK, Squashies, Pip and dee
Thanks for the update, Joey! I am sending lots of purrs your way - I really hope the treatment from the holistic vet helps you, even if you still need the surgery done!
Sending lot of (((purrs)))
I hope you don´t have to do any surgery !!
Oh handsome Joey, we all send you our best purrs, hugs and love. We know you are in the best loving family!!!
So happy you don't need immediate surgery. I'm purring for you pal - want you to get all better and for that mean ole cancer stuff to go away.
I love you dearest Joey and my purrs are deep and full of love for you. xxxooo
Awwww sweet Joey! You are a brave beautiful boy! We send you many purrs and hugs! Take care
Joey, we want you around for many years to come, too, my furriend!
I really like your t-shirt collar. It sure beats the plastic. I'm all for a strong immune system and your holistic vet. You're a real trooper, Joey. You hang in there!!
Tom, the mom & the kitties
WE send along our purrs with the hope they help make the lumps go away. We purr the new treatment works !
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie
Glad you're doing better. Purrrrr
You are very brave and strong!!!
We are giving you purrs and hope you give you more strength!!!
Sending you many purrs and prayers
I send u luv. (((Luv)))
I'm purring for you Joey, so is Hammy. We sure hope you feel better.
Sending love and purrs for you dear Joey!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA
Sending tons of healing purrs your way Joey.
We are saying our purrs Joey.
Joey! It is great yous don't has to has surgury (yet)! We is sending purrayer and we loves your new collar!
Purrs and paws crossed for Joey. What a handsome boy.
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