Saturday, March 22, 2008
An Update on Ghost
Ghost and I visited the vet yesterday for a followup and dressing change. The surgical incision looks great. However, she managed to pull the new dressing off the site about 5 minutes after we got home. So now she's wearing a rather inexpert wrap that I put on her. Oh well, at least the incision is covered.
Now, here's the bad news. The pathology came back and Ghostie has fibrosarcoma, which means that it's likely that she'll have more tumors and will eventually die from this. The vet and I agree that she shouldn't have more surgery. So basically, it's kitty hospice from here out.
She's an old kitty who has already lived past the average life expectancy of most domestic cats. According to the vet, that's 16 years, she's 18. For now, she's happy and relatively healthy other than the cancer. I'm hoping she has another couple years of contentment, but it is what it is.