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Thread: OMG, there's a lump between Luna's shoulder blades!!! (Update Aug. 15)

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    OMG, there's a lump between Luna's shoulder blades!!! (Update Aug. 15)

    I'm sitting here with tears running down my face, and I'm almost freaking out here.

    An hour ago, Luna was lying next to me and I petted her, it was the most peaceful moment you can imagine, when I suddenly felt a mass between her shoulder blades. It's a lump about the size of a thumbnail, it's below the fat tissue, and it's movable.

    What if it's a vaccine related fibrosarkoma? I'm not ready to lose my heart kitty, she's only 6 years old!!! And she's been through so much already! Now it looks like she's going to have another surgery! My poor girl!!! It breaks my heart just to look at her!! I was so happy that she had no more bladder problems lately.

    Why Luna? She never did any harm to anyone, she's just sweet and innocent, and she doesn't deserve this! It's just not fair, all this is just not fair!!!! I know I love Luna too much, and that I will be punished for this one day.

    I will take her to the vet tomorrow after work. Unfortunately, my vet is on vacation, so I have to go to another one.

    Please keep my Luna in your thoughts,

    Kirsten
    Last edited by Kirsten; 08-15-2006 at 12:40 PM.

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    Lumps are scary, I know, but most of them turn out to be benign. You are veering straight off into the worst case scenario, as we all would in your place, but chances are that it's not what you fear. I thought lumps were less likely to be the bad kind if they are moveable? It's when they are attached that they are more likely to be something nasty.

    Let Luna calm you, she's not worrying. If you get upset, then so will she. Sending positive thoughts and best wishes for the check-up.

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    Of course Luna will be in my thoughts, and you.

    I know it is easy to say, but please try not to panic. You won't help Luna or yourself. Lots of love and healthy vibes being sent sweet Luna's way!

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    I know, and I wish I could be stronger for Luna, but right now, I'm a mess. The moment I noticed the lump, it was like a knife of ice going through my heart.

    I try to tell myself that movable lumps are the good ones, but maybe every lump would be movable in Luna's fat tissue? I don't know...

    Her last rabies vaccination is 4 years ago, her last leukemia shot 3 years (as these diseases are not so dangerous for indoor cats without feline contacts), and those are the ones that may cause sarkoma.

    Is it possible that injections (like antibiotic shots) cause a lipoma, or an abcess? Luna got lots of these shots because of her bladder problems.

    Kirsten

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    Has she recently got a shot there?


    Simba (although canine) got a shot on his hip a month or so ago. He had a bump for a few weeks because of it and it's very common. It finally went away.

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    Well, the last shot may be three months ago. During the last winter, she got many shots there because of her UTIs.

    I don't know for how long the lump is already there, it's hard to feel as it's sometimes hidden under her right shoulder blade.

    Kirsten

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    Oh Kirsten! ((((HUGS)))) I can only imagine how you feel.... I am praying its only a fatty tumor like Nicki has. They shift around too and the vet says they are perfectly harmless. I don't know how common they are in cats but they are very common in dogs, so I'll pray thats all it is.

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    Precious had a lump in more or less the same spot, and it came off, no problem at all.
    That was 4 years ago, and theres been no problem since.
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    Now don't worry too much just yet.

    Luna will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Kirsten!!! I am sure by the time you read this, you will have already called your vet and talked about the lump. HOPEFULLY, you have been reassured that everthing is OK. PLease let us know what happens!! Prayers for both Luna and YOU!!!(((((((hugs, too!)))))))) Sandra
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    Prayers for Luna that this lump is benign and nothing to worry about, just like my lump was. It's heart wrenching I know, but until you have reason to worry try to be calm. Upseting Luna is the last thing you want to do. Prayers to help you get thru this as it is truly awful to find a lump on your pet. Hugs for you and Luna. Please take care.
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    oh, (((HUGS))) I know how you feel, Jenny has one too.
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    Prayers for you and Luna!! We'll be thinking of you.
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    Kirsten, I sure hope that it's nothing serious. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent Luna's way.

    Several years ago I also noticed a small lump while petting Sunny. I was starting to freak out when I realised that what I was feeling was his microchip. Boy was I relieved. I hope that the lump is just a simple reaction to her recent shots. Please take care.
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