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    Tiger's Home!!! VIDEO OF TIGER ADDED

    Wow, what a day! We got up at 5:00 a.m. this morning and made it onto the 6:15 ferry and drove for 2 hours to get Tiger onto the 8:15 flight but unbelievably the flight was cancelled because they had no passengers booked. Thankfully there was another airline flying out 15 minutes later so we hightailed it over there and got him a spot on the plane. I walked down the dock with the other passengers and they were all so nice, asking what his name was and why he was flying so that made me feel better about his trip knowing that they might be nice towards him during the flight.
    We drove the 2 hours back towards home and I went to work. Today was inventory day. It was a good distraction with all that counting so it wasn't too bad.
    I really wanted to get Tiger back the same day but I was just so thrilled that my husband was on board with letting him get the surgery done again and driving with me at the crack of dawn so I didn't want to push it. We had decided that Tiger would spend the night at the clinic and they would put him on a plane Monday morning. But then my husband agreed to drive all the way back to pick him up today so that was great!
    The hospital called me at work to say that they picked him up safe and sound at the dock on their end and that he was just going into surgery. They called a few hours later to say the surgery went well and that they removed a mass from the exact same location in his nasal passage as before and it was the same size. At that time, my hubby was already driving back down to meet him! The two of them picked me up from work at 5:30 and we headed straight home.
    It was so great to see him and boy was he hungry!! I thought he hadn't had anything to eat since last night because we fasted him for the surgery but my husband told me "oh, he ate, I offered him some of my french fries and he ate them right up!" This was on their journey home. Not my first choice for a cat but I had to laugh. Thankfully it was just a few because I know they are not supposed to eat too much while recovering.
    I did give him some food when we got home which he seemed to really enjoy. He is still wobbly but he is *silent*, no wheezing, gasping or any other awful sounds. Literally night and day from 12 hours ago. It sounds funny, but he looks so happy and cheerful. I just know that he is so relieved and that the crazy day he just endured was all worth it.
    The other cats all came around and checked him out and greeted him. Stinky hissed at him but that's nothing out of the ordinary! LOL Instead of giving her his usual dirty look, which usually sends her running, he just staggered past her.
    So, he's now upstairs cozy as a bug in a rug sleeping off his anesthesia buzz. I am so thankful and feel like a huge weight has been lifted. Now we need to make the decision if we are going to take him back for cryosurgery. My vet told me today after having a good look at Tiger that the cryosurgery might help keep the cancer at bay but it would be a more involved surgery than the two previous mass removals. He said that he would probably have to open Tiger's soft palette and acccess the area that way. I will get more information from him later but I don't know if I want to put Tiger through so much. The mass removal that he's had done twice now doesn't require any outer incisions because they go through his nostril. Looking at him, you'd never know he even had surgery except for his shaved arm and wobbly walk!
    I wish I knew if the cryosurgery would definitely give him more time than a third mass removal would. Because at this point, if he is still in good condition 5 months from now but the tumor comes back, maybe we could just remove it again. The surgery seems to be so non-invasive and he also seems to recover instantly. Anyway, I'll get more details about the cryo and be able to make a decision.
    Thank you ALL so much for your prayers! They mean so much and I know they worked. Tiger is doing so well. You guys are the best.

    TIGER VIDEO
    Last edited by Emeraldgreen; 01-13-2008 at 12:33 PM. Reason: added video to posting

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    Awe... I'm so glad to hear Tiger is home! He sounds like a real trouper with that surgery! What a good boy he is! That cryosurgery sounds scary.. going through the soft palate... wow. I hope that it wouldn't be so hard or invasive for him if he needs to have it done.

    Cancer is such a hard thing to deal with. My dad had tumors removed from his upper lip 4-5xs, and they just kept growing back. He finally had a radical surgery, and they hope it won't come back at all... they said 95% sure it won't. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one!

    Please give some big hugs and kisses for Tiger from me!
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    YAY Tiger!

    Gosh, it would be nice to know if the cryosurgery would really increase the chances of the cancer not returning.

    I know you don't want to put him through too much...but also, the regular mass surgery twice a year might be hard too - that's a lot of general anesthetic.

    Is there a feline oncologist your vet can check with?

    I know you will make the right decision.

    Have a good long snooze, little boy - you are home!
    "Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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    Wow, tough decision there. But it isn't anything you have to decide right this minute, so do your research and see what you come up with. I'm so glad that Tiger is recovering so quickly and so well. Good job! Have a wonderful new year!
    Blessings,
    Mary



    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

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    Oh Tiger, what happy news! You got home in time to ring in the New Year sweet boy. Mom and Dad are realy looking out for you and trying to find everything which will help (well, you know Dad is, he's giving you french fries!) Bless all of you!
    Thank you Karen, for fixing my siggy!

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    OUR ANGELS ARE ALL CELBRATING THAT TIGER IS HOME WHERE HE BELONGS AND THEY AS WE ALL DO PRAY THAT TIGERS ON THE ROAD TO GOOD HEALTH.
    EIN PROSIT TIGER, WERE HAVING ONE FOR YOU!!!
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    ALMOND ROCCA BATON AND ELLIE ANGELS ARE GUARDIANS TO ETERNAL KITTENS ROCC-EL AND T TEEN ANGEL, ALMOND ROCA , VLAD , PAWLEE , SPRITE. LITTLE HEX, OSIRIS AND ANNIE ANGELS.
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    NOW PRECIOUS AND SAM ARE TOGETHER WITH ETERNAL KITTENS SAMMY ,PRESLEY, SYLVESTER AND SCRATCHY JR , MIGHTY MARINA, COSMIC CARMEN, SAMSON ,UNDER KITTY AND SUNKIST AUTUMN & PUMPKIN.
    MIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM ANGELS HAVE ADOPTED TUXIE , TROOPER , SONGBIRD AND LITTLE BITTY KITTIES MIA-MI BLOSSOMER, TUXEDO AND DASH AS THIER ETERNAL KITTENS.
    PRINCESS JOSEPH AND MICHAEL ARE CELEBRATING 19 YEARS AS LUCKY FOUND CATS

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