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    Cole has a small mast tumour

    Cole had his splenectomy on April 5, 2017 and started his chemo two weeks after that. He's had great checkups ever since.

    Today, Dr. Glenna found and aspirated what turned out to be a mast cell tumour from his lower lip. She said it's about 1 cm in size (or just under .4 of an inch).

    No matter what his blood work says I'm going to ask my local vet to remove this ASAP. If it gets much bigger, Dr. Glenna says surgery won't help.

    Please send some prayers for my boy. Thank you.
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    Prayers and healings on the way to dearest Cole.

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    Sending prayers and warm healing energies and loving good wishes to dear sweet Cole, and to you too, Candace.

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    Prayers on the way!
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    Prayers for Cole!
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    Sending lots of good thoughts to Cole and you, I hope the tumor can be removed in time.

    Give him some gentle hugs from me.



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    Candace, I'm sorry to hear this!
    I hope that Cole can have his surgery as soon as possible. The location of the tumor definitely adds urgency.

    Hugs and healing thoughts to you and Cole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cats4ever View Post
    Candace, I'm sorry to hear this!
    I hope that Cole can have his surgery as soon as possible. The location of the tumor definitely adds urgency.

    Hugs and healing thoughts to you and Cole!
    He's going in for a consult tomorrow. I'm hoping he can have the surgery in early December.

    I'm applying to a place to fund the surgery and the app has to be in before the surgery is done. If I can get a quote tomorrow I'll do the app ASAP.
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    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is working out.
    Does your vet offer Care Credit?
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats4ever View Post
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is working out.
    Does your vet offer Care Credit?
    We no longer have Care Credit for pets in Canada.

    The one place I am applying is ACTSS - Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society. In 2017 I applied - the give a maximum of $3000. Cole, an older cat, got $2500.

    There are several others - Tails of Help, Parachute for Pets, etc.

    To say I am worried is an understatement. But Cole is still gurgling and trilling for his food, purring, being very much himself.
    Last edited by Catty1; 11-18-2019 at 10:24 PM.
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    GOOD NEWS! The buffy coat came back negative, which means there are no mast cells in Cole's bloodstream. RELIEF!
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    That's fantastic! Every little bit of good news helps.
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    WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!

    Cheers and celebrations for you all!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

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