20 September 2005 - 9:20 AM
The Cat Report
(1) The vet agrees it is a growth. Mouth growths in cats are almost always malignant.
(2) Chest x-rays indicate that nothing has metastasised to the lungs, but the vet noted that the lymph node in her neck on the side of the growth seems enlarged. That might indicate spread or it might simply be an infection.
(3) We should have bloodwork results this afternoon. That should tell us whether we're looking at infection (high white cell count) or not. If the lymph is not affected and is doing its job, we can proceed with surgery, biopsy, etc. If the lymph is affected ... well ...