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Old 10-15-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Generally looking for any ideas/ things that worked for you and your cat... Our 13-year old cat was diagnosed with an oral fibrosarcoma that appears very aggressive. He had surgery one month ago to remove a large grape/egg-sized mass from his upper jawline, however it seems to be maybe (if not eventually) growing back. That being said, he seems happy, hungry and acting normal. A second surgery seems unlikely, chemo sounds ineffective, and we do not want to consider radiation. Any general thoughts on how to proceed, what worked (or didn't work) for you? Thank you so much -Andrew & Erin
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I'm very sorry you're going through this. I haven't experienced this kind of cancer, but I do know that it's very aggressive, and sadly, it seems that's what is happening here.

IMO, you should talk to your vet and discuss comfort measures (pain medication, etc.) In time your kitty won't be able to eat and then you should discuss euthanasia because otherwise your kitty will essentially starve to death.

Again, I'm very sorry and I know you'll treasure your remaining time together. :-(
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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thank you for your reply and your loss as well
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm so sorry. We had two cats with this. Timing the euthanasia decision was difficult and traumatic. If you can, have a vet come to your home to minimize distress.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I'm so sorry. We had two cats with this. Timing the euthanasia decision was difficult and traumatic. If you can, have a vet come to your home to minimize distress.
ITA with having a vet come to your house. I'd suggest you call a vet NOW and let them know of your situation, so you can have one "in the wings" for when he/she is needed. We did this with our Tucker (he had lung cancer) and it was a relief because he too struggled to breathe toward the end.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I'm sorry to hear about your cat. We had a healthy 22-year-old cat who developed oral fibrosarcoma and it was very aggressive; we had him euthanized and it was rough. Luckily we had a great vet who was very understanding.
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