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A worrying weekend ahead.

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Jane10 Fri 28-Dec-18 11:47:57

Baz has a tumour. It's suddenly appeared from his abdomen. Lucky to get vet appt at once but end result is op on Monday. She wanted him to be assessed by a cardiologist and /or other tests but we decided that the whole situation was so incredibly stressful for him that we'd rather the vet just got on with it. No alternative anyway. It's going to be a worrying weekend. He's so happy to be home that I'm glad he's to have the least intrusive treatment. We've accepted the gamble re his heart and an anaesthetic.

sodapop Fri 28-Dec-18 12:04:36

I'm sorry to hear about Baz Jane10 I do hope everything works out well. I'll have my fingers crossed for you on Monday.

Buffybee Fri 28-Dec-18 12:50:37

I'm not sure if Baz is a dog or cat but I'll be thinking about him on Monday.
I gather that he is quite old so I'm sure that the vet will take extra, special care of him. flowers

Jane10 Fri 28-Dec-18 12:58:44

He's an 8 year old cat. No great age.

Alima Fri 28-Dec-18 13:01:13

So sorry to hear about Baz. So young to have this hanging over him. Good luck Baz!

Buffybee Fri 28-Dec-18 13:03:06

I'll be sending healing thoughts to your poor boy!

megan123 Fri 28-Dec-18 13:24:34

You have made the right choice. I have a very old dog and would have done the same. Thinking of you Baz.

grandtanteJE65 Fri 28-Dec-18 13:43:53

Fingers crossed here, too. Cats are usually amazingly resilient, and even although vets say they do not react well to anaesthetics mine have always come out of them all right and recovered fast, so I hope Baz will too, and that the tumour is benign.

Do keep us posted, as we will all be worrying.

callgirl1 Sat 29-Dec-18 00:01:24

All my best wishes are winging their way to Baz. Will be thinking of him, and you, on Monday.

Jane10 Sat 29-Dec-18 08:52:53

I keep looking at him and wondering if this time next week he won't be there. I found DD saying a special goodbye to him yesterday. I've scared myself silly reading about heart disease in Maine Coons. I know! But I can't help it. At least it confirms that investigations into heart problems in cats is aversive and unpleasant and that treatment can also be stressful for cats and ultimately unsuccessful. I'm glad DH is in complete agreement with me that we'll not be going down that road. He's had a happy relaxed life so far. Just hoping it can stay that way. Poor old boy.

Anniebach Sat 29-Dec-18 08:58:51

Jane10 I am so sorry , I hope Baz makes a full recovery, x

Squiffy Sat 29-Dec-18 09:11:45

Jane I’m so sorry to read your OP. I hope all goes well for Baz on Monday.

megan123 Sat 29-Dec-18 16:40:10

Hugs Jane

Jane10 Mon 31-Dec-18 14:03:31

Well he made it through the op! We're collecting him at 2.30. The lump will be sent for histology to see what it was. Fingers tightly crossed.
We had been braced I case his heart gave out under anaesthetic so phew phew phew!

Anniebach Mon 31-Dec-18 14:05:13

Jane10. That is good news, now let’s hope for a full recovery x

MawBroon Mon 31-Dec-18 14:06:19

Lives to fight another day!
That is lovely news Jane 🙂🙂

Squiffy Mon 31-Dec-18 14:13:12

I’m so relieved for you Jane tchsmile

Iam64 Mon 31-Dec-18 14:14:04

Just seen this Jane10, what a relief to read he’s through the op. I’m a dog person but those American Coon cats are wonderful, a friend had one, full of character.
Hope Baz recovers x

Bathsheba Mon 31-Dec-18 14:16:03

I've only just come to this thread. So pleased to see Baz has come through the op - what a worrying time you've had Jane. My best wishes to Baz for a full recovery and a good histology result that's reassuring for you.

mumofmadboys Mon 31-Dec-18 14:31:43

Well done Baz! Get well soon!

Willow500 Mon 31-Dec-18 14:36:40

I too have only just seen this so relieved Baz has come through his op. I love Maine Coons. Fingers crossed for the results.

Alima Mon 31-Dec-18 14:45:56

Great news. Come on Baz!

seacliff Mon 31-Dec-18 14:48:16

Great news, Baz is a tough boy! Fingers crossed for best news for the results. He deserves some treaters now, any turkey left?

sodapop Mon 31-Dec-18 14:48:21

Really good news Jane10 you must be so relieved. Hope Baz makes a full recovery.

Buffybee Mon 31-Dec-18 14:56:07

Happy and relieved for you all. Fingers and toes crossed for good results.