Lab tests - all good news.
End of last week the vet discovered a large and unusual growth in Ghost's mouth and throat. His first guess was a malignant tumor, so he removed some of it and sent the material in for tests, including blood test.
While the testing does not tell us exactly what the growth is - calling it a chronic inflammatory process (what the heck is that supposed to mean?) - it is not malignant. Also, the blood tests for various, very nasty viral infections are also negative. The vet believes we will be able to make the growth regress - I sure hope so.
Ghost is doing better at eating - she is not gagging any more, but can swallow small pieces. She is also much steadier on her feet and getting very schmoozy. She is obviously feeling much better - as you can see:
The fur on her throat is starting to grow back in. So, today I am hopeful.