Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ghost update

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.

17 comments:

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Glad to hear Ghost is ok. She looks like such a sweetie!

SummersStudio said...

Poor little Ghost. The difference between when you first introduced her and now is night and day. She is so lucky to have found you.

Doreen said...

Way to go, Ghost!...and Renate too :)

kelleysbeads said...

So glad to hear she is doing better and having an easier time eating. Yay Ghost!

sharon said...

You are an angel Renate. I don't know anything about cats, but she looks like a beauty, such gorgeous eyes! I'm thrilled to hear of her improvement!

Becky said...

Oh great news for Ghost and you both.So glad to hear a happy story when it comnes to pets.


Happy thursday!

Becky said...

comes that was typing to fast lol.

Esther said...

yepee!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Awww, that is such great news Renate, she is such a sweetie, and what a blessing you found her. Truly, she has nine lives! Hugs, Riki

Valerianna said...

Oh, a relief... blessings of shrinking growths to Ghost!

steufel said...

Prima Nachrichten! Ich drück die Daumen, dass bald alles wieder gut ist bei Deiner kleinen Ghost!

lilylovekin said...

Thank you for the update on Ghost. I'm glad that it was nothing serious and that she is doing better.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

What a relief! I'm glad to hear that Ghost is going to be fine.

Hopemore Studio said...

I am so incredibly happy to hear Ghost is doing well. I love those beautiful eyes.

Judy said...

You are such a wonderful kitty Mama, she will do so well in your care! I am glad she is improving and there is no malignancy.

Laura said...

This sounds like such good news about Ghost. I'm glad she is doing better in the eating department also. Johnnie, Ghost's long distance look alike cousin sends her best to Ghost and You! Be sure and keep us updated.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

She looks like my precious kitty, Moonstar. luck to her. Blessings.