A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Boo's Boobie Update



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 30th 08, 11:49 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Boo's Boobie Update

She is definitely tired of being felt up.

No new lumps, but I am wondering how long the incision will feel like it
still has stitches in it. (I know it doesn't because I watched them take
them out.)


  #2  
Old July 31st 08, 02:22 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Cheryl[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 132
Default Boo's Boobie Update

"cybercat" wrote in message
...
She is definitely tired of being felt up.

No new lumps, but I am wondering how long the incision will feel like it
still has stitches in it. (I know it doesn't because I watched them take
them out.)


Scarlett had a nasty wound from when the vet had to go back in after she got
infected spay post op. It took a long time for it to feel normal. Glad Boo
has no new lumps.

  #3  
Old July 31st 08, 03:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Candace
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 348
Default Boo's Boobie Update

On Jul 30, 3:49*pm, "cybercat" wrote:
She is definitely tired of being felt up.

No new lumps, but I am wondering how long the incision will feel like it
still has stitches in it. (I know it doesn't because I watched them take
them out.)


I think maybe awhile, I think it's sort of scar tissue.
  #4  
Old July 31st 08, 06:19 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Boo's Boobie Update


"Cheryl" wrote in message
. ..
"cybercat" wrote in message
...
She is definitely tired of being felt up.

No new lumps, but I am wondering how long the incision will feel like it
still has stitches in it. (I know it doesn't because I watched them take
them out.)


Scarlett had a nasty wound from when the vet had to go back in after she
got infected spay post op. It took a long time for it to feel normal.
Glad Boo has no new lumps.


Cheryl, do you still use that vet?

The vet said to be ready for tumors to pop up with some regularity, because
mammary tumors tend to be aggressive in cats, so I'll keep checking. The
great thing is, if we are lucky, we can catch them before they become
malignant. If 80% of mammary tumors in cats are malignant, it makes sense to
me that the reason this one is benign may be attributed to the fact that we
caught it early.


  #5  
Old July 31st 08, 11:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
-L.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 521
Default Boo's Boobie Update

On Jul 30, 10:19 pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"Cheryl" wrote in message
Cheryl, do you still use that vet?

The vet said to be ready for tumors to pop up with some regularity, because
mammary tumors tend to be aggressive in cats, so I'll keep checking. The
great thing is, if we are lucky, we can catch them before they become
malignant. If 80% of mammary tumors in cats are malignant, it makes sense to
me that the reason this one is benign may be attributed to the fact that we
caught it early.


Hey - don't know Boo's whole story (I assume you had a mammary tumor
removed) but I can tell you that my Mimi had one around age 2 and
never developed another. The vet was concerned that it was malignant,
did a aspirate biopsy and it came back negative. He removed it, it
cleared up, and that was it. He said that female cats will sometimes
have cells that swell in prep to make milk, but they stop developing
and can make a tumor. (Or something along those lines - this was ...16
years ago!) Anyway, just want to give you some encouragement that it
may just be a fluke.

-L.

  #6  
Old July 31st 08, 05:37 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Boo's Boobie Update


"-L." wrote in message
...
On Jul 30, 10:19 pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"Cheryl" wrote in message
Cheryl, do you still use that vet?

The vet said to be ready for tumors to pop up with some regularity,
because
mammary tumors tend to be aggressive in cats, so I'll keep checking. The
great thing is, if we are lucky, we can catch them before they become
malignant. If 80% of mammary tumors in cats are malignant, it makes sense
to
me that the reason this one is benign may be attributed to the fact that
we
caught it early.


Hey - don't know Boo's whole story (I assume you had a mammary tumor
removed) but I can tell you that my Mimi had one around age 2 and
never developed another.


I thought I recalled something like that. She was a lucky girl.


The vet was concerned that it was malignant,
did a aspirate biopsy and it came back negative. He removed it, it
cleared up, and that was it.


Was it a hard lump, if you recall? That was what made it so scary, to me. It
was exactly the kind of thing they tell women to look out for.

He said that female cats will sometimes
have cells that swell in prep to make milk, but they stop developing
and can make a tumor. (Or something along those lines - this was ...16
years ago!) Anyway, just want to give you some encouragement that it
may just be a fluke.


That is encouraging. Mimi lived to a good old age, hopefully Boo will too.
Thanks, L.


  #7  
Old August 3rd 08, 12:33 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
-L.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 521
Default Boo's Boobie Update

On Jul 31, 9:37 am, "cybercat" wrote:

Was it a hard lump, if you recall? That was what made it so scary, to me. It
was exactly the kind of thing they tell women to look out for.


I don't remember. It was the size and approximate shape of a quail
egg when I found it. I know it wasn't "squishy" at all, LOL...

He said that female cats will sometimes

have cells that swell in prep to make milk, but they stop developing
and can make a tumor. (Or something along those lines - this was ...16
years ago!) Anyway, just want to give you some encouragement that it
may just be a fluke.


That is encouraging. Mimi lived to a good old age, hopefully Boo will too.
Thanks, L.


Hopefully it will be her one and only.
Good luck to her!

-L.

  #8  
Old August 3rd 08, 03:12 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Boo's Boobie Update


"-L." wrote :

I don't remember. It was the size and approximate shape of a quail
egg when I found it. I know it wasn't "squishy" at all, LOL...



That was pretty big. I think you were lucky too.


Hopefully it will be her one and only.
Good luck to her!


Thanks so much. I just got finished petting her to a gorgeous shine and
sneaking in some booby feels as she got sleepy. She seems fine now.

It's weird to think about you being catless, though I understand why. It
must feel weird for you too.


  #9  
Old August 3rd 08, 03:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
LauraM[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 137
Default Boo's Boobie Update

On Aug 2, 7:12*pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"-L." wrote :

I don't remember. *It was the size and approximate shape of a quail
egg when I found it. I know it wasn't "squishy" at all, LOL...


That was pretty big. I think you were lucky too.



Hopefully it will be her one and only.
Good luck to her!


Thanks so much. I just got finished petting her to a gorgeous shine and
sneaking in some booby feels as she got sleepy. She seems fine now.

It's weird to think about you being catless, though I understand why. It
must feel weird for you too.


Glad your Boo is better. I don't know the whole story, but after
seeing your website and reading your posts, I know you are definitely
a lover of cats. Hobbes sends his best wishes too. meeeeoowww!!
  #10  
Old August 3rd 08, 05:31 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Boo's Boobie Update


"LauraM" wrote :

Glad your Boo is better. I don't know the whole story, but after
seeing your website and reading your posts, I know you are definitely
a lover of cats. Hobbes sends his best wishes too. meeeeoowww!!


Thank, Laura. You're a really nice addition to the group.

The main thing is, if you feel a lump, go get it checked out. (On your cat
or you ...!) I found a lump, had her at the vet the next day, had it out the
next morning, and the pathology says it was benign, though some 80% of
mammary tumors in cats are malignant. The total, from initial vet visit to
stitches out? $350. Could we have used it for something else? You bet. Would
I have found a way to come up with it if we had not had it at that moment?
Absolutely. She's 14--and could live to be 20 with good care, and we love
her. I know you would do the same for your gorgeous Hobbes.


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boo's Hyperactive Thyroid--Update cybercat Cat health & behaviour 12 February 27th 08 12:48 AM
Boo's EKG Postponed cybercat Cat health & behaviour 2 July 28th 07 02:34 PM
UPDATE #3 Update #2 Update sigh (was Almost had a Ping-Brother (this would make cat #13)) Magic Mood Jeep Cat anecdotes 7 June 5th 07 10:41 PM
ANOTHER UPDATE UPDATE Tomorrow Adrian Cat anecdotes 2 August 6th 04 07:27 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2018 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.