Question by Shawna S: What can i do for my cat that has lymphoma cancer?
My cat has been in and out of the vet for the past 3 months. It started with a thick green mucus coming out of his nose (sometimes bloody). He was tested for feline leukemia virus as well as feline aids, and both came back negative.
He was put on some antibiotics for 2 weeks (clavamox) and that cleared the mucus up a bit, but not all the way. Then the mucus started getting stuck in his nasal cavities and made his eye swollen shut, with bloody puss coming from his eye.
he had a rhinoscopy last week and the results came back saying he has lymphoma cancer. My vet said he could be treated with chemo, but even then, it wont cure the cancer, just take away the current cancerous cells, and more will grow back. She said he would only last a few months after the chemo.
I looked it up online, and it says cats can only live 4-6 weeks with lymphoma cancer, though he has been sick for almost 4 months, so even though we JUST now found out its cancer, it has clearly been longer than 4-6 weeks.
Is there anything i can do to make him more comfortable while he is still here. He doesnt ACT sick. He still eats like a piggy (he has no teeth, had them all pulled last week because they were loose and infected), and goes to the bathroom normally. Its just there is a swollen mass in his nasal area/eye area and it is coming out of his eye very bloody. We are going to try and let him live as long as possible before we go put him to sleep. Hoping maybe he will die naturally. He does not seem to be in pain.
I guess my question is, does anyone have any expierence with this? What did you do if you choose to not put your cat through chemo? How long did your kitty last?
Answer by Miss Money Penny
I’m sorry to hear about your cat and it’s only natural that you want to make the time left as comfortable for him as possible and I admire you for that!
Personally non of my cats have had cancer, though I’ve lost family to this horrible disease, my first cat died a few years ago at the age of 28, he died in my arms from a sudden kidney infection.
If it was me, I would really make him as comfortable as I could – nice big fluffy warm bed with a heat pad to keep him warm, some really tasty food and his favourite treats, I’d sit him on my lap gently stroking him and talking to him, maybe a few toys if he still has energy to play a little.
I know that’s probably not what your looking for but it’s what I would do if he was my cat.
Brave lady and kitty.
Give your answer to this question below!