Bad News...we need Prayers :(

Lydia KizziarLydia Kizziar North East TexasMember Posts: 6,153
edited 12 August, 2008 in Get Well Soon
Today we took Hudson to the vet and they found that along with the FIV that he already has,he has Lymphoma also :(( The lymph nodes are supposed to be as big as peas and his are as big as almonds. Lymphoma can lead to many serious health problem like cancers and such,while it is already bad in itself. The vet told me that if they get larger and larger to put Hudson down because he is suffering:(( Hudson has been with me for 10 years and he seems too young for a cat to go. And Ginger...our 10 year old dog,she will miss him SO much,they have been buddies since they were little babies. In three months(a day after Labor Day in September) we take Hudson back to see if they grew any larger. I am praying that they won't grow and won't cause him to be put down.:((

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  • Abby StolbergAbby Stolberg Prairie VillageMember Posts: 9,419
    edited 4 June, 2008
    How sad:(( Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring for you sweet Hudson|:||:||:||:|
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June, 2008
    Hudson is in our thoughts and purr prayers. Hoping the nodes don't get any larger. Purrs and Love, Athena, Apollo and Aragorn |:||:||:||:|
  • Dee FreyDee Frey Member Posts: 363
    edited 5 June, 2008
    Mewwy Mew, purring for you!
  • Jenna LuskJenna Lusk Pacific NWMember Posts: 2,034
    edited 5 June, 2008
    Have you taken him to an Internal Medicine specialist? I've only dealt with intestinal lymphoma, so have no experience with FIV or the type of lymphoma he has, but I'm wondering if there are any treatments a regular vet may not know about that a specialist may recommend. I'll have Binks and Matilda send lots of purrs your way!
  • Jan AllenJan Allen DallasMember Posts: 2,596
    edited 5 June, 2008
    OH DEAR - we are praying for you and your family. Many purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssss
  • Kristi PewKristi Pew OceansideMember Posts: 469
    edited 5 June, 2008
    Oh no!! I'm going to purr and purr for those lymph nodes to shrink. I was just diagnosed with lmphoma in April so I know how you feel. You all will be in our thoughts and purrayers, Sally Maria and her mama
  • Roxann RobbinsRoxann Robbins Member Posts: 3,268
    edited 6 June, 2008
    Swollen lymphnodes are VERY common with FIV and don't always mean they are cancerous. Did your vet take a sample with a needle and view it for cancer cells? We had a catfamily member with FIV and sometimes his nodes would get large and when they did he got a round of antibiotics and liquid roferon. Maybe you could get a second opinion? Some vets are more willing to give supportive care to FIV kitties and now know that they can live long happy lives with the disease. He lived 10 years with FIV and was always feeling pretty good and had a quality life. I purrrr and purrray that you just have swollen nodes and not cancerous nodes and that they will go down with meds. Love, Biscuit
  • Julie HopperJulie Hopper West ChicagoMember Posts: 106
    edited 24 June, 2008
    Can you update us? Sweet Biscuit had some great info, have you checked on it? All the best to you sweet Hudson and family. |:|
  • Michelle DawsonMichelle Dawson BaltimoreMember Posts: 1,619
    edited 24 June, 2008
    Purring a ton of angel purrs for you, Hudson. I want to echo my friend Biscuit's post on lymph nodes. My mom found me as a stray in 1994, at which time I already had FIV. I had health issues on and off, but lived very happily until last year at the ripe old age of approximately 17. However, we did have to go through several vets to find one we liked. We'll be thinking of you .... |:|
  • Maggie BradshawMaggie Bradshaw Member Posts: 506
    edited 24 July, 2008
    Oh Hudson! i'm so sorry to hear that. Terri and Phil are both purring for you. 10 is not old, you shoud have many happy years left! :-(
  • Kelly KovacsKelly Kovacs AkronMember Posts: 23
    edited 12 August, 2008
    I purrs for you too Hudson! All us FIV/FeLV kitties have to keep our spirits up!
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