On January 16th, I took Selina in to our vet because she had been limping for about 4 or 5 days. It hadn’t been any longer, but it wasn’t getting better. We were concerned she had a sprain and wanted to get it checked out. As soon as our vet felt her leg, she knew it wasn’t a sprain, and took an xray. I was given the news that the only way to save Selina’s life was amputation, and I was referred to a surgeon. Whatever what causing the issue in her leg had deterriorated the bone rapidly, and we were to basically keep her “grounded.” Her name is Catwoman! She heard that she was not allowed to climb or jump, and while she hadn’t done either in several days, as soon as we got home, she went upstairs, and climbed up the climber before I could remove it! It was removed, and she pouted. Surgury was scheduled for January 21st, as a tumor was confirmed.
Surgery went great! The tumor had destroyed her tibia, so she had been hobbling on her fibula.
Yesterday, we got her stitches removed, but there is still some scabbing, so she is still has to wear her cone. We also got the results from the biopsy. It was a very aggressive form of osteosarcoma. However, there is no sign of any spreading! The surgeon’s concern is that Selina is the youngest cat she has seen with osteosarcoma, and with it being so aggressive, her suggestion is to follow up with an oncologist, just to have everything check out. So, we last night we breathed a sigh of relief that our fur baby is cancer free! But, I do have a call into the oncologist so we can keep working on her healing.