- Sep 11, 2021
Hello! New here. 1st post.I have 13 y.o. female DSH. We took her to new vet recently (a feline specialist only) here in north Atlanta for Senior Wellness. She had lost 1.5lbs. since July 2019 (now 13.8lbs). She has occasional vomiting which had increased recently. Labs looked good except elevated liver markers. Plan was to check them again 6 weeks. Meantime, my cat started having acute vomiting. Took her in. They gave her fluids, meds for pain and nausea, etc. Sent out for specialized blood work, including Feline GI Lymphoma Panel which came back at 7.7 out of 10 as consistent with small cell lymphoma. They did ultrasound which showed diffuse jejunal and ileal thickening. R/o IBD vs lymphoma. Vet now suggests surgical biopsy -- doesn't feel comfortable giving chlorambucil without it. Our cat is eating, going to bathroom and has only vomited twice in 6 weeks. Overall, pretty healthy. Torn as to what to do. Surgery (even with a very experienced specialist vet) is risky. Choices: 1) Surgical biopsy to confirm, then treat; 2) Treat as IBD, i.e. prednisolone.
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