Monday, November 8, 2010

The Saga of Jete: Chapter 3

Jete saw the oncologist on Saturday.

I really liked her. She was kind, very thorough. She sat on the floor with her mug of coffee and told us the entire history of sarcomas in cats. I'm pretty confident she gave me pretty expert information.

So I decided to go with a somewhat experimental treatment called carboplatin which, if I understand correctly, may not work but if it does, it has a better success rate than radiation. And if I can avoid irradiating my cat, that would be awesome.

Also, I guess it has very few side affects. She may be nauseated the first 24 hours after dosage (and my Jete has a very sensitive stomach), but no other symptoms, hopefully.

Plus, it's cheaper. It's under $500 vs $7-10 thousand. Right. And if it doesn't work, we can always try radiation.

Te gets her first dose on Friday and then we wait 2 weeks before we can operate and try to cut as much of this sucker out as possible.

The operation is around $3 grand, but we're still hoping the vaccine company will pay for some if not all of it. I don't know where we stand with that, but I'll be connecting with her primary vet on Tuesday most likely and I can figure out what the heck is going on.

Meanwhile, Jete is pretty happy. She still has to wear a collar until her sore spot heals completely. But she seems like her old self. Very cuddly and lovey and playful. She even started picking on Hobbes again, which I take as a good sign. 

You guys have been seriously kickass awesome with the donations! And with the buying of the cute items from my Etsy shop. Thank you so so so so much! You rock lobster! Jete purrs with her gratitude. I promise to figure out earrings soon, but in the meantime, I've added new pendants and a couple of new rings. So go check it, yo! Before you know it, Thanksgiving will have passed and you'll need to buy (yourself) cute Christmas baubles.

Thanks so much for all the support. It means the world to have you guys here for us. The blogging world constantly blows me away with its unfettered kindness and loyalty. Love ya for it!

purr purr purr

15 comments mean you love me:

Young and Fabulous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aw i hope everything goes okay for you and Jete! Keep ya head up!!

xoxo follow me!

Biz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'll continue to keep my fingers crossed for her, this sounds SO much better than radiation!

And I looooove her white whiskers, my Macbeth has the same. So purty :)

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks, ladies! you're awesome!

Biz- love that your cat's name is Macbeth. *swoon*

amydpp said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Poor Jete, I hope things go well.

Liz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd be your rock lobster any day.

Go Jete, GO!

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks so much, amy!

Liz, you tease. ;)

Boonie S said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I send you and Jete all good wishes for success.

My thoughts are with you, Boonie

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks so much, Boonie!

Nush said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hope it goes well with the new treatment! She is a gorgeous kitty.

Colleen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm glad that Jete is feeling better. That is a good sign. And I hope this treatment works. Fingers crossed and happy thoughts for Jete!

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank you, Nush and Colleen!

Simone Says... said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sending jete and you lots of loving support and healing prayers. xo

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank you, Simone! xoxo

alonewithcats said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Little Jete's feeling well enough to be a jerk to Hobbes. Yay!

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that's how you know they're feeling okay. cat people get it.

that came out creepier than I'd intended.

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