On Wednesday, March 12th, my fiance and I noticed our cat limping. His shoulder looked very swollen. We immediately got him in to see the vet, thinking he had hurt himself somehow. We had no idea that less than an hour later we would be devastated with the news that our handsome, charming Sebastian has a huge, aggressive tumor and is going to lose his leg.
Sebastian is an indoor cat, and we are constantly interacting with him and our other animals, so the vet knew this tumor had practically grown over night. He gave us the evening to digest the news with the assumption that we would be returning very soon for an amputation. In the meantime, our vet consulted a specialist for a 2nd opinion.
After many tears, restless nights, and talking back and forth with the two vets, we have the amputation scheduled for Monday, March 17th. So far, it doesn’t appear the cancer has spread, but it is impossible to know until the tumor is looked at.
We are devastated but so thankful that this community is here to inform and comfort us. It’s going to be a long journey, maybe more so for us than Sebastian, but we are trying to stay positive.