for a few months now our cat has been sick.
He has a lump on the side of his head that kept growing. When it was still fairly small, we took him to the vet and he told us to take him to a nearby town where they will do an ultrasound.
The Vet there told us it was nothing to be concerned about and as long as he eats and behaves normally there is no need for surgery. (we wanted the surgery back then, but we were sent home instead)
He also told us this could fall off on its own.
3 months passed and his lump grew even more. so we took him to the vet again.
Vet touched the lump a few times, didn't even look at the cd from the last check up, and now told us, there is nothing he can do for him because the lump is too big, and how we should've brought him in earlier...
He gave him an antibiotic and sent us on our way, setting the next check up when he would give him another antibiotic.
It was pure luck that Stjepans aunt remembered there was another vet half a hour from the place we lived so we decided to take him there instead to see if there is really no hope left.
He got a proper check up there. The vet told us they can try the surgery and that the chances are small for it to succeed, but I will take any chance I can, rather than to see him die in agony. This lump doesn't hurt him, but it starts to bother him, and for the past week he has been scratching it, which caused it to bleed and it spread around to the side of his neck.
The vet put a cone around his neck so he wouldn't scratch at the lump any further, and it hurts me terribly to look at him trying to cuddle against my leg and against the furniture but the cone prevents him.It also hurts me terribly to see him try to wash himself. And all the freedom he had as a cat is nw restricted because he can no longer pass through the tiny fence bars like he used to.
If it spreads further, I fear he might suffocate because the pressure will squish the air ducts.
Anyway, this is the reason for the lack of updates from both sides. We have been extremely worried and were taking care of him trying to have him be as comfortable as we could.
Today is the surgery day, so please wish him luck. ;_;