Chubby's Story of Skull Tumor
Chubby is a very unlucky 13 year old kitty who had a strange tumor of the top of her skull. It turned out to be a fibrosarcoma (based on a biopsy). Her owner KF writes:
I really enjoy your newsletters and will continue to subscribe in the future.
Just wanted to give you an update on Chubby. I first found a lump on her head on Christmas Eve. My family vet referred me to you. You did a biopsy and found an aggressive form of cancer. We decided it was best not to do surgery. She is 13+ years of age. Can you be my primary care doctor? Just kidding. The options and explanations you provided for Chubby’s care were excellent and helped us make our decision.
I just wanted to thank you and hope you will stay in the Lehigh Valley. I have told all my family and friends about your excellent care. Unfortunately, as you predicted, Chubby isn’t doing very well. She has now become disoriented. We have moved her into a room where she has all her needs met. Food, water, litter and a comfortable bed on the floor. She never liked to be held much but she is constantly around my feet and loves to be cuddled now.
I did print off your quality of life screen as you recommended. She will be going to kitty heaven very soon. Thank you so much for everything. We will be giving a new kitten a wonderful life once we adopt her from a local shelter. Hope her older sister, Peaches, enjoys her as well. Thank you.”