I'd sure prefer a diagnosis of lumphoma as opposed to FIP. Lymphoma is 
treatable, and can be survivable.


-----Original Message-----
>From: dlg...@windstream.net
>Sent: Aug 13, 2013 9:39 PM
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Charles
>Hope it isn't Lyphoma, I had non-Hodkins and it is no fun.
>---- Belinda Sauro <ma...@bemikitties.com> wrote: 
>> http://www.fabcats.org/owners/cancer/lymphoma.html
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphoma_in_animals
>> It is a very aggressive cancer but a very curable one, if it is this 
>> treatment would need to be started immediately.  I know of many cats 
>> that have gone into remission, some for many years only to die years 
>> late of something else.  It is generally a young cat cancer and like I 
>> said can be put into remission quickly but must be treated quickly.
>> I am on a feline lymphoma list if you are interested in learning more, 
>> we actually have a vet on the list who is very helpful.  You can join 
>> the list here is you would like to check into it:
>> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline_lymphoma/
>> I will say a prayer for you Charles I hope it is something that is 
>> treatable.
>> On 8/13/2013 7:11 AM, Beth wrote:
>> > Actually if you do an abdominal tap of the fluid you can pretty much 
>> > tell just by looking at it if it is FIP. It is a very distinct, 
>> > stringy, yellow fluid. I'm not a vet, but the 1st time I saw it tapped 
>> > off one of my cats I knew exactly what it was.
>> > But that is usually in the abdomen, not the chest, which is where the 
>> > fluid seems to be in Charles. Fluid in the chest could be a heart 
>> > condition, but that is usually not accompanied by swollen lymph nodes.
>> >
>> > Glad he is feeling a bit better & hope the x-rays or ultrasound tell 
>> > you what is going on.
>> >
>> > Beth
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