Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tucker: one year later

I can't believe it's been one year since Tucker was diagnosed with cancer. He had a checkup last night and, overall, things went well.

Benny was curious why the other cats were in the carriers.

Tucker did lose some weight, about 10 ounces. The vet thinks it's due to loss of muscle mass from aging, but we had a blood panel ordered just in case. We also took another chest x-ray and good news came back from that. The cancer went from 1.2cm to 1.3 cm (in six months' time). Here is a photo of the x-ray.

The vet could not see any new nodules or growths.

Sadie had an exam too and I had blood drawn for a panel on her.
I had it easy compared to the other cat. I'm hanging out until we can go home.
PLEASE let me back in that carrier!!
We thank every one of you for your support. We are thrilled Tucker is doing so well and I am thankful he will spend another Christmas with us. I will update you when I hear back about the bloodwork.

UPDATE: The vet called about the bloodwork. Her words were "everything is perfect. I like what I'm seeing here." Tucker will go in for a re-check in six months. :-)


Fuzzy Tales said...

This is great news about Tucker! Continued purrs and paws crossed!

Nerissa said...

Glad to hear it was a good report from the doctor. Always good to hear that sort of stuff. Love and purrs, Nissy.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is wonderful news! We are glad they are both doing so well!

Everycat said...

What wonderful news, this is going to be a very special Christmas for you all. Tucker looks very sleek, circling the PTU.

Gerry & Mungo

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased to hear this news and we are purring for him and you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Roberta said...

Such wonderfur news about the kitties. It's going to be a purrfect Christmas.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Wonderful! We had our paws and fingers crossed here, and there's a big sigh of relief from Mommy, and I bet there is even greater ones from you!
Yea, Kitties!!
Christmas will be wonderful at your house with everything going so well for the kitties!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That news is the best Christmas present of all! We're so glad that Tucker is feeling good and is there to share the holidays with you and the other cats.

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's wonderful news.
Santa couldn't possibly bring you anything better.

The Island Cats said...

YAY! We're so glad Tucker is doing well.

~*Connie*~ said...

*happy dance with a little pirouette*

The Adventures of Scarlett and Melly said...

That's great that both cats are doing well--and especially good that Tucker's cancer has barely progressed.

And congrats on the new computer!

Laila and Minchie said...

Tucker's great news is the best Christmas present ever!!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I swear Tucker lives on love.. :)

Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).