|Zelda the Cat: Trouble on Four Legs|
October 15: Zelda the Cat gets rabies and distemper shots. We opt against feline leukemia shot for various reasons.
October 29: I noticed that Zelda the Cat has a lump on her right leg, about where the rabies shot is given. Dr. Google says that it could be nothing or it could be a deadly cancer (!) and we should amputate the leg immediately. I call the vet. Vet says wait two weeks and call if lump is still there.
Yesterday, November 13: Lump still there. I call vet. We go in and the vet says, huh, your cat has a lump there. She biopsies the lump, tells me this is "not uncommon, although I've never seen it," tells me it's probably just a weird reaction to the rabies vaccine, and sends me home with the cat.
Minutes ago! The lab tech from the vet office here in SmallTown, Wisconsin calls me to tell me that they, the two local technicians, do not feel comfortable saying that it is for sure a reaction to the rabies vaccine and that they want to send it out to another pathologist. The "cells are uniform, but there are unusual granules in the sample" according to the tech who called me. I told them to send it to the pathologist (of course!) and the tech said I would hear back in 4-5 days.
My question for you: Should I be panicking? I must admit I've only been watching this lump because I googled it and it sounded like it could be really bad. The lump is about pea sized. Two weeks ago it was bright red and today its pinkish. She doesn't seem to care if we touch it so I don't think it hurts her. She's grooming, eating, and being a monster normally.
I know, I know. In 4-5 days we will know more, but I want to be prepared in case this turns out to be awful. Help!!!