I got a bit of a reality check yesterday when I picked up Tesia to bring her home. I got a full report on everything that was done to her while she was at the VEC - all the exams, etc. And there was a line under findings:
One centimetre round, darkly pigmented, raised mass on right side of anus.
Wait. What?? No one ever mentioned that one to me. I asked the intern - and she said, they're not really concerned about it because Tesia "has bigger issues facing her."
I think I am still living a bit in denial. Or I'm thinking, she's going to be fine. We'll find out what the cancer is, and we'll treat it. I think that without saying it outright, the experienced vets and techs know what the reality is. There have been a couple of moments that I have heard something they've said and thought, "What? She's going to be fine. That whole six months thing is not going to apply to her."
I also saw on the VEC report than in Tee's history, the cyst that she had removed from her leg in September is listed as a plasmacytoma. I had been told it was a benign cyst. But I googled plasmacytoma when I got home.
I have left a message for the intern.