I have talked with the woman and she has decided we will use Gemini’s blog for Georgia updates, to keep people from being confused. We had first thought we would post some updates here and some on Gemini’s but I’ll try and link to the little cat blog when we have something important about Georgia going on.
My superior intellect has allowed me to do some research on the brain tumor that Georgia has. Most probably, she has a meningioma. This is a benign tumor that is in the meniges of the brain (the outer part of the brain) so that in many cases it can be easily removed. Georgia, however, is a 19 year old cat and ANY surgery is a risk. The survival rate of cats who have the rumor removed is about 70%. These are otherwise healthy cats. Georgia isn’t a youngster and the vet said that a cat her age probably wouldn’t survive the stress of the surgery.
The symptoms we are seeing are from pressure on the brain fluid from the tumor, not an invasion in the brain. It is possible, however, that Georgia has a lymphoma, which is cancerous and does grow into the brain. This is a fairly aggressive cancerous growth. Her blood work will be back on Tuesday and we’ll have more definitive results, however, her symptoms are pretty classic of a brainstem area menigioma.
I’d like to thank everyone on behalf of the woman and Gemini for their kind thoughts over this week.