Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
No bloodwork just a aspiration on the lump.
Lump is above his eye ( eye is fine and he can see). It looks like a sty .
He has a grade 2 heart murmur. This was found when I took him with the eye problem.
Thank you Lynda,
I can understand your distress, as this is a challenging situation. Without knowing whether this is a sinister or benign mast cell tumor, one cannot make a fully informed decision. And I have to say that this is quite common with this type of tumor since the small aspiration sample size can make interpreting these tricky cells difficult. Especially since mast cells are a normal part of the immune system and can normally be present anywhere there is infection or inflammation (which would go along with the current ulceration).
Thank you. Your explanation has been very thorough and clear and now I know what the situation is . I didnt really understand before. I had options . I was not fully informed.
I am very grateful for your help.
I think I will goand ask for afull examination of Mickey priorto deciding if he should have the anaesthesia. If it is at all possible I want him to have treatement.
Otherwise I willfollow your suggestions on steroids.
Thank you again for the explanation. You have been most clear and informative. I have a way forward now.