Today I took June Buggie back to the vet because he has not gotten any better.
The vet found a tumor on his neck beneath his right ear. The tumor is huge- about the size of a golf ball. It’s not observable because it’s located deep. The vet said that she’s not sure if removal is a possibility because of location. We’d have to do a CT scan to see if it’s entangled in his spine and/or nervous system.
But all that is irrelevant because surgery at this point would be risky. June Buggie’s hyperthyroidism is not under control and he hasn’t been eating.
The vet gave June Buggie a steroid shot to see if it will shrink the tumor and stimulate his appetite. We go back in a week for follow-up.
I am resigned to the fact that I will most likely soon say good-bye to Junior. Please keep us in your thoughts.